Zeta Recovery Moving Along, but Questions about Cost Remain

Hurricane Zeta—the first hurricane to make direct impact with St. Bernard in 2020—hit the parish over two weeks ago, shutting down power for the vast majority of residents and causing widespread property damage. Since then, government officials and companies that operate in St. Bernard have been engaged in a feverish recovery effort. And while good progress has been made—in general, the normal day-to-day routine of St. Bernard residents has returned—the impacts of Zeta are still lingering.

Since the storm has passed, the parish government has urged residents to gather up debris on their property and place it near the street so it can be collected then properly disposed of. While residents have complied, many have yet to see those debris piles be taken away.

“We are right in the middle of debris pick up,” St. Bernard Parish President Guy McInnis said. “I’d say we’re around 50 to 60 % through that, but we still have a lot of work to do.”

In terms of power, St. Bernard did receive some good news in the past couple weeks. According to an article published by Entergy’s News Room, “all customers who can receive power [in St. Bernard] have been restored.”









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