Jim King, Bridget Shia, Brian Mann discussed on Morning Edition

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But help is arriving to dig out these towns and haul away debris on Grand Isle. At the very tip of southern Louisiana, A National Guard bulldozer was clearing dunes of sand that IDA dropped on the main road. But here again, the scale of work ahead is hard to wrap your mind around. A lot of the houses on this barrier island are just gone sheered away. It makes you wonder. Where do you start? Where do you start jewels? Baldwin was checking on his vacation camp, which sits up high on pilings. Looking out from the deck, Goldman said he's not sure what will happen next to this town. I got to feel a lot of people won't be back. Some people that got totally destroyed. A couple miles down the road. I climbed the ladder to talk with Jim King his house to sits up high on pilings of precaution. After the last big storm. We moved down here three months before Katrina lost. Everything we owned Started over again. King is 75 years old. He rode out, Ida right here. Part of the house broke off while he was inside. You can't describe anything because all it was was wind and rain. You can't see nothing. I hear nothing but rain and wind, King said his wife who didn't want to talk with me went to a shelter during Ida. King said she thinks he was crazy for staying. And when he saw how much destruction there was, he agreed with her. Now they've been told they might have to make do for a month without electricity, using their generator and camping out in their RV, King said. He really loves it here. But sometimes it's hard to remember why. Yeah, there's some good and some bad. Let me tell you what, And this, too, is the thing. People told me as they begin to rebuild one more time. They love life on this coast, but it's getting harder to sustain. Brian Mann NPR news At some point over the last 18 months. Each of us has probably thought about taking up some new past time. Some of us have even followed through. A gesture itself improvement or just a way not to go store crazy and couple times. Some of us have even taken up a musical instrument. Perhaps the piano Last fall, Bridget Shia took up the piano. A year later, she became the youngest winner of the prestigious elite International Music Competition, which grants the.

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