GONZALES, La. (BRPROUD)– Ascension Parish did not go untouched by Hurricane Ida.
“It was a fierce storm,” said Ascension Parish resident Anne Landry.
Many Ascension Parish Residents were clearing their yards of debris and tree limbs.
“We are up and it’s a clean-up day. People are working, they’re out in the yard assessing damage. They’re looking at mainly a structure, probably to make sure that there were no cracks in anything that would cause problems later on,” said Landry.
Downed trees and powerlines can be found all over the parish. Some even experienced damage to their home.
“The main thing is that people stay safe. They listened and stayed off the streets. They stayed put. They sheltered where they were,” said Landry.
Many are still without electricity or cell service.
“We still don’t have lights. And no telling how long the lights are going to be and I have my phone service is out too,” said Ascension Parish resident Bonvillain.
Many residents said they have some work to do but are glad the worst of it is over.
“All this can be fixed. I’m just thankful that everybody is okay and we’ll get all this cleaned up and picked up that, you know, that’s not a big deal,” said Landry.
The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Department said the storm claimed one life in the parish.
In a statement they said:
“APSO reports first death related to Hurricane Ida. Shortly after 8:30 p.m. deputies received reports of a citizen possibly injured from a fallen tree at a residence off of Highway 621 in Prairieville. Deputies arrived on scene and confirmed that the victim is now deceased.”
Ascension Parish said they are extending their dusk to dawn curfew through tonight.