In Kenner, which was damaged by wind near New Orleans, the mayor was blunt when asked what his city needed on Saturday.
“Power,” Mayor Ben John told CNN. “We worked very hard. … When you don’t have the energy, you need ice. So we’re trying to give as much snow as we can because people want to be as cold as possible.”
Many gas stations are out of order or out of fuel – and people are waiting outside for those hours.
On Saturday morning, outside an upstairs New Orleans gas station, motorists waited in a large, snake queue for several hours before the campus opened.
Many were looking for gas as fuel for their vehicles — some to leave the area, and some to serve as air-conditioned places to rest their cars — or refuel their home generators to have electricity
Eric Mertz flew 20 miles Friday from his home in neighboring St. Charles Parish to wait for gas outside the New Orleans gas station.
He still waited for hours.
“I’m wondering where the help is. I have no air conditioning. No lights. I had covit last year. I was in the ICU for 14 days, I was on oxygen (now treatments). And I had no electricity – it was hard.”
Police say a man was shot dead in a queue at a gas station Friday in Matteri, a few miles away. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joseph Lopindo told CNN Saturday that a suspect turned himself in Friday night.
Lobindo suggested filming about the nerves rupturing while waiting to get gas.
“It’s unbelievable that people can’t act like adults in this situation.
“I cautiously hope that the deadline provided by Energy will end by that deadline,” New Orleans Mayor Ladoya Condrell said Friday.
Biden visits Louisiana: ‘I promise I’ll be on your back’
Those failures are driven by a combination of increased demand and Problems with fuel supply due to power outages, analysts said.
“We’re not going to leave any community like the countryside, the city, the beach, and I promise I’ll be on your back until this is over,” Biden said.
At St. John the Baptist Church, which was severely flooded west of New Orleans, some water service is being restored, but most of the area is still without requirements, said church leader Jacqueline Hottard.
“There is no electricity anywhere in the church and we are still struggling with communications,” Hotard told CNN’s Piana Golotrica on Friday.
“When we assess the needs of the terrain today, with ice and water and MRE and other food supplies, many people do not know about all the locations we have for the pod sites because they have nothing. They have no electricity to charge communications and / or communications with them.” Hottard said.
Universities are still embracing
Universities that canceled classes and expelled students from the university are still embracing.
Dullen had previously said that classes would be canceled until at least mid-September. This week the university helped students bus to Houston, where the school planned to provide food and accommodation until students flew home.
Dullen told students that power restoration was underway at the university and that it would respond to inquiries as much as possible.
“We understand that some of the milestones commonly included in the academic calendar have not yet been released. Results are due on these dates, and we will update the fall 2021 calendar and notify students as these details are released,” the university said.
Loyola University New Orleans also canceled classes for at least two weeks and sent students to Mississippi and Alabama.
CNN’s Melissa Alonso, Adrian Broads, Dagin Anton, Rebecca Rice, Kay Jones, Jackson Dill, Haley Burton, Keith Allen and Dave Alzub contributed to the report.
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