All the recent flooding in the Ark-La-Miss forced many people to travel by boat just to get to their houses.
A neighborhood in Litroe was doing just that.
Neighbors pitched in to build a road….themselves!
Can you imagine living on an island?
Flooding made a neighborhood in Litroe that way, it is surrounded by water.
But that didn't stop a few good samaritans from making their own road.
Getting to Litroe in north Union Parish on a dry day isn't easy.
It’s a combination of curvy roads and forests.
And when the water flooded both roads two weeks ago, people like Cheryl Bibby were stuck.
"It was a very risky situation as a matter of fact I haven't been out since the first of November, yesterday was my first day out," said Bibby.
The three families who live here could go out by boat, but that has its drawbacks.
"At night, cross a boat in the woods it’s not something easy to do because you don't really know which way is which," said James Bibby Jr.
Litroe is also a popular hunting area.
A few hunters pitched in to build a road for local residents.
"They were stranded in here; they had no way to out to go to the store to buy groceries to go to work or whatever," said Litroe hunter Bobby Hicks.
Bobby Hicks owns a hunting camp in Litroe.
Hicks says one man donated his land to turn an old railroad track into a road.
Between Hicks and two other men they donated culverts, gravel and even machines to do the work.
"To put these culverts in and the man with the bulldozer pushed the dirt in there," said Hicks.
The volunteers don't even have permanent residence in Litroe, but the men were just glad to help.
"It makes me feel good that people can go in and out," said Hicks.
People like Bibby who call Litroe home are overwhelmed with joy that a few good men pulled their community together again.
"Oh my God, it was wonderful it makes me think W.W.J.D. thing, “What Would Jesus Do” our neighbors did just that."
Neighbors tell NBC 10, the hunters even had to tear down their deer stands just to make way for the road
Proof goodwill is still alive!