The Last Days Of A Louisiana Tribe’s Struggle To Escape The Rising Sea

"ISLE DE JEAN CHARLES - When she was a girl, Theresa “Betty” Billiot would open the back door to a view of cattle grazing in pastures, cotton fields and wild prairie dotted with duck ponds. Now she opens the same door and sees nothing but the rising sea.

“You got to watch where you walk because you might sink,” she said, stabbing a soggy backyard path with her shovel, a tool she uses to both ward off snakes and test the stability of the ever-softening, ever-shrinking land around her home, one of the last still standing on Isle de Jean Charles.

“If you get stuck, there’s nobody around anymore to come get you out.”"

Tristan Baurick Reports For Nola.Com August 28, 2022.


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Source:, 08/29/2022