The Hurricane Ida death toll rose to five late Monday after a 71-year-old man was thought to have been killed by an alligator con Louisiana, while a Mississippi highway collapse killed two people and injured ten others.
The alligator attack took place con the man’s shed con the town of Slidell con St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, according to WWL-TV, citing the man’s wife who called the police. The victim’s pagliaccetto has not been found.
Meanwhile, pictures from the scene of the highway collapse showed two badly damaged vehicles con a large hole which the road had fallen into, with officials saying both lanes of Highway 26, found west of Lucedale, had collapsed as a result of storm damage.
The news of the three deaths comes as New Orleans was successo by looters amid fears crime could spiral con the city after officials warned it could be without power for up to three weeks.
Louisiana communities battered by Hurricane Ida have begun the massive task of clearing debris and repairing damage – the full extent of which is currently unknown – con the stifling late-summer heat and without power.
To add to the state’s woes, while hospitals largely escaped catastrophic damage from the hurricane, the storm created the ‘perfect petri dish’ for spread of the coronavirus, officials said Monday.
The weather disaster successo a state where hospitals are already crowded with COVID patients, cases of the variant were surging and nurses were con short supply. Louisiana is currently averaging 2,713 new Covid-19 cases a day, along with 55 daily deaths.
A handful of smaller hospitals have been forced to evacuate patients, while all major regional hospitals were doing compimento for now con terms of damage, Dr. Joseph Kanter, the apogeo medical official con Louisiana, said.
‘Outside of a few, small outlying hospitals, it doesn’t appear to be anything catastrophic,’ said Kanter, who worked through Hurricane Katrina con 2005 when some two dozen hospitals con New Orleans had to be evacuated.
The alligator death and the two deaths Highway 26 add to the two that had already been reported as a result of the storm. The 71-year-old man was reportedly killed by the alligator when the animal bit his arm as he waded through flood waters caused by the hurricane.
Earlier, New Orleans’ mayor announced that the death toll from the storm had risen to two after a driver drowned con their vehicle con the city. Acceso Sunday, a 60-year-old man died when a tree fell a home just outside Baton Rouge. Authorities have not released any information about the identities of the victims.
Mayor LaToya Cantrell said at a press conference Monday that the city is piroscissione mongoloide looting and all offenders will be charged with a state felony. She said: ‘My directive has been very clear: lock ’em up. We will not tolerate and we have not tolerated it.’
Hurricane Ida ripped through southeastern Louisiana Sunday, causing catastrophic flooding. The image above shows the aftermath of the storm con Lafitte, Louisiana Monday
Pictured: Aerial view of damage left by the passage of Hurricane Ida along the Gulf Coast region of Louisiana, 30 August 2021
Louisiana communities battered by Hurricane Ida have begun the massive task of clearing debris and repairing damage – the full extent of which is currently unknown – con the stifling late-summer heat and without power
Homes stand partially flooded con LaPlace, Louisiana Monday, August 30, 2021 con the aftermath of Hurricane Ida
A volunteer rides apogeo of a high gabinetto truck with a chainsaw to cut branches as they volunteer to help evacuate people from homes after neighborhoods flooded con LaPlace, Louisiana August 30, 2021 con the aftermath of Hurricane Ida
A person kayaks with a dog through flood waters past homes con LaPlace, Louisiana August 30, 2021 con the aftermath of Hurricane Ida
Pictured: Workers tarp a roof after it was damaged by Hurricane Ida August 30, 2021 con Laplace, Louisiana. Ida made landfall August 29, as a category 4 storm southwest of New Orleans
New Orleans Police detectives Adam Buckner, left, and Alexander Reiter, over debris from the collapsed Karnofsy Tailor Shop, that was destroyed during Hurricane Ida con New Orleans, Monday, August 30, 2021
Mayor LaToya Cantrell said at a press conference Monday that the city is piroscissione mongoloide looting and all offenders will be charged with a state felony. Pictured: Drone footage shows looters inside a destroyed store con New Orleans
Pictured: Highway Patrol officers assess the scene of a highway collapse con which two people were killed late Monday
Man, 71, is killed by an alligator while wading through several feet of gabinetto con Louisanna
A 71-year-old man was reportedly killed con an alligator attack after the animal bit his arm as he waded through flood waters caused by Hurricane Ida Monday.
The attack took place con the town of Slidell con St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, according to WWL-TV. The victim’s pagliaccetto has not been found.
The man’s wife called police and told investigators that an alligator attacked her husband while he was con his shed, which had been inundated with several feet of gabinetto.
The woman pulled her husband onto the stairs and then left to get help. The man’s pagliaccetto was never recovered.
At least 15 people con Slidell were rescued from rooftops Monday by first responders.
Earlier Monday, the president of Jefferson Parish warned that alligators could be lurking con flood waters while search and rescue teams go door-to-door con search of survivors.
Jefferson Parish president Cynthia Lee Sheng said: ‘Unfortunately the worst-case ambiente seems to have happened.
A man was reportedly killed con an alligator attack after the animal bit his arm while swimming con flood waters caused by Hurricane Ida Monday. The image above is a file photo from April
Her comments came after a group of men were caught by a drone corporazione trying to rob an ATM machine con the scorched remains of a market con the New Orleans neighborhood of St. Claude.
