Plaquemines Still Dealing with Lingering Effects from Zeta
Though Hurricane Zeta— the first hurricane to make direct impact with Plaquemines in 2020—hit the parish nearly three weeks ago and normalcy has returned to the parish, Plaquemines is not out of the woods yet.
When the storm passed, the Plaquemines Parish Government (PPG) urged residents to gather up debris that had been blown about their property and place it near the street so it could be collected then properly disposed. While residents have complied, many of those debris piles remain.
“[Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development], hired a contractor to collect debris on state highways, [and as of November 11] they have picked up a total of 15,823 cubic and estimate that around 30,000 cubic yards are left on the highways,” Plaquemines Parish President Kirk Lepine said during his “Status Report” at the November 12 Plaquemines Parish Council meeting. “We have also hired a contractor to pick up the rest of the debris. [So far] they’ve collected almost 2,500 cubic yards.”
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