Summary of the letter…
Bishop Fabre from Louisiana reported to Bishop Lucia the following on the effects of Hurricane Ida:
- There is no power in either Teerebonne Parish (county) or in Lafourche Parish (county), and no running water in most of the diocese.
- Cellular towers were destroyed…Estimates are that electrical power will not return for weeks or longer.
- Two hospitals in Terebonne Parish were damaged, evacuated and closed.
90% of the homes in the southern part of the diocese have major damage, with 60% uninhabitable.
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