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Group of volunteers standing in front of MDS truck.Group of volunteers standing in front of MDS truck.

Disaster Date:08/29/2021

Larose, LA


What Happened

Hurricane Ida made landfall on August 29, 2021, Larose and the surrounding areas experienced the devastating impact of the storm. With sustained winds exceeding 140 miles per hour and significant storm surge, the community faced widespread damage to homes, businesses, and infrastructure. The powerful winds of Hurricane Ida caused extensive structural damage, including downed power lines, fallen trees, and debris scattered throughout the area. The storm surge, exacerbated by the hurricane's intensity, led to flooding in low-lying areas, further adding to the destruction. Residents of Larose and the surrounding communities faced significant challenges in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, including power outages, limited access to essential services, and the need for emergency assistance. The community came together to support one another during this difficult time, with efforts to provide aid, shelter, and resources to those affected by the storm.

What MDS Is Doing

MDS volunteers are primarily building new homes.


Larose is a small community located in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, United States. It is situated in the southeastern part of the state, near the Gulf of Mexico. The town is known for its ties to the fishing and oil industries and is a part of the Houma-Thibodaux metropolitan area.