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Katrina evacuee finds new home in Ruston

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Brenda Boyle evacuated from the New Orleans area during Hurricane Katrina and found a new home in Ruston.

Brenda Boyle didn’t expect to find a new home when she evacuated from her New Orleans home ahead of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Boyle, along with several family members ranging from her 18 month-old great grandson to her 87-year-old mother, made the decision to evacuate before the storm really hit.

“We stopped at every hotel we saw, and they had nothing for nine people,” Boyle said. “We decided we weren’t going to leave each other and kept driving.”

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