Generators, say some, could have kept residents safe and saved a lot of money in evacuation and relocation costs.
NEW ORLEANS — Photographer Mark Mascar had been in New Orleans only a year when Hurricane Ida blew through.
But the storm wasn’t the real eye-opener for the British citizen. That came from a new friend he met when he went to charge his phone at Finn McCool’s Irish Pub a week after the storm.
A 66-year-old man was also charging his phone at the neighborhood bar on the morning of Sept. 5, and he told Mascar how he and other seniors had been living in sweltering squalor at Saint Michael Senior Housing complex on Tulane Avenue for the whole week.