Democratic Louisiana

The Maldonado family travel by boat to their home after it was flooded during Hurricane Ida on August 31, 2021 in Barataria, Louisiana. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

Ida recovery efforts underway

Recovery efforts have been underway after Hurricane Ida, which is now being considered Tropical Storm Ida, ravaged Louisiana. During a media briefing on Tuesday, Gov. John Bel Edwards (D-La.) said 80 percent of the rescues came from Saint John the Baptist Parish and added people have been very resilient.