Louisiana communities still reeling from Hurricane Ida, pandemic

A shrimp boat on the Mississippi River near Empire, Louisiana, damaged by Hurricane Ida in 2021.

By Manan Bhavnani Medill Reports EMPIRE, La. — Mitch Jurisich still remembers growing up on Louisiana’s water and going fishing and shrimping with his father as a kid. “It was a wonderful life, something I wish I could show my grandkids… but it doesn’t exist anymore like that,” he said. Jurisich, 58, is a third-generation […]