Times are tough since Hurricane Ida decimated New Orleans, and they don’t seem to be getting better quickly enough.
Blue tarps dot the horizon as homeowners wait for their insurance settlements. Storm debris is disappearing slowly, and trash pickup is down to one day a week. Entergy wants to take a hike rather than face the music. Whether the utility stays or goes, utility rates will probably rise. The cost of flood insurance is increasing along with the cost of gasoline, a hamburger at McDonald’s and grocery store staples, the latter blamed on international supply chain issues.
It’s hard to drive around New Orleans long without encountering a pothole or other obstruction. Neighborhood streets will probably flood during the next heavy rain.