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Hurricane Ida Creates Logistical Nightmare

Officials reported 22 barges on the loose, with one hitting a bridge in Laffite, LA, which may have left it structurally unsound

Ship barge river container cargo VIA PIXABAY mar 2021

Hurricane Ida's destructive winds are wreaking havoc on a vital export shipping vein, as grain elevators and barge traffics continue to be tangled from the impacts of the hurricane this week, reports AgWeb.com.

While there was good news that no levees had topped from the storm surge, the issue of power could plague a key U.S. export area for weeks.

It’s more than just power outages that could influence the recovery timeline.

On Monday, officials reported 22 barges on the loose with one hitting a bridge in Laffite, LA. Leaders believe the bridge is now structurally unsound, but no word on how that could impact barge traffic moving forward.

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