Natalie Anderson, Author at L'Observateur

Opinion

Trip to help after Hurricane Ida reminds of state’s resiliency

Folks from the South know all about our customary hospitality. But in a part of the country all-too-familiar with natural disasters and destruction, Louisiana, the ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 12:00 am

Hurricane Ida

‘Where’s the help?’: Family who lost everything trying to recover despite denial for FEMA assistance

LAPLACE — Cynthia and Moses Banga spent an hour on the phone with an agent to complete their FEMA application for $500 in assistance that’s ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Wednesday, September 8, 2021 9:15 am

Hurricane Ida

United Sikhs providing St. John residents with hot meals, personal hygiene products, cleaning supplies

LAPLACE — Local business owner Raj Pannu is coordinating with the United Sikhs to provide St. John the Baptist Parish residents with food, water and ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Wednesday, September 8, 2021 8:15 am

Local

Cox’s Meat Market is open for business despite coping through a trying week

RESERVE — Cox’s Meat Market on River Road is open for business despite a trying week of blows to the family who’s served the local ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Wednesday, September 8, 2021 7:30 am

Edgard

Officials say it’s too early to know impact of Ida on West Shore Lake Pontchartrain levee project

LAPLACE — While local officials say it’s too soon to know the impact Hurricane Ida made on the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain levee project, some ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Tuesday, September 7, 2021 12:01 am

Hurricane Ida

Veteran shares story of massive oak tree that fell on his house during Hurricane Ida

LAPLACE — Army veteran Ken Welch said the estimated 40,000-pound oak tree that fell into his garage during Hurricane Ida was as scary as some ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Sunday, September 5, 2021 11:40 pm

Hurricane Ida

‘I just kept praying’: Yorktowne Drive resident details experience stuck inside her home during Hurricane Ida

LAPLACE — LaPlace resident Hattie Alexander recalls praying to God while sitting on her bed when Hurricane Ida ravaged the area on Aug. 29 — reminding ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Sunday, September 5, 2021 11:36 pm

Hurricane Ida

‘Loads of hope’: Tide, Verizon set up in Walmart parking lot to provide laundry services, Wi-Fi

LAPLACE — Amidst the sweltering heat, limited water supply and lack of electricity following Hurricane Ida, clean clothes and the ability to connect to the ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Sunday, September 5, 2021 9:39 am

Garyville

Military members from Oklahoma set up in Garyville, Reserve to provide water, ice, MREs

GARYVILLE — Members of the National Guard in Oklahoma have joined forces in Louisiana to provide those impacted by Hurricane Ida with water, ice, meals-ready-to-eat ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Sunday, September 5, 2021 8:35 am

Hurricane Ida

Cambridge neighborhood residents react to Biden’s visit

LAPLACE — Some residents of the Cambridge subdivision neighborhood say they are optimistic President Joe Biden’s visit Friday and his message for insurance companies will ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Saturday, September 4, 2021 12:02 am