City contractors that are supposed to keep trash and storm debris separate are mixing them together, which could mean a higher bill for whoever picks up the bill -- either the City of New Orleans or the federal government.
“It’s just starting to dry up, but again it’s just chipping at it a little bit every day you come down here,” said Kipp Nash who built his retirement home in Myrtle Grove. Now the only way he can get to it is by boat.
“People have gone through enough with the hurricane and had to throw all of their food and stuff away now they have to go through all of this just to get food. It’s ridiculous it really is,” said Daggs.
“To look now... It just goes through you,” said Pearl Sylve, who has lived in the Ironton community for 80 years. Looking at her damaged home and the damaged cemetery where her entire family is buried is heartbreaking.
Officials with the Louisiana Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) say they are extending the operation of their call center by one hour to accommodate the high volume of calls for registration of Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) benefits.
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) received federal approval September 14, 2021 to begin Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) operations to provide additional food aid to families impacted by Hurricane Ida.
Hurricane Ida’s damage means students in 42 Jefferson Parish schools will not go back to class until October 1. The district is trying to find a way to remedy the required 63,720 minutes of instructional school time.
HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge toured some areas of New Orleans on Friday. She said HUD and the rest of the Biden administration are committed to helping the state recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Ida.
Bob Dean, the owner of seven nursing homes that evacuated more than 800 residents to a warehouse ahead of Hurricane Ida, plans to appeal the state’s decision to revoke the licenses for the facilities, his attorney said Friday.
Some Louisiana homeowners say they are about to be hit with astronomical flood insurance premiums because of FEMA’s new Risk Rating 2.0 Program. But FEMA disputes statements that claims will rise for some by 1000%.
As local and state officials look for more funding for housing, some believe the affordable housing crisis before the storm is only getting worse as supply is low but the demand for homes and rentals is high.
The mayor of Jean Lafitte says they are preparing to move the Ida response stage to recovery. Tim Kerner Jr. is also calling for Atmos Energy representatives to send additional resources to restore gas lines.