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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards discussed Hurricane Ida recovery efforts on Thursday.
Watch Gov. Edwards’ remarks in the player above.
With nearly all the power back on in New Orleans nearly two weeks after Hurricane Ida stuck, the city is showing signs of making a comeback from the Category 4 killer. More businesses are opening daily, gasoline is easier to find and many roads are lined with huge debris piles from cleanup work.
Thousands are still struggling without electricity and water outside the metro area, and officials say oppressive heat is contributing to both health problems and the misery. It could still be weeks before power is restored in some areas, and many residents haven’t returned.
Yet around New Orleans, residents are seeing signs that life is getting back to normal after Ida, which is blamed for more than two dozen deaths in the state. Phillip Palumbo, who lives in the Quarter and works at a bar that remains shuttered, said the citywide curfew being lifted should help restaurants and bars that are struggling to reopen get more customers.
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