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Hurricane Ida Bears Down On Louisiana As A Major Storm

Kandaysha Harris wipes her face before continuing traveling through the storm of Hurricane Ida on August 29, 2021, in New Orleans. Hurricane Ida has been classified as a Category 4 storm with winds of 150 mph. Source: Brandon Bell / Getty

UPDATED: 5:15 p.m. ET, Aug. 30

Originally published: Aug. 29

Rescues and recovery efforts were underway in parts of Louisiana following Hurricane Ida‘s powerful wrath that began when the storm made landfall on Sunday afternoon. Residents who failed to evacuate before Hurricane Ida arrived were left stranded amid a widespread power outage left in the wake of what was at first a Category 4 storm before it weakened overnight to become a tropical storm.

The end results were roofs ripped off homes and other structures sustaining significant damage and heavy flooding, according to photos and videos that have been emerging from the Louisiana coast and inland to cities like New Orleans and Baton Rouge.

Some of Louisiana’s parishes were not only left without electricity but also lacking running water.

Amazingly, only one person has been reported dead from Ida, which primarily affected the same area hit by the historic Hurricane Katrina 16 years ago to the day.

Winds reached speeds of up to 150 miles per hour, drenching the Gulf Coast and causing flooding at a time when its residents were dealing with the competing crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has surged in the region in recent weeks.

The combination made for an all-out emergency in and near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, which is located about 97 miles south of New Orleans, which was already feeling the effects from Ida, including and especially the high winds and heavy rains as well as the nearly 1 million city residents going without power as Hurricane Ida charged inland.

Eight Louisiana parishes were under an extreme wind warning out of fear that “widespread destructive” winds could reach speeds of up to 135 miles per hour, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

While Louisiana was the first state directly hit by Ida, meteorologists at the National Weather Service predicted that “life-threatening impacts will spread” into neighboring Mississippi.

“Take cover now!” the warning said. “Treat these imminent extreme winds as if a tornado was approaching and move immediately to a safe room in your shelter. Take action now to protect your life.”

The Clarion-Ledger in Mississippi reported that heavy rains from Hurricane Ida were already being felt in the state on Sunday afternoon. Dozens of schools and businesses have already announced their closures for Monday and multiple counties in Mississippi were issued warnings and curfews amid power outages and road closures. In Jackson, the state’s capital city with a population that is more than 82% Black, the mayor declared a state of emergency

There was at least one death reported as of late Sunday night.

However, if anybody requires rescuing or any similar help, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said Hurricane Ida would prevent that from happening until Monday morning at the earliest.

“It’s weather dependent and quite frankly, before the weather gets good enough for us to respond it’s also going to be dark,” Edwards said on Sunday. “We will be ready at first light tomorrow morning to go out to those areas that we know already have received the most damaging impacts from the storm.”

Edwards emphasized later: “Nobody should be expecting that tonight a first responder is going to be able to answer a call for help.”

That was likely not what the residents of Jefferson Parish wanted to hear.

NOLA.com reported that Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng said she had already fielded about 75 rescue requests from her constituents who decoded against evacuating before Hurricane Ida landed.

Jefferson Parish was also experiencing significant flooding, Lee Sheng said.

“It looks very, very bad,” Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng said of the barrier island at the southern tip of the parish. “The surge is very high.”

In addition to the emergencies caused by Hurricane Ida, Louisiana and Mississippi are the states with the top two highest rates of new COVID-19 cases and their hospitals are already stretched extra thin, two opposing forces that could collide to disastrous effects as rescue and recovery begins following the powerful storm.

Keep reading to see some more devastating scenes in and around the Gulf Coast from Hurricane Ida.

1. Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans

Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans Source:Getty

A resident carries belongings while walking through floodwater left behind by Hurricane Ida in LaPlace, Louisiana, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. The storm, wielding some of the most powerful winds ever to hit the state, drove a wall of water inland when it thundered ashore Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane and reversed the course of part of the Mississippi River. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images photography,horizontal,usa,economy,north america,flood,extreme weather,gulf coast states,carrying,walking,weather,environment,natural disaster,storm,louisiana,the americas,id card,hurricane – storm,typhoon,accidents and disasters,business finance and industry,finance and economy,2009 hurricane ida

2. Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans

Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans Source:Getty

An oil flare burns at the Royal Dutch Shell Norco Refinery during a power outage caused by Hurricane Ida in LaPlace, Louisiana, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. The storm, wielding some of the most powerful winds ever to hit the state, drove a wall of water inland when it thundered ashore Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane and reversed the course of part of the Mississippi River. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images photography,horizontal,usa,the media,business,economy,north america,extreme weather,gulf coast states,weather,environment,industry,fossil fuel,fuel and power generation,natural disaster,storm,louisiana,the americas,blackout,hurricane – storm,typhoon,accidents and disasters,business finance and industry,finance and economy,2009 hurricane ida

3. Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall In Louisiana Leaving Devastation In Its Wake

Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall In Louisiana Leaving Devastation In Its Wake Source:Getty

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – AUGUST 30: Big Chief Darryl Montana comforts Dianne Honroe after Hurricane Ida passed through and destroyed a neighborhood building on August 30, 2021 in New Orleans, Louisiana. “As a kid, my daddy use to come to this building to get his haircut. Last night when I heard that it collapsed, it hit me and that’s why I’m here holding this brick. I want to cherish it as a memory because I know that passing through here will never be the same.” Ida made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane on August 29 in Louisiana and brought flooding and wind damage along the Gulf Coast. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images) color image,photography,horizontal,usa,extreme weather,new orleans,gulf coast states,weather,environment,residential district,ruined,louisiana,accidents and disasters,2009 hurricane ida

4. Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall In Louisiana Leaving Devastation In Its Wake

Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall In Louisiana Leaving Devastation In Its Wake Source:Getty

LAPLACE, LOUISIANA – AUGUST 30: Jacqueline Smith waits with her mother Lucille Matthew for transportation after they were rescued from their flooded neighborhood in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida on August 30, 2021 in Laplace, Louisiana. Ida made landfall August 29, as a category 4 storm southwest of New Orleans. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) color image,photography,horizontal,usa,topix,transportation,mother,destruction,damaged,flood,extreme weather,gulf coast states,waiting,weather,environment,residential district,louisiana,accidents and disasters,2009 hurricane ida

5. Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall In Louisiana Leaving Devastation In Its Wake

Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall In Louisiana Leaving Devastation In Its Wake Source:Getty

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – AUGUST 30: A building was destroyed after Hurricane Ida passed through on August 30, 2021 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Ida made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane on August 29 in Louisiana and brought flooding and wind damage along the Gulf Coast. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images) color image,photography,horizontal,usa,extreme weather,new orleans,gulf coast states,weather,environment,louisiana,accidents and disasters,2009 hurricane ida

6. Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall In Louisiana Leaving Devastation In Its Wake

Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall In Louisiana Leaving Devastation In Its Wake Source:Getty

LAPLACE, LOUISIANA – AUGUST 30: Qiana Gibson-Simms waits for transportation with her twin children Kassydi (L) and Karter after the family was rescued from floodwaters from Hurricane Ida which were surrounding their home on August 30, 2021 in Laplace, Louisiana. Ida made landfall August 29 as a category 4 storm southwest of New Orleans. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) color image,photography,horizontal,family,usa,topix,transportation,child,flood,extreme weather,gulf coast states,waiting,weather,environment,louisiana,accidents and disasters,2009 hurricane ida

7. Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall In Louisiana Leaving Devastation In Its Wake

Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall In Louisiana Leaving Devastation In Its Wake Source:Getty

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – AUGUST 30: People stand on the corner in downtown, after Hurricane Ida passed through, on August 30, 2021 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Ida made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane August 29 in Louisiana and brought flooding and wind damage along the Gulf Coast (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images) color image,photography,people,horizontal,usa,extreme weather,new orleans,gulf coast states,weather,environment,louisiana,downtown district,corner,accidents and disasters,2009 hurricane ida

8. Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall In Louisiana Leaving Devastation In Its Wake

Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall In Louisiana Leaving Devastation In Its Wake Source:Getty

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – AUGUST 30: A building was destroyed after Hurricane Ida passed through on August 30, 2021 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Ida made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane yesterday in Louisiana and brought flooding and wind damage along the Gulf Coast (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images) color image,photography,horizontal,usa,topix,extreme weather,new orleans,gulf coast states,weather,environment,louisiana,accidents and disasters,2009 hurricane ida

9. Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans

Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans Source:Getty

A resident walks through floodwater left behind by Hurricane Ida in LaPlace, Louisiana, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. The storm, wielding some of the most powerful winds ever to hit the state, drove a wall of water inland when it thundered ashore Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane and reversed the course of part of the Mississippi River. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images photography,horizontal,usa,economy,north america,flood,extreme weather,gulf coast states,walking,weather,environment,natural disaster,storm,louisiana,the americas,hurricane – storm,typhoon,accidents and disasters,business finance and industry,finance and economy,2009 hurricane ida

10. Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans

Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans Source:Getty

National Guard soldiers prepare a rescue boat to rescue residents from the floodwaters left behind by Hurricane Ida in LaPlace, Louisiana, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. The storm, wielding some of the most powerful winds ever to hit the state, drove a wall of water inland when it thundered ashore Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane and reversed the course of part of the Mississippi River. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images photography,horizontal,usa,economy,nautical vessel,north america,flood,extreme weather,preparation,gulf coast states,weather,environment,rescue,army soldier,natural disaster,storm,louisiana,the americas,rescue worker,hurricane – storm,national guard,accidents and disasters,business finance and industry,finance and economy,2009 hurricane ida

11. Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans

Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans Source:Getty

First responders drive a high water vehicle through flooded streets while rescuing residents from floodwater left behind by Hurricane Ida in LaPlace, Louisiana, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. The storm, wielding some of the most powerful winds ever to hit the state, drove a wall of water inland when it thundered ashore Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane and reversed the course of part of the Mississippi River. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images photography,horizontal,usa,water,economy,city,north america,flood,extreme weather,street,mode of transport,gulf coast states,weather,environment,driving,rescue,natural disaster,storm,louisiana,the americas,rescue worker,crash,hurricane – storm,typhoon,traffic accident,accidents and disasters,business finance and industry,finance and economy,2009 hurricane ida

12. Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans

Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans Source:Getty

Residents ride in a boat after being rescued from floodwater left behind by Hurricane Ida in LaPlace, Louisiana, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. The storm, wielding some of the most powerful winds ever to hit the state, drove a wall of water inland when it thundered ashore Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane and reversed the course of part of the Mississippi River. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images photography,horizontal,usa,economy,nautical vessel,north america,flood,extreme weather,gulf coast states,weather,environment,riding,natural disaster,storm,louisiana,the americas,hurricane – storm,typhoon,accidents and disasters,business finance and industry,finance and economy,2009 hurricane ida

13. Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans

Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans Source:Getty

Residents wait to be rescued from floodwater left behind by Hurricane Ida in LaPlace, Louisiana, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. The storm, wielding some of the most powerful winds ever to hit the state, drove a wall of water inland when it thundered ashore Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane and reversed the course of part of the Mississippi River. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images photography,horizontal,usa,economy,north america,flood,extreme weather,gulf coast states,waiting,weather,environment,natural disaster,storm,louisiana,the americas,hurricane – storm,typhoon,accidents and disasters,business finance and industry,finance and economy,2009 hurricane ida

14. Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans

Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans Source:Getty

A resident gathers belongings from a flooded vehicle due to Hurricane Ida in LaPlace, Louisiana, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. The storm, wielding some of the most powerful winds ever to hit the state, drove a wall of water inland when it thundered ashore Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane and reversed the course of part of the Mississippi River. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images photography,horizontal,usa,economy,north america,flood,extreme weather,mode of transport,gulf coast states,weather,environment,natural disaster,storm,louisiana,the americas,id card,hurricane – storm,typhoon,accidents and disasters,business finance and industry,finance and economy,2009 hurricane ida

15. Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall In Louisiana Leaving Devastation In Its Wake

Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall In Louisiana Leaving Devastation In Its Wake Source:Getty

LAPLACE, LOUISIANA – AUGUST 30: Dina Lewis rescues items from her home after it was destroyed by Hurricane Ida on August 30, 2021 in Laplace, Louisiana. Ida made landfall August 29 as a category 4 storm southwest of New Orleans. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) color image,photography,horizontal,usa,group of objects,extreme weather,gulf coast states,weather,environment,louisiana,accidents and disasters,2009 hurricane ida

16. Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall In Louisiana Leaving Devastation In Its Wake

Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall In Louisiana Leaving Devastation In Its Wake Source:Getty

LAPLACE, LOUISIANA – AUGUST 30: Alonzo Lewis rescues items from his mother’s home after it was destroyed by Hurricane Ida on August 30, 2021 in Laplace, Louisiana. Ida made landfall August 29 as a category 4 storm southwest of New Orleans. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) color image,photography,horizontal,usa,mother,group of objects,extreme weather,gulf coast states,weather,environment,louisiana,accidents and disasters,2009 hurricane ida

17. Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall In Louisiana Leaving Devastation In Its Wake

Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall In Louisiana Leaving Devastation In Its Wake Source:Getty

LAPLACE, LOUISIANA – AUGUST 30: Residents survey damage to their homes following Hurricane Ida on August 30, 2021 in Laplace, Louisiana. Ida made landfall yesterday as a category 4 storm southwest of New Orleans. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) color image,photography,horizontal,usa,damaged,extreme weather,gulf coast states,weather,environment,louisiana,accidents and disasters,2009 hurricane ida

18. Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall In Louisiana Leaving Devastation In Its Wake

Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall In Louisiana Leaving Devastation In Its Wake Source:Getty

LAPLACE, LOUISIANA – AUGUST 30: Residents survey damage to their homes following Hurricane Ida on August 30, 2021 in Laplace, Louisiana. Ida made landfall yesterday as a category 4 storm southwest of New Orleans. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) color image,photography,horizontal,usa,damaged,extreme weather,gulf coast states,weather,environment,louisiana,accidents and disasters,2009 hurricane ida

19. Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall In Louisiana Leaving Devastation In Its Wake

Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall In Louisiana Leaving Devastation In Its Wake Source:Getty

LAPLACE, LOUISIANA – AUGUST 30: Dina Lewis rescues items from her home (R) after it was destroyed by Hurricane Ida on August 30, 2021 in Laplace, Louisiana. Ida made landfall August 29 as a category 4 storm southwest of New Orleans. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) color image,photography,horizontal,usa,topix,group of objects,extreme weather,gulf coast states,weather,environment,louisiana,accidents and disasters,2009 hurricane ida

20. Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall In Louisiana Leaving Devastation In Its Wake

Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall In Louisiana Leaving Devastation In Its Wake Source:Getty

LAPLACE, LOUISIANA – AUGUST 30: Residents gather long a set of railroad tracks to try and get cell phone service after their community was heavily damaged by Hurricane Ida on August 30, 2021 in Laplace, Louisiana. Ida made landfall yesterday as a category 4 storm southwest of New Orleans. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) color image,photography,horizontal,usa,topix,telephone,damaged,extreme weather,gulf coast states,weather,environment,louisiana,railroad track,rail transportation,accidents and disasters,2009 hurricane ida

21. Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall In Louisiana Leaving Devastation In Its Wake

Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall In Louisiana Leaving Devastation In Its Wake Source:Getty

