Elizabeth Turner said, "I thought I was over it, now I see I'm not."
But New Orleans native Elizabeth Turner shares vivid memories from the storm, like it was yesterday.
Turner said, "Water, cause we was on the second floor, was an inch from being in the house. I swear, it took my nerves. I had to run to use the bathroom, I said Jesus, I was about to lose it."
She says she waited for help on the roof of her apartment for five days and almost lost her mind. She says she even considered taking her own life.
Turner said, "Nobody's coming, ain't nobody worrying. I say it just don't make no sense. I'm just gone go on and--I was just looking and I was like, I'm gone jump and kill myself. I can't take it anymore."
Then, she says God answered her prayers.
"He say, I'm going rescue you, but when I rescue you, I don't want you to look back."
And she hasn't Four days after helicopters rescued Turner and her mother, they moved to Monroe with the help of an aunt. She's been here ever since.
Turner said, "I don't have a desire to go back. I'm very happy and content right here." Turner says she found a new job and a new church home.
"This is like another chance at life for me. It's like I had a chance, I can start over."
For Turner, starting over means keeping her promise to God and not looking back on her life in New Orleans, but towards her future in Monroe.