Everywhere there’s blue after Hurricane Ida

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If there are no wreckage from Hurricane Ida in your area, you are blessed. A short drive in any direction reveals broken trees, broken houses and row upon row of debris along the way. And over Terrebonne and Lafourche, a patchwork of blue sails.

As soon as Ida’s winds allowed, the victims began covering damaged roofs with blue. Tarpaulins of other colors too, but blue predominates. A few years ago, when a similar storm devastated the coast of Florida and Alabama, a friend in Pensacola rebelled against “blue” and drove hours north to find a huge brown tarp to cover her damaged roof. to protect.

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It was made of the same glossy polyethylene material. The only difference was the color, but the color wasn’t the blue our friend hated so much.

Panel-on-panel: Prominent in the broken garbage that populate those rows of post-Ida rubble are pieces of broken wooden fencing. Stacks of privacy screens, seemingly whole or with occasional planks missing, rated by property owners as too much trouble to repair and reinstall.

An assessment of the damage suggests that the wind that swept through our Broadmoor neighborhood in Houma came from the north, with the shingles usually torn off that side of houses, often leaving south-facing roofs with little or no damage. And houses or caravans with a field or other open space to the north have often been more severely damaged, because there has been nothing to slow or weaken the blast.

One way changes Rougarou: Bad news email from Randy Roth about Rougaroufest. “Unfortunately, with the recent storm and damage sustained to the site where the festival will be held, we will have to cancel the vendor’s location for this year.

“The Civic Center parking lot remains a rallying point for AT&T, and the library has sustained damage that will not be fully repaired until January 2022. Instead, the Rougarou Festival will be holding a fundraiser during this time,… with all proceeds going directly go to the people who lost their homes in the storm.”

Prospective merchants “can choose to roll over their registration to 2022. The fee for a booth in 2022 is $100, but you won’t have to pay the extra $25 if you switch. OR You can get your payment back.” Respond by emailing Roth directly at [email protected] He will process accordingly.”In addition, he will keep you informed of any events in the near future. Thank you for being a valued partner in the festival and an advocate of the arts.”

Help with updates: Information about other community events helps readers plan and otherwise collaborate. Email simple explanation of new events, or cancellations, postponements; or other changes to old events and I will pass them on.

“Best friend:” So begins a recent email that sounds too good to be true. “You have been compensated with the sum of 4.4 million dollars in this united nation, the payment will be issued in an ATM visa card and sent to you from the Santander bank of Spain. We need your address passport and your WhatsApp number. Thank you, Mrs. Bill Chantal.’

The grammar and spelling alone disqualifies this sad scam, but the identity theft information requested is also a certain red flag. Avoid responding to these types of emails in any way.

shots? Masks? Yes! Pay attention to the scientists, medical professionals and statistics. Those least likely to suffer from or die from Covid are those who mask themselves and get the vaccinations. Don’t let your politics or “rights” convince you otherwise.

Respond? Contact Bill Ellzey at 985 381-6256, at [email protected], [email protected]

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