Barbara Hasty, and her family took matters into their own hands over a year ago ,and forty eight hours before it was almost impossible to get out of the city they called home. Shielding her children from what they all knew was coming her families journey to higher ground meant traveling almost four hundred miles away from one corner of the state to the other and not temporarily. “I decided not to go back because I dont have a house there.” In fact all that does remain of the Hasty families home on Franklin Boulevard in New Orleans, is a shell. Hollow on the inside and like many homes in the neighborhood they have been left behind for good. From her new home in Shreveport, Barbara says just as her elected officials were less than stellar in evacuating the city she left behind the same can be said for her dealings with “Road Home” officials. “I think they dropped the ball again and something needs to be done with the people who are working road home now perhaps we need to wash the slate clean.“ For now one pecan tree in her new back yard will have to do, but Barbara says she hopes to one day put her former home back together , where only one of seven pecan trees now stands.