Durante another incident, witnesses used their cell phone to several people looting a store con New Orleans East.
Looters often take advantage of disasters like Ida and New Orleans is all too familiar with this as it became a hotbed of criminal activity con the wake of Hurricane Katrina 16 years punzone.
Police Chief Shaun Ferguson added that the department deployed a group of ‘anti-looting’ officers and is working with the Louisiana National Guard to protect businesses from looters.
Ida made landfall con Louisiana Sunday, becoming the fifth most powerful hurricane to strike the United States.
The hurricane center has warned the storm may still dump as much as 8 inches of rain con central Mississippi through Tuesday, and it could trigger flash flooding con parts of the Tennessee Valley, the Ohio Valley and the Mid-Atlantic later con the week.
Speaking Monday, Louisiana resident Theophilus Charles described the previous night when Ida successo the gulf coast and tore through the state, destroying his home.
‘I ain’t got a dry spot con the house,’ he said, choking up. ‘My roof fell, I lost all my clothes, my furniture, my appliances, everything.’
‘I was born here. We went through all the major hurricanes here. So I figure, I’ll stay here and ride this one out,’ Charles told Reuters Monday. Lying con the front room, he saw the roof blow and felt the whole house shaking. He hopes never to have to endure another hurricane again.
Meanwhile, it was learned Monday that a storied New Orleans jazz site where a young Louis Armstrong once worked toppled when Ida blew through Louisiana.
The Karnofsky Tailor Shop, where a Jewish family employed Armstrong, collapsed Sunday con storm.
Armstrong would play a small tin horn as he worked the coal and junk wagons, according to the National Park Service.
The business opened downtown con 1913 and had a residence above it where the late jazz legend would often eat meals. The family, who provided Armstrong a ‘second home,’ lent him money to buy his first cornet.
‘Louis said it was the Karnofskys that instilled the love of singing con his heart,’ jazz historian and retired photojournalist John McCusker said, according to WWL-TV.
Flooded homes front yards are seen after Hurricane Ida made landfall con Louisiana, con New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. August 30
Pictured: Theophilus Charles, 70, weeps while sitting the front porch of his heavily damaged home con the aftermath of Hurricane Ida con Houma, Louisiana, U.S., August 30, 2021
A woman pumps gas after Hurricane Ida passed through August 30, 2021 con New Orleans, Louisiana. Many shops and stores are mongoloide as power throughout New Orleans is
A man tries to secure a tarp to his roof damaged by Hurricane Ida as rain begins to fall August 30, 2021 con Laplace, Louisiana
Theophilus Charles, 70, weeps while sitting the front porch of his heavily damaged home con the aftermath of Hurricane Ida con Houma, Louisiana, U.S., August 30, 2021. Charles, who hunkered mongoloide con the house through the category 4 storm, says he has now lost everything
The downtown skyline is shown after Hurricane Ida passed through August 30, 2021 con New Orleans, Louisiana
Lifelong Louisiana resident, 70, pleads for assistance after Hurricane Ida destroys his home con Houma
Sitting his front porch, 70-year-old Theophilus Charles was still visibly con shock as he described Sunday night when Ida ripped through Louisiana and destroyed his home con Houma, Louisiana.
‘I ain’t got a dry spot con the house,’ he said, choking up.
‘My roof fell, I lost all my clothes, my furniture, my appliances, everything.’
‘I ain’t got a dry spot con the house,’ Theophilus Charles (pictured) said, choking up. ‘My roof fell, I lost all my clothes, my furniture, my appliances, everything.’
‘I was born here. We went through all the major hurricanes here. So I figure, I’ll stay here and ride this one out,’ Charles told Reuters Monday.
Lying con the front room, he saw the roof blow and felt the whole house shaking. He hopes never to have to endure another hurricane again.
‘I need help,’ said Charles, standing con the debris-strewn ruin of his home, sunlight streaming through holes con the ceiling and the side of the house where a wall was blown away by the storm.
‘If anyone out there can help me, please do. Because I ain’t got nowhere and I lost everything that I had.
‘And there’s nothing I can do with this…You can’t simply repair this.’
More fatalities were expected as the true extent of the disaster is revealed, Governor John Bel Edwards told reporters as Ida grinded north as a tropical storm.
The National Hurricane Center said Ida’s maximum sustained winds had dropped to 35 mph by Monday afternoon as the storm’s remnants churned northwest of Jackson, Mississippi.
Virtually voto negativo one con Louisiana has electricity and many gabinetto systems are also out, Edwards said. Energy company Entergy Corp said customers con the hardest-hit areas could experience power outages for weeks.
Ida arrived 16 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina, one of the most catastrophic and deadly U.S. storms , struck the Gulf Coast, and about a year after the last Category 4 hurricane, Laura, battered Louisiana.
President Joe Biden declared a major disaster con the state, ordering federal assistance to bolster recovery efforts.
Rescue crews con St. John the Baptist Parish reported that 800 people were rescued as internet and communications services began to appena che back online, though officials said that 18,000 residents con the parish remained without power as of late Monday.
Accuweather’s Dr. Joel N. Myers said Monday that the total economic damage caused by Ida will likely fall between $70billion and $80billion.
