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Lafource Parish residents can return home

Hurricane Ida Louisiana
Posted at 9:57 PM, Aug 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-31 22:57:49-04

Lafourche Parish residents are being allowed to return home as of noon on Tuesday, the sheriff's office confirmed.

A nightly curfew is in place for residents from 7 p.m. - 6 a.m., and anyone entering the parish must show proof of residency.

There is no power in the parish, and the sheriff's office says it won't be restored "for some time." There's also no access to clean water from Raceland to the South Lafourche area. Nearly all communication is down, including cell service parish-wide. Parish officials are working on phone services now to ensure emergency services can be contacted and dispatched.

Officials ask residents to bring all supplies needed to self-sustain while in the parish, because there's no food available due to the amount of damage to stores.

They also warn that individual homes may be severely damaged and uninhabitable.

Lafourche Parish was one of the hardest hit by Hurricane Ida; the sheriff's office said Monday the damage there was "catastrophic."

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