Ida deals new blow to Louisiana schools struggling to reopen
September 13, 2021
LULING, La. - Tara Williams' three little boys run shirtless, because most of their clothes were swept away, and they stack milk crates beneath a blazing sun because their toys are all gone too. Their apartment is barely more than a door dangling from a frame, the roof obliterated, most everything in it lost.
A Ford Fusion is the family's home now, and as if Hurricane Ida didn't take enough, it has also put the boys' education on hold.
"They're ready to get inside, go to school, get some air conditioning," said 32-year-old Williams, who has twin 5-year-olds and a 7-year-old and is more pessimistic than officials about when they might be back in class. "The way it's looking like now, it's going to be next August."