In New Orleans Much of Power Restored, But Road to Recovery Only Beginning

Benjamin Bates
Data News Weekly Contributor

In New Orleans the recovery is beginning as electricity is being restored in much of the City of New Orleans. As of our press date, itÕs been predicted by Entergy New Orleans that every resident will have power.

And while that is a positive step in the right direction, the recovery is far from over as other infrastructure and residents are still assessing damages to their properties. This at a time, when the city as is the country in the middle of battling the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Lisa Smith, from uptown New Orleans, recently had her power restored after several days said she regretted not leaving. Noting that some of her friends decided to leave before and after the storm.

On a brighter note she says, The leveesÓ did not break, so that is a good thing, and I am grateful that the lights are back on.

Kevin Johnson, a resident of Gentilly, whose lights were not on before press time, ÒAs I ride around certain parts of city and see some of the looting thatÕs taken place it is disappointing, but at least we did not have a lot of loss of life like Katrina, just a loss of power.

Today, the City of New Orleans, is on a path to recovery that may take months, or perhaps years.

Data News Weekly Contributor Photos courtesy Dillard University/Sabree Hill U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra visited New Orleans
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