Hurricane Ida hit Louisiana on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, August 29, 2021. 

Hurricane Ida, 2021

I live in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. That happens to be that little sliver of land jutting out into the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane Ida packed winds clocked at 190 MPH at Port Fouchon. We were very fortunate, the winds here only reached 100 mph gusts. My brother lost a number of mature orange trees and 80% of his orange crop. This is the second year in a row. Don’t let anyone ever tell you that farming is easy. 

Because of Hurricane Ida, we lost power and water for 7 days.  We are now back up and running again. Thank goodness we had help to clean up all the tree limbs and debris from the yard. If I don’t have to hear a generator run for a while, I’ll be one happy camper.  Our roof repair is scheduled and thank goodness is not leaking. 

In saying all that, there are so many other neighbors and friends suffering. They still do not have electricity, running water, homes, jobs and so much more. The recovery will take a long time. Children going back to school in those areas will be delayed. There are lots of charities and faith based organizations doing great work. They can use any and all help as well as continued prayers.

As for me, I’m not sure when I will post a new project yet. Hopefully, soon.

Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations