I Take Back Everything I Said About Southwest Louisiana

When Hurricane Laura’s destruction fell off the front pages of national newspapers within 48 hours, my people in Southwest Louisiana felt more than a little bit peeved. The narrative of the storm that “passed quickly” and “was not as bad as it could have been,” doesn’t reflect what’s happening there: the many weeks without power or potable running water in heat that has reached into the 100s, the barely functional hospitals and indefinitely closed schools. The damage…

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