Pictures and movies after Hurricane Ida present harm throughout Louisiana

Ida was downgraded to a Category 4 tropical storm on Monday, according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm caused at least one death after slamming into the Louisiana coast on Sunday and causing electricity to fail across New Orleans while it flooded the Louisiana coastal communities.

Fallen trees, overturned trucks, underwater cars and flooded roads were just some of the scenes when the storm wreaked havoc and temporarily reversed the Mississippi River near Belle Chase, according to preliminary data from the US Geological Survey.

“Tonight we confirmed at least one death and unfortunately we know there will be more,” Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said in a statement late Sunday. “Thousands of our people are without electricity and immeasurable property damage is occurring in the affected communities.”

CAUGHT IN THE VIDEO:Hurricane Ida tears off part of the roof at Lady of the Sea Hospital

Rescue operations in progress:Boats and flood vehicles are swarming in Louisiana

Ida is the fifth strongest hurricane to ever hit the US mainland and hit New Orleans exactly 16 years to the day after the deadly Hurricane Katrina. Edwards said President Joe Biden declared Ida a disaster and released federal funds on Monday to support rescue and recovery efforts.

Photos show collapsed buildings, including destruction in the French Quarter and more in the wake of the dangerous winds of the ongoing storm.

Jeremy Hodges (left) and his brother Jacob are working to evacuate their camp in Houma, La, after Hurricane Ida on Monday August 30, 2021.Highway 51 floods near LaPlace, La., As seen Monday morning, August 30, 2021, after Hurricane Ida landed in Louisiana on Sunday, August 29, 2021.


New Orleans Police Detective Alexander Reiter looks at the rubble of a building that collapsed during Hurricane Ida in New Orleans on Monday, August 30, 2021.Montegut Fire Chief Toby Henry walks back to his fire truck in the rain as firefighters in Bourg, Louisiana cut trees in the street as Hurricane Ida passes by on August 29, 2021.A truck is seen in the strong winds and rain from Hurricane Ida in Bourg, Louisiana on August 29, 2021.  Hurricane Ida hit the Louisiana coast on Sunday as a strong Category 4 storm, 16 years to the day after the deadly Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans.A vehicle travels down Canal Street in New Orleans, Louisiana through rain and high winds on August 29, 2021 during Hurricane Ida.Rain hits land on North Peters Street in New Orleans, Louisiana, with St. Louis Cathedral in the distance (back L) on August 29, 2021 after Hurricane Ida.A collapsed historic building can be seen early Monday, August 30, 2021 on S. Rampart St. in New Orleans, LA.A section of roof blasted off a building in the French Quarter by Hurricane Ida blocks an intersection in New Orleans on Sunday, August 29, 2021.

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