Daria Drury moved into her newly constructed house in September 2013, eight years after Hurricane Katrina flooded and destroyed her old home in New Orleans.
“I almost didn’t rebuild this house, but I felt like I needed emotional closure,” said Drury. “[My son] Evan and I grew up here; It was home. It felt like something I needed to close the loop on.”
When Katrina hit in August 2005, Drury was a business manager at a Valspar paint plant in Mississippi. She lived in New Orleans and commuted to Mississippi daily. Twelve years later, she’s the head of finance and