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HistoryPoydras was first settled in the 18th century by Isleños when Louisiana was a Spanish colony.
Albert Estopinal, Jr., a St. Bernard Parish district attorney, judge, and sheriff, was born in Poydras in 1869 to later U.S. Representative Albert Estopinal, Sr.
In 1922 the Mississippi River levee was purposefully breached by members of the Citizens Flood Relief Committee at this place to relieve levee damage and flood fears in New Orleans.
Poydras was severely damaged upon the impact of Hurricane Katrina on 29 August 2005.
EducationResidents are zoned to schools in the St. Bernard Parish Public Schools.
As of 2009 Chalmette High School serves the population.