Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Isaac --- August 28 2012

After Isaac:  Still a Ghost Town

Meanwhile, Mr. Gourgues drives down Louisiana 39 almost every day from his temporary home in Meraux to his damaged home in Braithwaite. Only about one-third of the town's 1,000 residents have returned so far.
Mr. Gourgues longs to get back. "When your home is your home, it's your home," he said. That is an emotion everyone in this part of Louisiana can understand.


The state allocated $8 million in federal funds to Plaquemines Parish, originally intended to either buyout or elevate homes that received significant water damage in Hurricane Isaac, according to Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser.
But so many people applied for a buyout that the state advised the parish to scrap that program and use the funds to elevate homes instead.

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