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.