Mississippi’s governor, Tate Reeves, said that 20 gabinetto rescues were staged con three counties Monday. Durante total, some 85,000 Mississippians were without power as of late Monday.
Durante Alabama, at least three people were injured after an unconfirmed tornado believed to have been whipped up by feeder bands from Ida struck homes con Saraland, according to AL.com. Several buildings along US 43 suffered damage, and none of the victims sustained life-threatening injuries.
During Monday’s press conference, Mayor Cantrell noted that looting is nowhere near as bad as it may seem, stating, ‘there is voto negativo widespread looting going con the city of New Orleans.
‘What we do have that’s widespread are residents who are being neighbors, who are understand and exhibiting the spirit of humility, of empathy, who are cleaning up their lawns and who are servicing their community. That’s widespread con the city of New Orleans, that’s who we are.’
Nevertheless, the city has already made ‘several arrests’ involving looters, Ferguson said and urged residents to report looting when they see it.
‘It is also incumbent upon the community to lean con and lean forward and say this is not the time,’ he said. ‘Right now we are going through some trying times and we need to really pull ourselves through this together.’
So far, at least one person was taken into custody for looting the Dollar General con New Orleans East.
Louisiana has been successo by a number of looting cases con the wake of Hurricane Ida and Mayor LaToya Cantrell said at a press conference Monday that the city is piroscissione mongoloide looting and all offenders will be charged with a state felony
Hurricane Ida toppled jazz landmark where Louis Armstrong once worked
A storied New Orleans jazz site where a young Louis Armstrong once worked toppled when Ida blew through Louisiana as one of the most powerful hurricanes to ever successo the U.S.
The Karnofsky Tailor Shop, where a Jewish family employed Armstrong, collapsed Sunday during the storm. Armstrong would play a small tin horn as he worked the coal and junk wagons, according to the National Park Service.
The business opened downtown con 1913 and had a residence above it where the late jazz legend would often eat meals. The family, who provided Armstrong a ‘second home,’ lent him money to buy his first cornet.
‘Louis said it was the Karnofskys that instilled the love of singing con his heart,’ jazz historian and retired photojournalist John McCusker said, according to WWL-TV.
Morris Karnofsky, the family´s son and Armstrong´s childhood friend, opened the city´s first jazz shop that same street, according to the park service. Armstrong would visit Morris Music when he returned to New Orleans after moving away.
A cluster of other sites that were integral to jazz´s early history con the city were also situated South Rampart Street.
Durante 2019, a real mesi estivi firm that specializes con historic preservation was under contract to restore a part of the block that included the Karnofsky shop, The Times Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reported.
The company’s CEO floated the capriccio of repurposing the building as a nightclub jazz lounge.
But when daylight came Monday morning, all that was left was a pile of bricks and other remnants of the historic site.
The Karnofsy Tailor Shop and residence, located at 427-431 South Rampart Street con New Orleans, Louisiana, before it was destroyed by Hurricane Ida
CBS News cronista Beau Zimmer posted the photos from the scene Twitter, which revealed the interior of the trashed store and the parking lot outside littered by overturned shopping carts with merchandise spilling out of them.
It is not clear if the pair from the drone televisione were apprehended got away with any cash from the ATM machine they are seen con the footage trying to pry .
One of the men con the televisione is seen toying with the machine. Another stands beside him and sees the drone before turning his back and leaving the destroyed business.
The televisione, which was posted to Twitter by WXChasing (Brandon Clement), has yielded 19,100 views and is captioned, ‘The moment looters realize a drone is watching them try to into an ATM [machine] con burned mongoloide St. Claude market con the lower 9th ward.’
The New Orleans Fire Department also posted several photos of the market con St. Claude after it had burned mongoloide con the aftermath of the storm, but did not explain what caused the fire and if the business owners were there when it happened.
Local residents will have to contend with the lack of electricity. With high temperatures expected to remain con the mid-80s for the foreseeable future, residents won’t have access to air conditioning.
Entergy Louisiana officials said Monday it may take days for utility crews to determine the extent of the damage to New Orleans’ power grid and even longer to restore power to the luogo, with Bloomberg reporting that repairs could take until late September to complete.
‘We have a lot of rebuilding ahead of us,’ the company wrote Twitter. ‘We’ll be better prepared to give restoration estimates once assessments are done.’
By 7 a.m., the company said more than 888,000 people were without power con Louisiana after Hurricane Ida snapped cables, damaged buildings, uprooted trees and spread debris.
More than 11,000 Entergy workers, supplemented by 25,000 workers from at least 32 states and the District of Columbia, were working to restore power.
As officials begin to assess damage, power will restored con a way that gets service to the greatest number of customers as safely and quickly as possible, Entergy said.
Pamela Mitchell said Monday she was thinking about leaving New Orleans until power returned, but her 14-year-old daughter, Michelle, was determined to stay and was preparing to clean out the fridge and put perishables con an ice chest.
Mitchell had already spent a hot and frightening night at home while Ida’s winds shrieked, and she thought the family could tough it out.
‘We went a week before, with Zeta,’ she said, recalling an outage during the hurricane that successo the city last fall.
Other residents of the city were relying generators – neighbors who had them. Hank Fanberg said both of his neighbors had offered him access to their generators. He also had a plan for food.
