Life After The Storm
After Devastating Hurricanes, Teamsters Disaster Relief Offers a Lifeline
Iashia Nelson is a driver for First Transit and a member of Local 988. Sadly, she’s been on the receiving end of a hurricane before. She came to Houston after losing everything she had to Hurricane Katrina in 2005. As she stood on the roof of her apartment building with 30 other people, watching Houston drown as flood waters devastated everything in sight, she wasn’t thinking about her past in New Orleans. She was thinking about her future and whether she would survive to see it.