(TargetLiberty.org) – On the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, another massive storm ripped through Louisiana. Hurricane Ida came ashore on August 29 as a category 4 storm with wind speeds of 150 mph. One of the islands in the storm’s path is now “uninhabitable.”
Two days after Ida ravaged The Pelican State, local Fox 8 reporter Rob Krieger discussed the damage to Grand Isle in a Facebook post. He said the storm devastated the island. “Nearly every home has some sort of damage and most have significant damage,” according to the journalist. There was no power, cell service, or water.
Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng reported that 10 of the island’s 12 levees broke and 100% of the structures suffered damage. In the wake of the storm, emergency crews struggled to rescue residents.
Sheng warned residents to stay away from the island if they managed to escape before the storm. She said the damage is too extensive and these “are not conditions to be living in.”
Unfortunately, it will likely take months, maybe years, for island residents to fully recover.
Those who want to help the people impacted by Hurricane Ida can donate to the American Red Cross. Mutual Aid Disaster Relief is looking for people to provide supplies; those who wish to volunteer can do so HERE. The Cajun Navy is also accepting donations.
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