Officials Survey Hurricane Damage in Grand Isle, Louisiana

The mayor of Grand Isle, Louisiana, David Camardelle says between 85 and 90 percent of homes and businesses on the island have been “totally destroyed” after Hurricane Ida made landfall on August 29 as a Category 4 storm.

Video shared by Jefferson Parish on September 4 shows Grand Isle Mayor David Camardelle and Councilman at Large Ricky Templet surveying the damage in Grand Isle. The barrier island was deemed “uninhabitable” as an estimated 100 percent of structures in Grand Isle damaged or destroyed, officials said.

Both Camardelle and Templet called for federal support to bolster levee protection in the area, which has been struck by several powerful storms in recent years. Credit: Jefferson Parish via Storyful

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