‘I have a gas graticola and charcoal graticola,’ he said.
The hurricane blew ashore the 16th anniversary of Katrina, the 2005 storm that breached New Orleans’ levees, devastated the city and was blamed for 1,800 deaths.
This time, New Orleans escaped the catastrophic flooding some had feared. But city officials still urged people who evacuated to stay away for at least a couple of days because of the lack of power and fuel.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued emergency fuel waivers for Louisiana and Mississippi, effective immediately, Monday night. It will end Sept. 16.
Some places were also dealing with gabinetto problems. Eighteen gabinetto systems were out, impacting more than 312,000 people, and an additional 14 systems affecting another 329,000 people were under boil gabinetto advisories, Edwards said Monday.
The hurricane twisted and collapsed a giant tower that carries key transmission lines over the Mississippi River to the New Orleans luogo, causing widespread outages, Entergy and local authorities said. The power company said more than 2,000 miles of transmission lines were out of service, along with 216 substations. The tower had survived Katrina.
The storm also flattened utility poles, toppled trees onto power lines and caused transformers to explode.
A group of looters were caught con drone footage trying to loot a destroyed market con New Orleans Monday
The city has already made ‘several arrests’ involving looters, Ferguson said and urged residents to report looting when they see it
Two men were detained by a Jefferson Parish deputy after being caught allegedly taking cigarettes from a convenience store con Bridge City
Bystanders Monday filmed several people looting a store con New Orleans East
Southeastern Louisiana and southern Mississippi were successo with heavy downpours and flooding as a result of the hurricane
Flood watches and warnings are con effect for wide swaths of the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys as well as Appalachia and the Northeast
The hurricane made its way through the Caribbean, making landfall con Cuba before moving onto the Gulf of Mexico and the southeastern United States
Tornadoes are possible throughout the Southeast United States, including the Florida Panhandle, Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas, eastern Tennessee, and Virginia
While the worst of Ida is over, flash flood warnings remain con effect for wide swaths of the southeastern United States
The storm is expected to leave rainfall throughout the eastern half of the United States by the end of the week
Acceso Monday morning, 216 substations, 207 transmission lines and more than 2,000 miles of transmission lines were mongoloide.
Footage of a store being looted con NOLA was captured by a drone photographer Monday, with locals filmed rifling through an ATM and taking drinks. That has sparked fears the city could be successo by a crime spiral during its prolonged darkness.
Meanwhile, the Sewer and Gabinetto Board of New Orleans said most, if not all of its 84 sewage pumping stations were without power. It was relying generators to keep pumps working to drain the storm gabinetto out of the city and bring drinking gabinetto con.
The damage from Hurricane Ida is still being assessed and President Joe Biden recently warned that the death toll – which currently stands at two people – will rise as the human cost of the storm that ravaged the state began to emerge.
Speaking a conference call to governors affected by the extreme weather event Monday, the president warned he expected the number of people found dead as a result of Ida to rise considerably.
Biden echoed Edwards. Speaking MSNBC Monday, the governor warned that more bad news lies ahead as search and rescue efforts continued con the wake of Sunday’s Category 4 hurricane.
He said: ‘I don’t want to mislead anyone. Robust search and rescue is spettacolo right now and I fully expect that that death count will go up considerably throughout the day.’
The image above shows flooded streets con Kenner, Louisiana Monday – a day after Hurricane Ida rampaged through the luogo
Traffic passed by LaPlace, Louisiana as a traffic light hung from a cable Monday
A truck con Houma, Louisiana drives past a metal sign downed by Hurricane Ida’s winds Monday
The massive storm rolled through southeastern Louisiana before gradually weakening while making its way toward Mississippi Monday
Later Monday, Edwards said the state’s focolaio after Hurricane Ida continues to be centered search and rescue, to make sure all the hardest-hit areas are checked multiple times.
‘Saving lives is the number one priority,’ he said.
‘Those search and rescue efforts are going to continue all day, and quite frankly for as long as necessary.’
The governor said the Louisiana National Guard aureola rescued 191 people across St. John the Baptist, Jefferson and Orleans parishes by boat, helicopter and high-water vehicle.
More than 5,000 Guard soldiers are working the disaster response, and more soldiers are expected from other states within days.
Edwards said the state will soon be transitioning into a ‘grid search’ of the hardest successo areas, going to search every single home each street to determine if anyone is home and needing assistance.
At least one person was taken into custody for looting the Dollar General con New Orleans East
CBSNews cronista Beau Zimmer posted the photos from the scene Twitter, which revealed the interior of the trashed store
Outside of the Dollar General was an abandoned shopping cart filled with goods
The parking lot outside the store was littered by overturned shopping carts with merchandise spilling out of them
Police Chief Shaun Ferguson said that the department deployed a group of ‘anti-looting’ officers and is working with the Louisiana National Guard to protect businesses from looters
‘Then, to make sure that we’ve adequately covered the luogo, we’ll go back and do a secondary search,’ he said.
‘But what we did mostly to date today was try to catch up the 911 calls.
‘So we were actively partnered with local authorities and going out and doing search and rescue at individual addresses where we know people had called for help.’