LAPLACE, LOUISIANA – AUGUST 30: Alonzo Lewis rescues items from his mother’s home after it was destroyed by Hurricane Ida on August 30, 2021 in Laplace, Louisiana. Ida made landfall August 29 as a category 4 storm southwest of New Orleans. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) color image,photography,horizontal,usa,mother,group of objects,extreme weather,gulf coast states,weather,environment,louisiana,accidents and disasters,2009 hurricane ida

22. Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall In Louisiana Leaving Devastation In Its Wake

Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall In Louisiana Leaving Devastation In Its Wake Source:Getty

LAPLACE, LOUISIANA – AUGUST 30: Dina Lewis (front) gets a hug as she arrives to rescue items from her home after it was destroyed by Hurricane Ida on August 30, 2021 in Laplace, Louisiana. Ida made landfall August 29 as category 4 storm southwest of New Orleans. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) color image,photography,horizontal,usa,topix,arrival,group of objects,extreme weather,gulf coast states,weather,environment,embracing,rescue,louisiana,rescue worker,accidents and disasters,2009 hurricane ida

23. US-WEATHER-STORM

US-WEATHER-STORM Source:Getty

Flood waters are seen in Norco, Louisiana, on August 30, 2021 after Hurricane Ida made landfall. – Powerful Hurricane Ida battered the southern US state of Louisiana, leaving at least one dead and knocking out power for more than a million people, including the whole of New Orleans. Ida slammed into the Louisiana coast as a Category 4 storm on August 29, 2021, 16 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, but had weakened to a tropical storm early August 30, 2021.The storm knocked out power for all of New Orleans, with more than a million customers across Louisiana without power, according to outage tracker PowerOutage.US. (Photo by Patrick T. FALLON / AFP) (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images) photography,people,horizontal,usa,water,flood,extreme weather,new orleans,gulf coast states,weather,making,environment,leaving,storm,louisiana,dead,whole,accidents and disasters,landfall,2009 hurricane ida

24. Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans

Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans Source:Getty

First responders rescue residents from floodwater left behind by Hurricane Ida in LaPlace, Louisiana, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. The storm, wielding some of the most powerful winds ever to hit the state, drove a wall of water inland when it thundered ashore Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane and reversed the course of part of the Mississippi River. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images photography,horizontal,usa,economy,north america,flood,extreme weather,gulf coast states,weather,environment,rescue,natural disaster,storm,louisiana,the americas,rescue worker,hurricane – storm,typhoon,accidents and disasters,business finance and industry,finance and economy,2009 hurricane ida

25. Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans

Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans Source:Getty

A first responder pushes a rescue boat with residents aboard through floodwaters left behind by Hurricane Ida in LaPlace, Louisiana, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. The storm, wielding some of the most powerful winds ever to hit the state, drove a wall of water inland when it thundered ashore Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane and reversed the course of part of the Mississippi River. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images photography,horizontal,usa,economy,nautical vessel,north america,flood,extreme weather,gulf coast states,weather,environment,rescue,natural disaster,storm,louisiana,the americas,pushing,rescue worker,hurricane – storm,typhoon,accidents and disasters,business finance and industry,finance and economy,2009 hurricane ida

26. Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans

Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans Source:Getty

Residents wait to be rescued by first responders from floodwaters left behind by Hurricane Ida in LaPlace, Louisiana, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. The storm, wielding some of the most powerful winds ever to hit the state, drove a wall of water inland when it thundered ashore Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane and reversed the course of part of the Mississippi River. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images photography,horizontal,usa,economy,north america,flood,extreme weather,gulf coast states,waiting,weather,environment,natural disaster,storm,louisiana,the americas,hurricane – storm,typhoon,accidents and disasters,business finance and industry,finance and economy,2009 hurricane ida

27. Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans

Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans Source:Getty

Residents wait to be rescued by first responders from floodwaters left behind by Hurricane Ida in LaPlace, Louisiana, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. The storm, wielding some of the most powerful winds ever to hit the state, drove a wall of water inland when it thundered ashore Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane and reversed the course of part of the Mississippi River. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images photography,horizontal,usa,economy,north america,flood,extreme weather,gulf coast states,waiting,weather,environment,natural disaster,storm,louisiana,the americas,hurricane – storm,typhoon,accidents and disasters,business finance and industry,finance and economy,2009 hurricane ida

28. Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans

Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans Source:Getty

Residents wait to be rescued by first responders from floodwaters left behind by Hurricane Ida in LaPlace, Louisiana, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. The storm, wielding some of the most powerful winds ever to hit the state, drove a wall of water inland when it thundered ashore Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane and reversed the course of part of the Mississippi River. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images photography,horizontal,usa,economy,north america,flood,extreme weather,gulf coast states,waiting,weather,environment,natural disaster,storm,louisiana,the americas,hurricane – storm,typhoon,accidents and disasters,business finance and industry,finance and economy,2009 hurricane ida

29. Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans

Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans Source:Getty

First responders rescue a resident from floodwater left behind by Hurricane Ida in LaPlace, Louisiana, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. The storm, wielding some of the most powerful winds ever to hit the state, drove a wall of water inland when it thundered ashore Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane and reversed the course of part of the Mississippi River. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images photography,horizontal,usa,economy,north america,flood,extreme weather,gulf coast states,weather,environment,rescue,natural disaster,storm,louisiana,the americas,rescue worker,hurricane – storm,typhoon,accidents and disasters,business finance and industry,finance and economy,2009 hurricane ida

30. Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans

Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans Source:Getty

First responders rescue residents from floodwater left behind by Hurricane Ida in LaPlace, Louisiana, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. The storm, wielding some of the most powerful winds ever to hit the state, drove a wall of water inland when it thundered ashore Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane and reversed the course of part of the Mississippi River. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images photography,horizontal,usa,economy,north america,flood,extreme weather,gulf coast states,weather,environment,rescue,natural disaster,storm,louisiana,the americas,rescue worker,hurricane – storm,typhoon,accidents and disasters,business finance and industry,finance and economy,2009 hurricane ida

31. Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans

Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans Source:Getty

First responders rescue a resident from floodwater left behind by Hurricane Ida in LaPlace, Louisiana, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. The storm, wielding some of the most powerful winds ever to hit the state, drove a wall of water inland when it thundered ashore Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane and reversed the course of part of the Mississippi River. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images photography,horizontal,usa,economy,north america,flood,extreme weather,gulf coast states,weather,environment,rescue,natural disaster,storm,louisiana,the americas,rescue worker,hurricane – storm,typhoon,accidents and disasters,business finance and industry,finance and economy,2009 hurricane ida

32. Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans

Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans Source:Getty

A resident rides a bicycle through floodwater left behind by Hurricane Ida in LaPlace, Louisiana, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. The storm, wielding some of the most powerful winds ever to hit the state, drove a wall of water inland when it thundered ashore Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane and reversed the course of part of the Mississippi River. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images photography,horizontal,usa,economy,north america,flood,extreme weather,bicycle,gulf coast states,weather,environment,riding,natural disaster,storm,louisiana,the americas,hurricane – storm,typhoon,accidents and disasters,business finance and industry,finance and economy,2009 hurricane ida

33. Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans

Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans Source:Getty

A resident cleans up debris left behind by Hurricane Ida in LaPlace, Louisiana, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. The storm, wielding some of the most powerful winds ever to hit the state, drove a wall of water inland when it thundered ashore Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane and reversed the course of part of the Mississippi River. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images photography,horizontal,usa,economy,north america,destruction,extreme weather,cleaning,gulf coast states,weather,environment,natural disaster,rubble,storm,louisiana,the americas,hurricane – storm,typhoon,accidents and disasters,business finance and industry,finance and economy,2009 hurricane ida

34. Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans

Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans Source:Getty

A resident rescued by first responders rides through floodwater left behind by Hurricane Ida in LaPlace, Louisiana, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. The storm, wielding some of the most powerful winds ever to hit the state, drove a wall of water inland when it thundered ashore Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane and reversed the course of part of the Mississippi River. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images photography,horizontal,usa,economy,north america,flood,extreme weather,gulf coast states,weather,environment,riding,rescue,natural disaster,storm,louisiana,the americas,rescue worker,hurricane – storm,typhoon,accidents and disasters,business finance and industry,finance and economy,2009 hurricane ida

35. Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans

Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans Source:Getty

A resident surveys floodwater left behind by Hurricane Ida in LaPlace, Louisiana, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. The storm, wielding some of the most powerful winds ever to hit the state, drove a wall of water inland when it thundered ashore Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane and reversed the course of part of the Mississippi River. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images photography,horizontal,usa,economy,north america,flood,extreme weather,gulf coast states,weather,environment,natural disaster,storm,louisiana,the americas,hurricane – storm,typhoon,looking around,accidents and disasters,business finance and industry,finance and economy,2009 hurricane ida

36. Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans

Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans Source:Getty

A tree uprooted by Hurricane Ida in LaPlace, Louisiana, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. The storm, wielding some of the most powerful winds ever to hit the state, drove a wall of water inland when it thundered ashore Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane and reversed the course of part of the Mississippi River. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images photography,horizontal,usa,economy,north america,extreme weather,gulf coast states,tree,weather,environment,natural disaster,storm,louisiana,the americas,uprooted,hurricane – storm,typhoon,accidents and disasters,business finance and industry,finance and economy,2009 hurricane ida

37. Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans

Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans Source:Getty

Residents ride in a high water vehicle after being rescued from floodwater left behind by Hurricane Ida in LaPlace, Louisiana, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. The storm, wielding some of the most powerful winds ever to hit the state, drove a wall of water inland when it thundered ashore Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane and reversed the course of part of the Mississippi River. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images photography,horizontal,usa,water,economy,north america,flood,extreme weather,mode of transport,gulf coast states,weather,environment,riding,natural disaster,storm,louisiana,the americas,hurricane – storm,typhoon,accidents and disasters,business finance and industry,finance and economy,2021 hurricane ida

38. Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans

Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans Source:Getty

Residents wave to a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter while waiting to be rescued from floodwater left behind by Hurricane Ida in LaPlace, Louisiana, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. The storm, wielding some of the most powerful winds ever to hit the state, drove a wall of water inland when it thundered ashore Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane and reversed the course of part of the Mississippi River. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images photography,horizontal,usa,economy,north america,flood,extreme weather,gulf coast states,waiting,weather,environment,natural disaster,storm,louisiana,the americas,rescue worker,crash,helicopter,hurricane – storm,coast guard,typhoon,accidents and disasters,business finance and industry,finance and economy,wave – water,2021 hurricane ida

39. Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans

Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans Source:Getty

The Royal Dutch Shell plc Norco Refinery during a power outage caused by Hurricane Ida in LaPlace, Louisiana, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. The storm, wielding some of the most powerful winds ever to hit the state, drove a wall of water inland when it thundered ashore Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane and reversed the course of part of the Mississippi River. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images photography,horizontal,usa,the media,business,economy,north america,extreme weather,gulf coast states,weather,environment,industry,fossil fuel,refueling,oil industry,fuel and power generation,gasoline,natural disaster,storm,louisiana,the americas,shell – brand-name,blackout,hurricane – storm,refinery,typhoon,accidents and disasters,business finance and industry,finance and economy,2021 hurricane ida

40. Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans

Ida Batters Louisiana, Cutting Off All Power For New Orleans Source:Getty

The Royal Dutch Shell plc Norco Refinery during a power outage caused by Hurricane Ida in LaPlace, Louisiana, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. The storm, wielding some of the most powerful winds ever to hit the state, drove a wall of water inland when it thundered ashore Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane and reversed the course of part of the Mississippi River. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images photography,horizontal,usa,the media,business,economy,north america,extreme weather,gulf coast states,weather,environment,industry,fossil fuel,refueling,oil industry,fuel and power generation,gasoline,natural disaster,storm,louisiana,the americas,shell – brand-name,blackout,hurricane – storm,refinery,typhoon,accidents and disasters,business finance and industry,finance and economy,2021 hurricane ida

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Ida Battering Louisiana With Winds Stronger Than Katrina Source:Getty

Trees sway in the wind from Hurricane Ida in downtown New Orleans on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021.

