Hurricane Ida photos: 5 harrowing images depicting New Orleans’ complete devastation.
HURRICANE IDA has wreaked havoc on the US state of Louisiana, prompting the declaration of a “major disaster.” Here are some photos of the carnage so far.
Hurricane Ida, a Category 4 storm, has wreaked havoc throughout most of the southern US coastline, leaving a trail of devastation in her wake. Yesterday afternoon, Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana.
When Hurricane Ida first hit Louisiana, it brought winds of up to 150 miles per hour.
So far, one person has died as a result of a tree falling on a house near Baton Rouge.
The storm’s route has shifted northwards, with the system expected to impact New Orleans today.
Hurricane Sandy knocked out power in the US city, leaving only generators to keep the city running.
According to US President Joe Biden, restoring electricity might take weeks.
More than a million homes in Louisiana have been left without power.
Despite the fact that Hurricane Ida has been downgraded to a Category 1 storm, it continues to do significant damage.
Louisiana has been branded a “major disaster” by Vice President Joe Biden.
Extra money have been released by the President to aid with the rescue and recovery activities.
“Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and house repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property damages, and other programs to help individuals and businesses recover from the disaster,” according to the White House.
Many properties’ rooves have been ripped off, and trees and telephone lines have been blown over.
“This is going to be considerably stronger than we generally see,” Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said. “Quite frankly, if you were to draw out the worst possible course for a hurricane in Louisiana, it would be something very, very close to what we’re seeing.”
On August 29, Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana, marking the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc on the United States in 2005, killing over 1,800 people.
Despite the fact that New Orleans’ flood defenses have subsequently been upgraded, many people are concerned that the storm may produce flooding.
For portions of the state near the coast, flash flood warnings are in effect.
The hurricane is “life-threatening,” according to the President, with massive devastation expected far beyond the shores.
A devastating upsurge of Covid cases has already devastated the area.
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