Cross posting from Kos again…
Why hasn’t something been done sooner to protect our community? Is it because the Island is a poor Indian community so it doesn’t matter what happens to us? Brenda Dardar Robichaux, tribal leader of the United Houma Nation
Things are pretty grim in the region–literally a place and a people that America has forgotten–flood and wind damage has devastated many areas that had survived previous storms. The anger in the tribal leaders’ words can be seen below.
First off, according to the Houma newspapers, power is slowly being restored to the hospitals and main services. Many areas remain without and are running on generators if they have them. These come with dangers as the Terrebonne Courthouse experienced a fire from a malfunctioning unit. The region is still under a boil water order. Most of the major roads are cleared, but many side roads are untouched. No streetlights work. Some grocery stores are open, but relief supplies are still being distributed at points around the region. A lot of the schools will remain closed due to electricity and roof damage. Looks like they are hoping to reopen sometime late next week.