07:33 PM CDT on Monday, August 25, 2008Scott Satchfield / Eyewitness News
A wind-shredded American flag still hangs on the front of a home on 4th Street in Chalmette -- one Arnold Crabtree has struggled to rebuild.
Crabtree was deployed for a year of duty in Afghanistan a couple months ago, but in the time since he's been gone, the soldier says FEMA came by and took the trailer he had been living in.
Friend and neighbor Kathy Hernandez says Crabtree was shocked when she delivered the news.
"Just freaked out...freaked out, worried," Hernandez said. "He had his sergeant contact FEMA to secure the trailer being there when he arrives home in a year, so you know, he thought he had taken care of everything he needed to before he left."