Katy neighborhood providing food, essential items to Hurricane Laura evacuees in Houston

Volunteers from Katy packing food.
Volunteers from Katy packing food. (Copyright 2020 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

KATY – Hurricane Laura made landfall in southwest Louisiana nearly three weeks ago, and people there are still living in miserable conditions. Many still don’t have power, water or a place to live. Many families are still staying elsewhere. In fact, some are in the Houston area.

A group of volunteers and restaurants have been stepping up since the storm. On Thursday, Chick-fil-A provided dinner to evacuees staying at the Residence Inn Marriott Hotel in Katy.

Families from Louisiana say they’re grateful, but they are still faced with other challenges.

“Very different...it’s a process,” Nikkie Scott Austin said, describing living in a hotel. “Not being able to do the stuff you normally used to do.”

Austin also shared photos of her home in Lake Charles.

“It’s just hard to get into the property. I have a lot of trees down, but the trees didn’t get into the house,” she said.

In the past three weeks, Austin has been paying about $100 dollars a night at the Residence Inn Marriott in Katy.

Katy neighbors helping evacuees three weeks after Laura
Katy neighbors helping evacuees three weeks after Laura