Gulf Coast Faces Shortages of Food, Water and Energy Days After Hurricane Ida’s Landfall

HeadlineSep 02, 2021

Over 1 million customers in Louisiana and Mississippi still had no power as of Wednesday evening, and 1 million residents either had no running water or were under a boil-water order. Louisianans are also facing increasingly desperate shortages of fuel, food and other essential goods. This is a New Orleans resident who survived the hurricane.

Faith Johnson: “I’ve been a resident here all my life. I haven’t seen any change. Every time a disaster comes, we’re the last one to be served. We need ice water right now. … We don’t have no electricity. We are badly surviving through this heat. The gas lines are ridiculous long. We need our leadership to take control.”

President Joe Biden is set to visit Louisiana Friday to tour storm damage.

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