Fortune has not been kind to Joey Cirilo of late.
In March 2020, his girlfriend - who has a pre-existing heart condition - was left immobilised for weeks with a "really bad" case of COVID-19.
Then this year Mr Cirilo, 36, lost his job at a local charity, leaving him without a steady source of income.
And now, his life has been "completely changed" again, he said, this time because of Hurricane Ida.
The most powerful Atlantic storm of the 2021 hurricane season has forced the evacuation of thousands from Louisiana, Mr Cirilo among them.