Hurricane Ida Projects

A boardwalk trail damaged with planks missing and swamp water surrounding.

On August 29, 2021, Hurricane Ida, a Category 4 storm, damaged buildings and infrastructure at several of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve (JELA’s) park units. Congress provided Disaster Supplemental funding (DS-22; a.k.a Hurricane Ida Projects) for 20 emergency recovery, short-term stabilization, and long-term treatment projects. As of April 2024, 14 of these projects are completed.

Emergency Recovery

On September 3, 2021, the National Park Service (NPS) crews assessed damages to park facilities and lands and cleared trails and hazardous trees.
In December 2021, crews repaired downed fences and flood-damaged buildings’ electrical and HVAC systems.

Short-Term Stabilization

In late 2021 and throughout 2022, projects included removal and replacement of mold and water-damaged drywall and floors and carpets inside flooded buildings, and damaged roofs, windows, and doors to unit exteriors. Repairs were conducted to damaged wastewater treatment systems and fire alarm sensors.


Long-Term Stabilization and Treatment


Last updated: April 16, 2024

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