The Big Story: September 20, 2021

Hurricane Ida's damage was extensive on Grand Isle but most residents vacated before the storm landed there, Merrick said.
Hurricane Ida's damage was extensive on Grand Isle but most residents vacated before the storm landed there, Merrick said. (David Merrick)

The Florida State University Center for Disaster Risk Policy’s drone team was taken by a Blackhawk helicopter into Grande Isle, Louisiana, last month to lend its expertise in the wake of Hurricane Ida. Read more …

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