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New Orleans Marriott Metairie at Lakeway. Wyndham Garden New Orleans Airport. Sheraton Metairie New Orleans. Plaza Suites of Metairie. Super 8 by Wyndham Metairie. Much of the community was under 6 feet 1. Hurricane Betsy , a Category Three storm, hit the area in , causing extensive wind damage and moderate flooding. On August 29, , Metairie was hit hard by the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina , including widespread wind damage and flooding.
There were 29 reported deaths related to Katrina in Metairie. The death toll and damage were less in Metairie than in bordering Orleans Parish , largely because the Metairie side of the 17th Street Canal did not breach, and most residents had already evacuated. Residents were given a mandatory evacuation on August 28, , the first time one had ever been ordered.
Residents were not allowed to return until September 4, then were allowed to the area only to visit their homes or business between 7AM and 6PM. Residents were not allowed to return for longer until September 15, This period of over two weeks in exile angered many residents, especially those whose homes flooded. As the owners were unable to empty the houses of water, the structures suffered more damage. Metairie was used as a staging area to evacuate people from New Orleans. The most organized effort took place where Causeway intersects I There evacuees gathered or were brought to wait for buses.
Many Metairie residents joined a class action lawsuit against Broussard because of his removal of pump operators. Other residents have attempted to recall and remove Broussard as Parish President for what they see as negligence, but they failed to get the support and signatures needed. Broussard resigned his position on January 8, , in the face of a grand jury investigation of his staff.
Metairie is located in eastern Jefferson Parish and is bordered by New Orleans to the east, Kenner to the west, Lake Pontchartrain to the north, and the Illinois Central Railroad tracks to the south. According to the U. As of the census ,  there were , people living in Metairie. The racial makeup of Metairie is :. As of the Census, there were 39, families residing in Metairie.
The population density was 6, There were 67, housing units, at an average density of 2, There were 63, households out of which The average household size was 2. In Metairie the population is spread out with The median age was 40 years. For every females, there were Metairie Ridge was once incorporated as a city for approximately 17 years in order to allow the area to obtain gas service. In , its one and only Mayor, C. Aicklen, arranged for gas service to Metairie.
Metairie Ridge was unincorporated less than 18 months later, and Metairie has existed as an unincorporated area with gas service ever since. Metairie, the heart of Jefferson Parish, forms a part of the Greater New Orleans metropolitan area and is technically an unincorporated part of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Many years ago, one particular farm owned by the Chain brothers near Bayou Choupic was known as La Metairie. The road which ran along side of Bayou Choupic was commonly referred to as Metairie Road.
Over time, the development of this area greatly expanded and the entire expanded area is now known as Metairie. Metairie Road is still one of the main, traditional slow-2way traffic arteries which connects Metairie to the City of New Orleans.
Metairie is the first suburb of New Orleans, Louisiana, located on the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain between the cities of New Orleans, with its wonderful French Quarter, Superdome, Aquarium, Zoo, and Convention Center, and Kenner, where the New Orleans International Airport, Rivertown, and the Pontchartrain Center are located. Metairie Tourism: TripAdvisor has 23, reviews of Metairie Hotels, Attractions, and Restaurants making it your best Metairie resource. Discover Metairie, Louisiana with the help of your friends. Search for restaurants, hotels, museums and more.