BILOXI, Mississippi (WLOX) – Hurricane Ida left damage in Louisiana. It was a deadly and destructive Category 4 hurricane and the second most destructive and intense hurricane on record in the state, behind Katrina in 2005.
Because people were without electricity and other necessities for weeks, a group of citizens from D’Iberville wanted to help. The crew, made up of law enforcement officers and other city employees, traveled to Louisiana to help in any way they could.
“Fortunately, here we have created a leadership environment to serve all of our employees,” said City of Iberville City Manager Clay Jones.
“They fed our people the first day back in town and they were the first of many to arrive in our town,” said Sheena Candies.
Candy said seeing the crew introduce themselves was a breath of fresh air.
“Out of nowhere I see a convoy of police cars, fire engines and trailers,” she said.
On Friday afternoon, she showed her gratitude by driving to Mississippi and handing each member of the crew a special Christmas ornament handmade by her father.
“God puts people in your life for a reason and I really believe they were meant to come and help our hometown. They took me like family, and it was like they were one of us, ”Candies said.
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