Tuesday, May 3, 2016

“3-year-old Amiya Brunet sat on the bridge the leads to...

"3-year-old Amiya Brunet sat on the bridge the leads to her family's home on Isle de Jean Charles, in Louisiana. During storms, the house fills with up to a foot of mud. Amiya's parents, Keith Brunet and Keisha McGehee, want to leave. Keith, who has worked as an oysterman, a fisherman and a tugboat captain, grew up on the island. "It's hard to move when you've lived here all your life, but I've got to look to my kids' future," he said. Earlier this year, @hudgov announced a $48 million grant for Isle de Jean Charles — the first allocation of federal tax dollars to move an entire community that is struggling with the impacts of #climatechange. But unlike Amiya's family, many of the island's residents don't want to leave. Attachment runs deep. Visit the link in our profile to read the full story. We'll be sharing more photos by @nytimes photographer @joshhaner later this week." By nytimes on Instagram.

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