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"I’ve been through it. It took me a couple years just to get over it," Johnson says.
After 26 years in New Orleans, the catastrophe called Katrina sent him back here to his hometown.
“Yep, Hurricane Katrina success story, I will say that.”
He calls himself that, in part, because he survived and ultimately opened his "The Big Eazy" restaurant. Now he's in a fight to keep the doors open after a battle over back taxes and an accountant who says he skipped town.
“Now we’re on the verge of closing the dream down. It just brings back the Hurricane Katrina, losing everything,” Johnson reflected.
Even turning on the TV is tough.
“It’s painful. If anybody’s ever been through a major storm - not a storm - a major storm, you never come out of it the same,” he admits.
Sadly, as he witnesses horrific scenes in Houston, haunting memories come flooding back.
“I got like 10 friends I had in New Orleans, I can’t find them. I don’t know what happened to them, where they’re at, I can’t find them since Hurricane Katrina,” he claims.