Rescuers Save Hundreds Across Louisiana Trapped Amid Devastation of Hurricane Ida

Hundreds of Louisianans trapped by Hurricane Ida’s floodwaters were brought to safety on Monday as boats, helicopters, and high-water trucks worked as part of rescue efforts after the furious storm ravaged the coast and left more than one million homes without power. Residents retreated to their roofs or attics after a rare flash flood emergency was issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) in New Orleans amid torrential downpour. More than one million homes and businesses in Louisiana and neighboring Mississippi—including all of New Orleans—were left without power as Ida pushed through on Sunday after making landfall near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, on Sunday afternoon with 150 mph winds and high storm surge. In the New Orleans metropolitan area, all eight transmission lines that deliver electricity to Louisiana’s largest city were down, according to utility company Entergy Louisiana. One transmission tower collapsed into the Mississippi River, according to the Jefferson Parish …

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