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Ida Battering Louisiana With Winds Stronger Than Katrina Source:Getty

A dumpster is tossed by gusting winds along Canal Street during Hurricane Ida in New Orleans on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021.

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Hurricane Ida Bears Down On Louisiana As A Major Storm Source:Getty

Vehicles are damaged after the front of a building collapsed during Hurricane Ida on August 29, 2021 in New Orleans.

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Bourg fire chief TJ Pellegrin takes off the generator door to get it back started up after natural gas lines were turned off in Bourg, Louisiana as Hurricane Ida passes on August 29, 2021.

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A section of a building’s roof is seen after being blown off during rain and winds in the French Quarter of New Orleans on August 29, 2021 during Hurricane Ida.

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Hurricane Ida Bears Down On Louisiana As A Major Storm Source:Getty

A person crosses the street during Hurricane Ida on August 29, 2021 in New Orleans.

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Ida Roars Toward Louisiana With Near Record-Setting Winds Source:Getty

Storm surge begins to encroach on Louisiana Route 1 ahead of Hurricane Ida in Golden Meadow, Louisiana, U.S., on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021.

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A cyclist wears a face mask as they ride through rain and high winds on Canal Street in New Orleans on August 29, 2021 during Hurricane Ida.

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A truck is seen in heavy winds and rain from hurricane Ida in Bourg, Louisiana on August 29, 2021.

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Heavy winds and rain from hurricane Ida are seen in Bourg, Louisiana on August 29, 2021.

52. Hurricane Ida Bears Down On Louisiana As A Major Storm

Hurricane Ida Bears Down On Louisiana As A Major Storm Source:Getty

Utility workers play in the wind from Hurricane Ida as they wait for the storm to pass to begin repairs on August 29, 2021 in New Orleans.

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Hurricane Ida Bears Down On Louisiana As A Major Storm Source:Getty

A worker rides a bicycle to deliver food in the French Quarter during Hurricane Ida on August 29, 2021 in New Orleans.

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Hurricane Ida Bears Down On Louisiana As A Major Storm Source:Getty

A woman walks her dog in the French Quarter during Hurricane Ida on August 29, 2021 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Hurricane Ida Bears Down On Louisiana As A Major Storm Source:Getty

A police car cruises through the French Quarter during Hurricane Ida on August 29, 2021 in New Orleans.

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Ida Battering Louisiana With Winds Stronger Than Katrina Source:Getty

The Royal Dutch Shell Plc Norco refinery as Hurricane Ida makes landfall in Norco, Louisiana, on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021.

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Ida Battering Louisiana With Winds Stronger Than Katrina Source:Getty

Barges docked on the Mississippi River as Hurricane Ida makes landfall in Destrehan, Louisiana, on Aug. 29, 2021.

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Ida Battering Louisiana With Winds Stronger Than Katrina Source:Getty

A resident seeks shelter from the wind and rain as Hurricane Ida makes landfall in New Orleans on Aug. 29, 2021.

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Motorists drive down Canal Street as Hurricane Ida makes landfall in New Orleans, on Aug. 29, 2021.

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Rain batters Canal Street in New Orleans on August 29, 2021 after Hurricane Ida made landfall.

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Rain batters downtown New Orleans, Louisiana on August 29, 2021 after Hurricane Ida made landfall in Port Fourchon, 100 miles south of New Orleans, packing maximum sustained winds estimated at 150 miles per hour.

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