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Jambon’s RV Park Rebuilds, Expands After Hurricane Ida Destroys Park

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As work continues to bring order to the most southern parts of Louisiana‘s Lafourche Parish, a local company is expanding its operations in the hopes of providing residents with essential shelter.

According to a report, Jambon’s RV Park was damaged by Ida and is now rebuilding and expanding. Soon, the park will have 90 spaces open to campers, and is hoping to have 150 more open after that. Josh Jambon, the owner, said he’s trying to buy 25 RVs for people who have loss-of-use claims on their insurance policies. This will provide a roof over their heads and provide some semblance of normalcy during a difficult, stressful period.

“The facility will have lighting and a 24/7 security guard present,” Jambon said. “We are trying to keep it a simple and family-oriented. We don’t want to just stick people in RVs. We have a school bus that turns in the La. 1 area, and mail is being delivered to the physical address and is being distributed, and Rouses is just a mile north of us.”

Following Zeta, Jambon said the RV Park was severely damaged, and he was torn over the possibility of rebuilding.

Just this year, Ida wreaked havoc in the region, and the park was again damaged. Jambon admitted that he was faced with the decision about what to do with the park.

“After a few weeks, I had a visitor from FEMA at my residence asking what my plans were for my RV Park,” Jambon said. “I said, ‘I have no idea what to do.’ I have no insurance, and I’m not sure what—if anything—to do next.”

Jambon stated that as time passed by, he was moved to do something. Inspired by his neighbors Chad and Trixy Boudreaux, Jambon noted that he began to recruit honest people to assist residents with roof and electrical needs to get the community back on its feet.

At the same time, Jambon said he got a call from the Governor’s Office asking him to think about reopening his park.

The job will be very massive as the storm caused damage to 36 RVs at the site. This will require the site to be rebuilt from scratch.

After speaking with the governor’s staff and getting teams on the job, he said his team was on the right track.

To apply for a program to get a unit at the park, call 1-844-268-0301 or log into www.LDAshelteringLA.com and complete the process online.

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