08 September, 2021

Ida-battered New Orleans cleans up trash as streets begin to stink

When did they not stink? – CPW

The city of New Orleans is on the road to a long and arduous recovery in the wake of the deadly Hurricane Ida, and conditions have reportedly left an unpleasant stench in the air.

As workers and residents continue to clean up debris and spoiled food, and with the power still out for many in the area, parishes have noticed numerous odors.

“We do have a tremendous amount of trash,” Ramsey Green, New Orleans deputy chief administrative officer for infrastructure, said in a Monday news conference. “Right now we’re finding it’s taking an enormous amount of time.”

Green announced that the city was suspending its recycling service indefinitely, NOLA.com reported, as trucks working to collect trash were filling up faster than expected and the first sweep of FEMA-backed debris removal was also starting.

Source: Ida-battered New Orleans cleans up trash as streets begin to stink | Fox News