Federal hurricane prevention for New Orleans that cost billions worked during Ida, senators agree

Ida was the $14.5 billion Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System’s ‘first big test’

By: - October 6, 2021 2:27 pm
Hurricane Ida survivor

Dina Lewis rescues items from her home after it was destroyed by Hurricane Ida on Aug. 30, 2021 in Laplace, Louisiana. Ida made landfall Aug. 29 as a category 4 storm southwest of New Orleans. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob Fischler is a Washington correspondent covering the environment and public lands for States Newsroom, a network of state-based nonprofit news outlets that includes the Idaho Capital Sun.

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