September 23, 2021

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Downgraded to Type 1, Hurricane Ida plunged New Orleans into darkness

More than a million homes across Louisiana have no electricity.

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Ida has done some damage. After a hurricane in Louisiana, New Orleans was completely without electricity, Sunday evening, August 29th. Classified in Type 4 when it came to the beach, 16 days after Katrina passed this southern state of the United States, Ida was finally downgraded to Type 1 at 6:30 am (Paris time). In all, more than a million homes across Louisiana are without electricity. According to a special site.

In a statement released Sunday evening, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) issued a warning “Dangerous Danger” Created by the hurricane and stressed to the residents of the affected areas “Take all necessary measures to protect their lives and property”. The U.S. Meteorological Agency has also issued flood warnings for Louisiana cities of Hammond, Dikfa and Ponsadola. “This is a particularly dangerous situation and residents are urged to go as high as possible.”, According to the National Weather Service.

President Joe Biden overnight endorsed Louisiana State’s request to declare a major natural disaster. This decision makes federal funding available to disaster victims For temporary homes and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of a disaster., According to the White House press release.

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