Hurricane evacuees decide to make Ruston home
Her tears didn’t stop even after her husband’s knee accidentally switched their fleeing vehicle’s radio to a station offering refuge in Ruston.
The Lopez’s destination had been North Carolina, where James Lopez’s brother lived, but forecasters also placed that area in danger. So where would they seek refuge with their son and nephew?
With no clear destination and little money, the family headed west until they finally pulled into the rest area about 12 miles east of Ruston. And that’s where James and Paullette Lopez feel that fate intervened.