The NewStandard ceased publishing on April 27, 2007.

Photos from Dulac

by Jessica Azulay

Exclusive images of devastation to accompany this field report.

This sidebar is associated with a full-length news article, Bayou Towns Still Fending for Selves After Rita’s Floods*.

House in Dulac

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A home along Shrimpers Row in Dulac, Louisiana, about 70 miles southwest of New Orleans. This area was hit hard by Hurricane Rita's storm surge and many residents have water and mud in their houses.

Boat out of the water

A beached boat along Shrimpers Row in Dulac, Louisiana. Much of the population here relies on their boats for livelihood in this area.

Jenny Trosclair

Jenny Trosclair, who slipped and hurt herself when she entered her mud-soiled home, stands on her parents' porch.

Jenny Trosclair's kitchen

Jenny Trosclair's kitchen after Hurricane Rita.


An oil drum lays in a ditch in front of Jenny Trosclair's parents' home.

People picking through relief supplies

A relief truck from the Common Ground Collective in the Algiers neighborhood of New Orleans drops off supplies to needy residents in the parking lot of the Dulac Family Dollar.

People living in tent along Shrimpers Row

Many homes in the Dulac area are not livable after Hurricane Rita. Some people are staying with family or friends nearby; others camp out in their yards.

a flooded house

All along roads in the area damaged by Hurricane Rita, people threw out furniture and other possessions ruined by the flood waters.






The NewStandard ceased publishing on April 27, 2007.

Jessica Azulay is a staff journalist.

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