Thousands In Louisiana Expected to Relocate After Ida

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After a hurricane or natural disaster, it’s not uncommon for people to pack up and move somewhere new.

That’s the case in Louisiana after Hurricane Ida.

An estimated 1.6 million people in southeast Louisiana alone were severely impacted by the storm

One demographic consultant said he anticipates up to 100,000 people will relocate now.

He also studied changes in demographics after Hurricane Katrina and said he hasn’t seen much growth in Louisiana in the years after that hurricane.

Beyond natural disaster, other contributing factors are lack of affordable housing and lack of jobs because of the pandemic.