Ida deals new blow to Louisiana schools struggling to reopen

  • FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2021 file photo, six-year-old Mary-Louise Lacobon sits on a fallen tree beside the remnants of her family’s home destroyed by Hurricane Ida, in Dulac, La. Louisiana students, who were back in class after a year and a half of COVID-19 disruptions kept many of them at home, are now missing school again after Hurricane Ida. A quarter-million public school students statewide have no school to report to, though top educators are promising a return is, at most, weeks away, not months. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

LULING, La. — Tara Williams’ three little boys run shirtless because most of their clothes were swept away, and they stack milk crates beneath a blazing sun because their toys are all gone, too. Their apartment is barely more than a door dangling from a frame, the roof obliterated, most everything in it lost.