The Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission didn't see an influx of homeless people looking for a place to stay during the thunderstorms that hit Shreveport late Monday and early Tuesday morning. According to a spokesperson at the Rescue Mission, the homeless tend to look for better shelter when it comes to heat, but not as much during storms
Reporter Romni DiJohn talked to some of the area's homeless in downtown Shreveport Tuesday, after the early-morning storm had moved on.
"It's in the open, I get a breeze right here and nobody bothers me so I get my sleep," said Lloyd Theefre, a homeless man.
Theefre has been sleeping under the outside cover of an abandoned business in downtown Shreveport, but he said it wasn't always this way.
"I moved (to Shreveport) for a job, (but) when I got here they gave it to someone else, so I've been on the streets ever since trying to find work," Theefre said.
"When I lived in Austin I made $2200 every two weeks, and I had a three-bedroom house. Now look at me, sleeping on the streets," he added.
Weather is the least of worries for some, like Ricky Morgan, who is also homeless.
"Certain people can go and they sit and they lay (sic); the law doesn't say anything, but certain other people go sit and lay (sic) and the law will hassle you," Morgan said, adding that he never knows where he's going to sleep until the time comes.
"I take it one step at a time," he said...Reported by Romni DiJohn, 6/12/12