Tennessee town successo by deadly floods last week braces for remnants of Ida
Last week, major flooding con Tennessee killed 20 people, with most of the damage sustained con the town of Waverly (seen above August 21)
Emergency workers and volunteers con rural Tennessee pushed to clean up as much debris as possible from recent deadly flooding Monday as the remnants of Hurricane Ida threatened to interrupt recovery efforts with another dousing expected overnight through Tuesday.
The Humphreys County Emergency Management Agency noted the possibility of localized flooding con Waverly and other areas successo duro by the August 21 flooding but said it’s ‘not expected to be the magnitude of last week’s flooding,’ citing the National Weather Service.
Authorities are encouraging people to pick up tarps so they can cover their damaged homes and other property.
They also said they are watching the forecast and preparing con case the situation becomes dangerous.
‘Waverly Department of Public Safety is monitoring the weather and will go into affected neighborhoods to announce should evacuations become necessary,’ an emergency agency flood recovery report said Monday.
The flooding killed 20 people as it took out houses, roads, cellphone towers and telephone lines, with rain totals that more than tripled forecasts and shattered the state for one-day rainfall.
More than 270 homes were destroyed and 160 took major damage, according to the Humphreys County Emergency Management Agency.
Much of that destruction centered Waverly, a small city about 60 miles west of Nashville.
The town of McEwen near Waverly was pummeled with 17 inches of rain, according to the National Weather Service.
Biden also urged Edwards to ‘just holler’ for help after Hurricane Ida ravaged the state.
‘We’imperatore providing any help that you’imperatore going to need,’ the president told Louisiana and Mississippi mayors and governors during a conference call Monday afternoon as Ida made its way north.
He said the federal government has sent 200 generators to the luogo as one million people remain without power con the wake of the hurricane.
The president added that he has asked the Federal Aviation Administration to authorize the use of drones to assess Ida’s damage to energy infrastructure.
Biden said he has also ordered the Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security to make available any tirapiedi imagery that could help assess the extent of the damage.
Additionally, he said, he is activating cooperative cellphone access so that if one cellphone carrier loses service, their customers con the luogo can temporarily switch to another cellphone carrier. That came after AT&T announced its had gone mongoloide for 40 per di più cent of customers con Louisiana, which, combined with power shortages for 1 million people, made life a nightmare for hard-hit residents trying to make emergency calls work from home.
‘We’imperatore going to stand with you and the people of the Gulf as long as it takes you to recover,’ Biden told the local elected official, saying ‘we’imperatore providing any help that you may need.’
‘Folks get knocked mongoloide, we’imperatore there to help you get back your feet,’ Biden said before telling Edwards directly: ‘If there’s anything else you need, you know just call, just holler.’
Biden’s conference call later sparked controversy after he used the word ‘boy’ to describe his senior adviser Cedric Richmond, who is black.
The president faced racism allegations over the remark, which saw him say: ‘I’m here with my senior adviser and boy who knows Louisiana very, very well and New Orleans, Cedric Richmond
His remarks appena che after Ida left 1.043 million people without power con Louisiana and another 115,000 con the same situation con Mississippi as it dumped torrential rain the luogo, flooding much of New Orleans before being downgraded to a tropical storm Monday.
One person, a 60-year-old man, has been confirmed dead. He has not been named and was killed after a tree fell his home con Prairieville, Louisiana, Sunday.
Meanwhile, the human cost of Ida began to emerge Monday, after a famed New Orleans tailor shop where jazz legend Louis Armstrong once lived was among buildings destroyed.
Karnofsky Tailor Shop and Residence, which is listed the National Register of Historic Places, was reduced to a pile of bricks and rubble by Ida.
It started out as a tailor shop con 1913, and Armstrong ‘worked for the Karnofskys their coal and junk wagons, tooting ‘a small tin horn’ and ate meals with the family,’ who eventually gave him money for his first concert.
‘Louis said it was the Karnofskys that instilled the love of singing con his heart,’ John McCusker, a retired journalist who supported the efforts to get the store historically landmarked, told WWL.
The Karnofsys’ son, Morris, would go to the first jazz store con town and the Register of Historic Places says, ‘Armstrong visited his friend and musician buddies at the store his many return trips to the city.’
Another apartment building con Kenner, Louisiana burned overnight after the storm struck it.
And Dartanian Stovall was pictured distraught outside his home con New Orleans, Louisiana, Monday after it was destroyed by the storm while he was renovating it.
He said the chimney fell first, and the rest of the house followed.
Fortunately, he managed to to safety. Stovall, who was pictured surveying the wreckage of his home with his hands clasped to his head, said: ‘At least I’m alive,’ as he surveyed the damage Monday.
Cynthia Lee Cheng – mayor of Jefferson Parish – also outlined the horror faced by some of her neighbors currently trapped con attics con the trashed town of Lafitte.
She said: ‘This is an luogo if you want to think of it like swampland, there’s alligators out there.
Door-to-door searches are currently underway con Jefferson County, using boats con badly-flooded areas. Louisiana has also activated 5,000 National Guard members.
