Louisiana Flooding Victim Grateful to Return to Cedarville University
CEDARVILLE — For Bekah Luce, a junior majoring in nursing at Cedarville University, there was doubt last week as to whether she could return to college.
Luce and her family, residents in flood-damaged Denham Springs, La., lost all of their possessions 10 days before she was scheduled to return to campus. In spite of losing their clothing, furniture, and house, Luce and her family said they are grateful they have each other and she could continue her studies.
“I hadn’t seen the sun until I came north to Ohio for school,” Luce said. “It was refreshing to see the sun and not get rained on all day. I came back to Cedarville University with a college friend. My mom was going to follow us in her car, but it was damaged in the flood.”
Luce, her mom and one sister departed their home on Friday, Aug. 12 for relatives in Arkansas as the waters began to rise in the streets and yards in Denham Springs. Her dad and two brothers remained at their house to try to save as much of their belongings as possible.
They were not successful as the water level rose from three feet on Saturday, Aug. 13 to an excess of five feet by dawn. It was late in the day when her siblings and dad decided to leave the house for the safety of Amite Baptist Church, where Luce’s father is the pastor.
The family continues to work through the effects of the flooding. They are doubtful the house will be salvaged, nor their car that was parked in their driveway.
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