New Orleans Residents Worry About Dust From Pending Implosion
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Public housing residents near a 17-story hotel slated to be imploded Sunday in New Orleans are worried about dust blanketing their homes.
The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/Q5KqPQ ) that the state decided not to move the 400 households in the Iberville housing complex before the hotel is imploded. Now, some residents are upset about not being told what precautions to take when the building is brought down.
Fifty-four-year-old Lanetter Dorsey said she was in poor health and doesn't feel comfortable staying inside her Iberville apartment during the implosion.
The New Orleans Housing Authority says it will distribute fliers Wednesday telling residents what steps they should take.