Louisiana Considered: Louisiana Seafood Industry Hit Hard By Hurricane Ida, Andouille Season In South Louisiana, State Correctional Facilities Mishandled Ida Evacuations
- Gulf Seafood Foundation Board Member Jim Gossen and former chairman of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board Harlon Pearce explain how Hurricane Ida disrupted Louisiana’s seafood industry and how the industry recovered from Hurricane Katrina 16 years ago.
- Food writer Ian McNulty reports on the heroic efforts undertaken by local meat markets in the River Parishes to produce andouille in communities hit hard by Hurricane Ida.
- WWNO/WRKF Criminal Justice Reporter Bobbi-Jeanne Misick reports on how juvenile detention centers, state correctional facilities and jails botched evacuations during Hurricane Ida. In one case, 36 teens were evacuated from the New Orleans Juvenile Justice Intervention Center to Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel instead of Dixon Correctional Institute in Jackson, the evacuation point described in JJIC’s evacuation plans.