Desperation grows as New Orleans residents struggle to recover from Ida

September 03, 2021

© Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post Elbertha Williams uses an envelope to fan herself in New Orleans on Sept. 1.“We don’t even have cellphone usage, so if we do need help, emergency help, we can’t get it,” she said.“We don’t even have cellphone usage, so if we do need help, emergency help, we can’t get it,” Williams said.Under the punishing afternoon sun, a man was seen pushing his car in the long line, having run out of gas waiting for fuel.Read more:New Orleans power failures could pose more dangers than the hurricane itself, aid workers warn