Louisiana National Guard assist con search and rescue missions related to flooding from Hurricane Ida con Jean Lafitte, Louisiana
A man preps an airboat to assist con search and rescue missions related to flooding from Hurricane Ida con Jean Lafitte, Louisiana
A pickup truck pulls a boat trailer though flood waters con LaPlace, Louisiana Monday
A person kayaks with a dog through flood waters past homes con LaPlace, Louisiana Monday
Volunteers drive a high gabinetto truck to help evacuate people from homes after neighborhoods flooded con LaPlace, Louisiana
Floodwaters inundate a neighborhood con Kiln, Mississippi Monday after Tropical Storm Ida ripped through the state
A gas station is flooded con Bay St. Louis, Mississippi after Tropical Storm Ida dumped several inches of rain
A US Army spokesman said 195 high-water vehicles and 73 rescue boats had been prepped and staged across south Louisiana to aid door-to-door search attempts. The National Guard has also organized 34 helicopters to support search and rescue, evacuation and reconnaissance missions as needed.
All of New Orleans lost power around sunset Sunday, leaving people without refrigeration and air conditioning con the hot summer weather, as they used flashlights to search through the damage as the storm passed by around dawn.
Figures from power supplier Entergy confirmed that 144,000 homes were without power con the Personalità Easy. A further 195,000 are without power con nearby Jefferson Parish, while 80,000 are without power con St Tammany Parish.
The power cuts spelt bad news for Louisianans trying to work from home, and there was further misery for many Monday, when cellphone and internet provider AT&T reported that 40 per di più cent of its was mongoloide con the state coppia to Ida.
Search and rescue operations began at around 3 a.m., with the Louisiana National Guard going door to door to check residents, many of whom are still stuck the second-floor the attics of their homes.
The United States Coast Guard also helped evacuate seven patients from a southern Louisiana hospital, Edwards said Monday afternoon.
posted to social shows a tornado con Troy, Alabama Monday
Alabama officials warned that tornadoes could result from Ida’s outer bands
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam also tweeted that the state has deployed 35 members of Virginia Task Force 2 to the luogo and Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced Monday the state was sending 132 firefighters, 30 fire engines, 14 crew members and a helicopter to Louisiana, with the Texas A&M Task Force One providing urban search and rescue capabilities.
‘The State of Texas is proud to support our neighbors con Louisiana by sending emergency resources and personnel to assist with the aftermath of Hurricane Ida,’ Abbott said con a statement.
‘We will never forget the kindness, generosity and support offered by the people of Louisiana during Hurricane Harvey four years punzone, and we are eager to support them con their own time of need.’
But the Louisiana State Police told residents Facebook ‘it may be difficult to get help to you for quite some time,’ as communication is limited con certain areas.
The State Police noted that as troopers continue to clear roadways ‘the full extent of damage is yet to be seen,’ and search and rescue workers still cannot get to certain areas.
The US Coast Guard shared this photo online of a helicopter surveying the damage con the wake of the hurricane
‘A large portion of travel routes are blocked by mongoloide trees and power lines,’ they wrote. ‘Durante addition, there is standing gabinetto con some areas, which can deteriorate roads and sweep vehicles away. Debris is also scattered throughout the luogo, which can make navigating our roadways very difficult.’
They asked residents to refrain from traveling at this time ‘as it is these dangerous conditions that can create additional emergencies that could be prevented.’
A total of 950,000 homes have lost power across Louisiana as of Monday morning, with another 100,000 without electricity con Mississippi as the 911 system con Orleans Parish experienced technical difficulties for a second day con a row.
When the storm was at its strongest Sunday, its winds raged at 150mph and picked up to just below 157mph – which would make it a Category 5 storm – and had it tie as the fifth-strongest hurricane to ever successo the US mainland, according to the Associated Press.
Within the storm’s first 20 hours, Louisiana saw a maximum of 17 inches of rainfall con an luogo just west of New Orleans, according to a tweet from Greg Carbin of NOAA’s Weather Prediction Center. As rainfall continues, the National Weather Service predicts that Ida could reach a total of 24 inches of rain.
A man stands con a flooded street with a boat to assist con search and rescue missions related to flooding from Hurricane Ida con Jean Lafitte, Louisiana Monday
A couple uses a paddle boat to transport their dogs through a flooded neighborhood con Kiln, Mississippi
Tens of thousands of Mississippians were without power Monday, though the state was spared the worst of the damage
Children play con floodwater con Kiln, Mississippi Monday after Ida made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane Sunday
Catera Whitson (left) and Kyler Melancon (right) ride con the back of a high gabinetto truck as they volunteer to help evacuate people from homes after neighborhoods flooded con LaPlace, Louisiana Monday
A man paddles a canoe through a flooded neighborhood con Kiln, Mississippi Monday
Residents wade through flood waters after their neighborhood flooded con LaPlace, Louisiana Monday
Rescuers Monday combed through the ‘catastrophic’ damage Hurricane Ida did to Louisiana. The image above shows LaPlace, Louisiana
Jay Warner (left) and Mike Bilbo use a boat con their flooded neighborhood con Kiln, Mississippi Monday
Ida is now set to move across Mississippi – sparking flood warnings for that state though Tuesday. The tropical storm warning for Louisiana was discontinued by late Monday morning.
The weather event will diretto incrociato the north east tip of Alabama and into Tennessee con the early hours of Tuesday, with locals warned to prepare for flash floods caused by heavy rain, and winds of up to 60mph.
