Many recall the memories and lessons left behind after Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans. Listen to one man’s story that was shared with News 92 FM’s Martha Martinez.
Weldon Jimerson says Hurricane Katrina is his most life-altering experience, one which included a trek of more than five miles through chest-high waters filled with everything from human waste to oil to the remains of people’s businesses and lives, just to reach a bus to safety:
Jimerson stayed behind after his father and all the females of the family fled to safety. He toughed it out as long as he could, until days after the storm when it became clear that he would have to trek more than five miles in treacherous, chest-high waters to the busses that would carry
them to safety:
Jimerson says he waited for several days before admitting to himself he had to leave. That meant a terrifying five-mile walk through chest-high waters filled with everything from human waste to shards of glass from looted storefronts, all to reach a ride to safety. But Jimerson says even that was scary: