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GSU student starts new chapter after her home flooded

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Essence Brown planned for her first week at Grambling State University to be a dream come true.

But after the freshman criminal justice major was awakened by her mother at 5 a.m. Aug. 13 to knee-deep water in her Albany home, Brown knew her dream would be tarnished.
“It was unbelievable,” she said. “The water was everywhere. I didn’t expect my freshman year of college would be coming out of a flood.”

Brown went to sleep on Aug. 12 thinking what any freshman might be thinking of — decorating her first dorm room.

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