After the rating was downgraded to Category 1, Hurricane Ida plunged New Orleans into darkness

After the rating was downgraded to Category 1, Hurricane Ida plunged New Orleans into darkness

More than a million homes are without electricity across Louisiana.

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Ida did some damage. New Orleans is completely without power, Sunday evening, August 29, after the hurricane reached Louisiana. Ida was rated Class 4 upon her arrival at the coast, 16 years after the Katrina Passage that devastated this southern state of the United States, and was finally demoted to Class 1 at about 6.30 AM (Paris time). In total, there are more than a million homes without electricity throughout Louisiana, According to a specialized site.

In a bulletin released early Sunday evening, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned of “mortal danger” caused by the typhoon and urged residents of the affected areas to “Take all necessary measures to protect their lives and property”. The US Weather Services also issued a flood warning for the towns of Hammond, Tickfaw and Ponchatola in Louisiana. “This is a particularly dangerous situation and residents are urged to go to high altitudes as much as possible”, the National Weather Service said.

For his part, President Joe Biden at night agreed to the request of the state of Louisiana to declare a major natural disaster. This decision makes federal funds available to disaster victims “For temporary housing 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 a White House press release.

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