Hurricane History

On the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana has no history without hurricanes. But how does 2021’s Hurricane Ida stack up against some of the region’s other storms?

News Coverage

National and local news all covered Hurricane Ida’s buildup, landfall and aftermath. Each told the story in a different way. Here’s a sampling of various coverage of the Bayou Region as the storm unfolded. All Local National The Advocate 4WWL CNN WDSU Nola.com The Advocate HTVHouma NBC Houma Today CBS ABC The Advocate

Donations & Help

By Mikaela Chiasson-Knight Managing editor Even in times of devastation, the locals of Louisiana’s bayou region are vigilant about giving back to their communities. As soon as Hurricane Ida ripped through the area, people from all areas began helping those in need. “Even though so many people were struggling after the storm passed, it was […]

Loss of History

A Personal Story: Losing Homes & History By Dex Duet, Features editor Dollie Duet, a native of Golden Meadow, Louisiana, lost most of her belongings during Hurricane Ida. Her home, her vehicle, and her sense of peace, all washed away with Ida’s devastating fury. She is currently staying between friends’ and family’s houses waiting for […]

First Responders

By Dex Duet, Features editor Under Hurricane Ida’s mandatory evacuations, most families in the Bayou Region packed up and left. But law enforcement officers prepared and then stood ready to face the brunt of the storm and the aftermath. “We’re in the middle of the storm working and they [other officers] get reports back that […]

Kristil Cloud

Houma, Louisiana Evacuated to Monroe, Louisiana What has been the hardest part for you living through and after Ida? The hardest part is actually the guilt, or wishing I could fix things for everyone. Obviously I can’t and now that I’m 1000 miles away, I don’t even know what the situation is like down there, […]

Jared Bourg

Bourg, Louisiana Stayed What has been the hardest part for you living through and after Ida? The lack of utilities was a lot more difficult than I thought it would be, but I think that coming to terms with the fact that my childhood home where I grew up for the past 20 years is […]

Divine Martin

Houma, Louisiana Evacuated to Monroe, Louisiana What has been the hardest part for you living through and after Ida? The hardest part is seeing your community devastated past recognition and wondering how long it will be until everything is “normal” again. What do you think is the biggest loss from Ida? The biggest loss, I […]

Dex Duet

Golden Meadow, Louisiana Evacuated to Welsh, Louisiana What has been the hardest part for you living through and after Ida? I think the biggest loss is not just physical homes but the feeling of safety and security. We face a lot during our day to day and a huge part of the relief of that […]

Mikaela Chiasson-Knight

Houma, Louisiana Evacuated to Austin, Texas, with 4 pets. “It was a mess.” What has been the hardest part for you living through and after Ida? I think the hardest part for me was just seeing my hometown in complete chaos and wreckage…  I’ll never forget driving back from Texas and seeing all of the […]