Weezie Margolis came to Dallas with her husband and two daughters right before Hurricane Katrina hit their New Orleans home. “There were no tears,” she says, “ because for such a long time, we didn’t know if our house was destroyed or not destroyed. There was a lot of ‘we don’t know, we don’t know.’” Photo by Rasy Ran

Thousands of evacuees have made Dallas home since Hurricane Harvey struck the Gulf Coast.

It isn’t the first time that Dallas has welcomed hurricane evacuees. In 2005, just as many people fleeing Hurricane Katrina settled in the city. They lost their homes and any semblance of stability.

In 2015, a decade after the storm hit, several Louisiana natives who relocated to Preston Hollow shared their stories. You can read them here.


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