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 The Advocate HTVHouma NBC Houma Today CBS ABC The Advocate

Loss of Businesses

By Dex Duet, Features editor Hurricane Ida’s destruction put the bayou at a standstill. It halted the overall sense of normalcy, especially for business owners who had to deal with damages to both homes and businesses. Brenda Dardar Robichaux, the owner of Chez Felicite, a local wedding venue and bed and breakfast, was grateful to […]

Loss of Homes

By Mikaela Chiasson-Knight, Managing Editor A home is more than a place of residence, they are places to find security, make memories and build lives. As Ida left the Bayou Region, it took stability from a countless number of families in South Louisiana. With so many buildings damaged and destroyed, residents are left scrambling to […]

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 […]