On Sunday, August 31, as Hurricane Gustav was barreling towards the Louisiana coastline, the front page of the Travel section for the Houston Chronicle recommended as a vacation destination, under the headline, “Swamped with fun”…..New Orleans and the State of Louisiana!
Of course, these articles are written well in advance of their publication and printed days before they hit the newsstands. But it is a poignant reminder of the destruction that is about to be visited upon Louisiana and the Gulf Coast.
Louisiana is a beautiful state with a rich history. Growing up in North Texas, I didn’t care too much about hurricanes until I married my wife. Her father’s family has been in Louisiana for generations…Cajuns all. They only came to Port Arthur, Texas for work during World War II.
May God grant protection to those who are evacuating from the Gulf Coast, and especially to those who choose to stay behind, grace to those who lose their lives during the storm and evacuation, and strength to the residents as they return to rebuild.
After the storm, if you would like to talk to someone about moving further inland, especially to the Bryan and College Station area, give me a call or drop me a line.
Good luck to all.
Jason Johnston, Century 21 Beal, Inc.
979-571-3553 – cell