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Hurricane Ida Aftermath

August 31st, 2021 at 05:26 pm

My loved ones are all okay. We lost power for less than 24 hours at my parents' home. My apartment is without power & under a boil advisory for the foreseeable future as is most (all?) of Jefferson Parish. I am back at my parents' home after venturing into the city to check in at the hospital. After I learned of the water situation I requested leave for the week. I hope the situation will be better in a week, but as I understand it, it could take up to 6 weeks to get the power fully restored in Jefferson. With a boil advisory I would need power for my apartment to be habitable. There is also a curfew from 6p-6a daily. I just left my apartment at 6p yesterday, after picking up some things & cleaning out my refrigerator. There was no way that I was staying the night. I'd rather risk getting stopped, but thankfully it was smooth sailing all the way back to BR.

New Orleans had a total black-out after the storm blew through & the mayor is asking people who evacuated to not return. I was told there was some looting going on, which is another reason I wanted to leave before dark.

It's still hard to get gas in Baton Rouge, but it is available if you're willing to wait. I don't plan on going anywhere until maybe Laber Day so I'll wait. Hopefully it will be more readily available. 

This truly was a devastating storm. Thankfully there were not many lives lost, but the damage to infrastructure is pretty significant. The (huge) bright spot is that our levees held.

I will see if anything gets postponed with my condo sale. I went by yesterday morning after the storm & all looked well.

8 Responses to “Hurricane Ida Aftermath”

  1. Wink Says:

    I am so glad you and your family are ok! What a devastating storm.

  2. Carol Says:

    Thanks for checking in. I was thinking about you.

  3. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Glad that you and your family are doing okay!

  4. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Glad you’re safe and well, definitely very smart to stay with your parents in this time of uncertainty! Hope you’re back in your place soon and the condo sale continues uninterrupted.

  5. CB in the City Says:

    I am so glad to hear you are well. Thank goodness your parents live in a place that is safe! Hang in there -- this will soon be a memory, and life will go on.

  6. PatientSaver Says:

    I'm glad you are okay. Also great you can stay with your parents and not have to go anywhere for a while. Best to hunker down til things get back to normal. Losing power in a storm can be very, very disruptive. Stay safe.

  7. Dido Says:

    I'm glad you're ok but sorry to hear of all the life disruption the storm is causing you!

  8. rob62521 Says:

    Glad you are OK. My heart goes out to all who were in Ida's path and suffering.

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