Katrina family stays in Lumberton
Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
Cousins Brendel Dupree, 15; (from left to right) Brandon Dupree, 18; Racqel Novel, 12; and Brittaney Dupree, 16, share a laugh at their apartment in Lumberton on Thursday, August 24, 2006. Hurricane Katrina forced the family to leave New Orleans. While living in Southeast Texas, they were hit by Hurricane Rita. Since then, they have settled down in Lumberton and plan to stay.