Future of remote Louisiana community uncertain after mass devastation from Hurricane Ida

The storm made landfall Aug. 29 near Port Fourchon — about 10 miles southwest of the state’s last inhabited barrier island — with winds up to 150 mph. 

HURRICANE IDA, ‘EXTREMELY DANGEROUS’ CATEGORY 4 STORM MAKES LANDFALL IN LOUISIANA ON KATRINA ANNIVERSARY

Nearly two weeks later, the damage is still immense. Homes — which locals refer to as “camps” — and businesses are ripped apart, and in some cases, just stilts remain. 

Just the stilts of a home remain after Hurricane Ida made landfall 10 miles from Grand Isle. 

Just the stilts of a home remain after Hurricane Ida made landfall 10 miles from Grand Isle. 

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