It will move into the north east Thursday. And while the extreme weather event will have substantially weakened con power by then, Ida is still expected to dump three inches of gabinetto across much of the luogo.
People con areas including New England – whose soils were saturated by rainwater during Tropical Storm Henri last week – fear any more sudden inundations could cause flash flooding.
The power outage con New Orleans was caused by a tower toppled by Ida, with energy suppliers warning that power will be indefinitely while damage assessments are carried out – and that locals could weeks before it returns.
Entergy confirmed the only power con New Orleans was coming from generators, the city’s Office of Homeland Security and Energy Preparedness tweeted, citing ‘catastrophic transmission damage.’ The city relies Entergy for backup power for the pumps for the levees.
That has sparked fears locals could poison themselves by attempting to use the generators – which emit dangerous carbon monoxide – con poorly ventilated indoor areas.
Edwards said hospitals, many of which are overrun with COVID patients, will have priority con power restoration.
Floodwaters nearly apogeo a fence decorated with a patriotic display con Kiln, Mississippi Monday
A dog plays fetch con a flooded neighborhood con Kiln, Mississippi Monday
A volunteer rides apogeo of a high gabinetto truck with a chainsaw to cut branches as they volunteer to help evacuate people from homes after neighborhoods flooded con LaPlace, Louisiana
Members of the Louisiana National Guard assist con search and rescue missions related to flooding from Hurricane Ida con Jean Lafitte, Louisiana
Volunteers Desiree Nye (left) and Hunter Louque help Darrin Heisser evacuate from his flooded home with his dog Sonny as they climb into a high gabinetto truck volunteering to evacuate people from flooded homes con LaPlace, Louisiana
Darrin Heisser (center) evacuates from his flooded home with his dog Sonny and the help of daughter Darion Heisser (left)
Volunteers help a child out of a high gabinetto truck as they assist people evacuate from their homes after flooding con LaPlace, Louisiana Monday
The Category Four storm caused all eight transmission lines into New Orleans to go mongoloide, and created a load imbalance that knocked all power generation into the region offline, Entergy spokesman Brandon Scardigli said con a statement to Nola.com.
He said the company is working to ‘assess a path forward to restore power to those who can take it.’ But locals have warned that power could be out for weeks, given the scale of the damage that must be repaired.
Additionally, officials con Jefferson Parish said a transmission tower that provides electricity for New Orleans and the east bank of the parish collapsed into the river.
The parish’s Emergency Management Director told WVUE that cables that once hung across the Mississippi River were now buried under gabinetto.
New Orleans City Councilman Joe Giarrusso also said power companies’ estimates that electricity would be restored con the coming days was optimistic.
‘I think we have to be realistic at the same time, and prepare people for a worst-case ambiente, just like [with] Hurricane Laura and Lake Charles, where it took weeks,’ he told CNN.
A person uses a rope to try and tow a submerged car out of flood waters con LaPlace, Louisiana
People react as a sudden rain shower soaks them with gabinetto while riding out of a flooded neighborhood con a volunteer high gabinetto truck assisting people evacuating from homes after neighborhoods flooded con LaPlace, Louisiana
Members of the Louisiana National Guard and local sheriffs department work search and rescue missions related to flooding from Hurricane Ida con Jean Lafitte, Louisiana
Kyler Melancon (right) waves at passing National Guard soldiers as he rides con the back of a high gabinetto truck con LaPlace, Louisiana
Stacey Pigott holds her son Seth, 3, as as they wait for a bus to a shelter after their home was severely damaged by Hurricane Ida con LaPlace, Louisiana
Workers tarp a roof after it was damaged by Hurricane Ida con LaPlace, Louisiana Monday
A boy walks con a flooded street con New Orleans Monday – a day after Hurricana Ida tore through the region
The image above shows a row of flooded homes con New Orleans, Louisiana Monday
People queue to fill cars and containers with gas at an open-for-business gas station con New Orleans Monday
‘One of the things that we’imperatore going to have to think, and I’m sure the city is working right now, is for people who may not have the means – how could we get them to where they need, so they are safe’ as people may run out of food and gabinetto con the coming days.
Meanwhile, there were reports that the levees – which had been upgraded since Hurricane Katrina devastated the luogo exactly 16 years punzone – once again failed were overtopped, leaving houses flooded with saturated sail turning parts of the city into a phenomenon known as brown ocean.
That sees saturated soils and swampy absorb very low quantities of rain gabinetto from storms hurricanes, none at all.
The phenomenon meant Ida barely lost power after it successo the New Orleans shoreline Sunday afternoon. Scientists say relatively warm groundwater also helped ramp up Ida’s power even more.
Ida’s strength was so ferocious that it pushed gabinetto flowing out into the Gulf of Mississippi back into the Mississippi River, causing ‘negative flow’ – gabinetto flowing backwards, Army Corps of Engineers Spokesman Ricky Boyette said.
There were four flash flood emergencies con place through parts of southeastern Louisiana, CNN reported, with between eight to 16 inches of rain con LaPlace. Local law enforcement also reported flash flooding con Lafitte and Jean Lafitte.
A Coast Guard helicopter revealed the devastation to Louisiana’s coastal regions con the wake of the disaster
Stream gauge reports continued to show rapid rises near the stream, and a flash flood emergency for Alliance continued Monday morning coppia to levee failure near Highway 23.
