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Neighbors come together to help after the storm

Posted at 1:08 PM, Oct 11, 2020

Delta brought town a tree in Jamie Guidry's Lafayette yard.

But within 10 minutes, he tells us, his neighbors were there to help. During the hurricane, they came out to help remove as much of the tree as they could, and patch up his roof.

"Some of us during the week were saying, I hope it comes our way and doesn't hit Lake Charles again," Guidry tells KATC. "How many people do you know who would say that? But I was saying, let it come our way and don't hit Lake Charles, because Lake Charles has it bad. That's just the way Louisianians think. That's just the way we are."

After the tree hit his house, Guidry says more than a dozen neighbors showed up, in the middle of a hurricane.

"Tractors, machines, chainsaws, cutting everything, getting it off the house," he said. "The night of the storm, when it fell, I had neighbors from both sides of the street out here in the rain and wind, helping me put tarps up on the roof and everything. Neighbors really look out for each other around here, and that's how it should be."

He showed us piles of debris in his front yard.

"That's a big difference. I can see my backyard. I couldn't see anything yesterday," he says. "Friends and Family, thank you from the bottom of my heart. They know if they need something I'll be right there with them."