Some days I’m ready to go, some days I look outside and I want to despair. I want to just lie down and die. But that’s not an option.

June 18, 2019 AT 3:00 AM

Stormy Deere, a resident of Redwood, Miss., whose home is surrounded by chest-deep water that's expected to stay there until at least July, months after record rainfall caused parts of the Mississippi River to flood for the longest time since 1927. She now travels by boat.