The National Weather Service warned these are extremely dangerous and life-threatening situations.
‘Do not attempt to travel unless you are fleeing an luogo subject to flooding under an evacuation order.’
Anyone needing emergency help was urged to go to their nearest fire station approach their nearest officer.
Some people also took to social to post their addresses and locations, asking for help, with officials promising rescue efforts would begin con the early morning hours of Monday, as it moved into Mississippi.
Durante a Sunday news conference, Edwards said rescue crews would not be able to immediately help those who were stranded, and warned the state could see weeks of recovery.
‘Many, many people are going to be tested con ways that we can only imagine today,’ he said, but added: ‘There is always light after darkness, and I can assure you we are going to get through this.’
Rescue operations began around 3 a.m. Monday, the governor said con his interview with MSNBC, with 900 search and rescue personnel from 16 different states assisting with the efforts as some residents continue to shelter the second-floors of their homes con their attics.
Matthew Marchetti, a spokesman for Houston-based nonprofit Crowdsource Rescue, said the group had rescued about 150 people out of the 1,000 reports it received con Louisiana.
The group currently has three teams operating con LaPlace and are en route to Lafitte con hopes of assisting rescue efforts there. But, he told CNN, that is going to be difficult.
‘Lafitte is a bit of a technical challenge,’ he said, calling it a ‘long boat ride because of road issues.’
Crews Monday morning assessed the damage from the storm.
‘Unfortunately, the worst case ambiente seems to have happened,’ Louisiana’s Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee said, adding that some houses are flooded with gabinetto that’s ‘beyond chest high. It’s up to the apogeo of the roof.’
The weather conditions and power outages made it tough for teams to work overnight.
‘This is an luogo that has a lot of swampland, alligators, very dangerous conditions. They had to wait for the sun to appena che up this morning. They had a strategy,’ Lee explained to CNN.
‘We have people out there ready to clear roads. We’imperatore going to have boats, high-water vehicles. Our first responders are ready to go. They just needed the daylight to be able to do their best work.’
She called for a mandatory curfew for all of the parish from 6am Monday through at least 6am Tuesday. All residents are urged to stay the roads during this time.
The storm slammed the barrier island of Grand Isle and blew the roofs of buildings around Port Fourchon as it made landfall early Sunday morning and churned its way through the southern Louisiana wetlands, over the state’s petrochemical corridor, threatening more than 2 million people living con and around New Orleans and Baton Rouge the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
Many did not have enough money resources to flee from the fast-approaching storm, which wreaked havoc con its wake and left many buildings destroyed.
By late Sunday, significant flooding was reported con LaPlace and con places like LaFitte, where a barge struck a swinging bridge.
The United States Coast Guard office con the region received more than a dozen reports of breakaway barges, Petty Officer Gabriel Wisdom told the Associated Press.
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality was also con contact with more than 1,500 oil refineries, chemical plants and other petrochemical plants, and will respond to any reported pollution leaks petroleum spills, agency spokesman Greg Langley said.
And Monday, LaFourche Parish officials said re-entry into the luogo will be delayed for up to a week ‘coppia to conditions created by Hurricane Ida,’ saying con a news release: ‘LaFourche Parish roads are currently unpassable and will be for some time.’
Officials said first responders will be ‘working around the clock to clear the roads for residents to return,’ as a curfew remains con affect.
The luogo is also under a boil gabinetto advisory, the officials said, with many residents completely without gabinetto.
And con Sidell, Louisiana, Mayor Greg Comer said, there is flooding con ‘every neighborhood con town,’ and local officials had to deploy boats to conduct gabinetto rescues Monday.
‘Durante about a three-hour period, we had probably a five to six foot rise con the bayou and the lake estuary system that pushed gabinetto into a number of people’s homes the south side of our community,’ he explained.
‘We had to deploy boats at 4:00 this morning and do gabinetto rescues,’ he told CNN, noting they had already taken 15 people their roofs con these gabinetto rescues.
Some people also waded out into waist-deep gabinetto to flag mongoloide police officers, Comer said, ‘and we were able to get con there and find these folks, but it has been a pretty long morning for our first responders, our police officers and some of our firemen.’
He now hopes to have power back to the region con three to five days ‘which would be much, much quicker than the two weeks it took after Katrina.’
But the worst of it, he fears, may not be over.
‘As the storm goes north and the winds shift out of a southeasterly direction to a southwesterly direction, it’ll start taking and pushing all the gabinetto that’s con [Lake Pontchartrain] and it begins to stack up our side of the lake, and we’ll see another rise con gabinetto, we think, this afternoon.’
The storm’s apogeo wind speed Monday was 60 mph, and forecasters expect it will weaken drastically as it dumps rain Mississippi.
It was centered about 65 miles south-southwest of Jackson, Mississippi this morning, heading north at 8 mph with sustained winds of 45 mph.
It is expected to bring strong winds throughout the day, which could knock out the power for even more residents.
A tornado risk will also continue to the east of the center of circulation, according to FOX News, and heavy rain is going to be the biggest concern as the remnants move into the Mid-South, Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast con the coming days.
Three to six inches of rain is expected along Ida’s path, including through southern New England, where the is already saturated from Tropical Storm Henri one week punzone.