BEAUMONT, Texas — Brigham Younger College college students are making the trek from Utah to Southeast Texas to find out how hurricanes have an effect on our neighborhood.
They spoke with individuals who misplaced every thing within the storms about their experiences which have plagued our space.
Hurricane season started June 1. Doable flooding, wind and rain are precisely why a gaggle of journalism college students from Brigham Younger College are right here.
“[It’s] for college kids to exit into the true world to develop into journalists in that sense and interview folks from these communities and create a narrative round that neighborhood,” mentioned pupil Hailey Deeds. “So we selected Texas as a result of, effectively, none of us have ever been right here, and we have at all times wished to be taught extra about hurricanes and the results they’ve on the neighborhood.”
They’re interviewing lifelong residents and studying in regards to the resilience of Southeast Texans and getting that new perspective.
“So, rising up in California, I by no means thought a lot about hurricanes like that, I by no means skilled them,” mentioned journalism pupil Jamie Calica. “The thought was what I noticed within the media and the information, and being right here and listening to the opinions of different tales makes it extra private and extra impactful on you and makes you sympathize extra.”
They even talked in regards to the impacts these storms had on the ecosystem in our space.
“Plenty of trout fishermen have been saying it is by no means been the identical and it is damage oyster life right here, which is big. For that ecosystem at Sabine Lake,” mentioned Johnny Thomas.
Many issues had been realized right here whereas in Texas, particularly how Texans come collectively to assist one another.
“There’s this bond, even when they do not know one another, they’re at all times prepared to assist one another,” Calica mentioned.
These journalism college students will make the journey again to Utah on Sunday and hopefully realized not solely how Southeast Texas handles hurricanes, but additionally how we maintain one another.