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U.S. President declared a catastrophe in Louisiana and ordered that federal aid be sent to the areas affected by Hurricane Ida.Source: B92, index.hr
U.S. media report that at least one person was killed, as well as that numerous parts of Louisiana were left without electricity. Many seek help and rescue because their houses are surrounded by water. There is a danger of flooding.
Hurricane Ida, which reached the Louisiana coast on Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane, with winds of about 240 kilometers per hour, cloudbursts and high waves that flooded much of the coast, meanwhile weakened to Category 1 on the Sapphire-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, as reported by Index.hr.
Dramatic scenes have been set up on social networks - the roof of the hospital carried away by the wind, the cries of people who say that there is water all around them, that there is no electricity, and that the surrounding houses are on fire.
"Right now, we are definitely totally flooded. Our cars are totally flooded. We have no electricity... We have houses around us that are on fire."— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) August 30, 2021
We spoke with LaPlace, Louisiana resident Lisbeth Jackson, whose family is working tirelessly to help others in their community. pic.twitter.com/9K5jnNP6xy
"We can't reach residents who need help," the mayor of a small town, Jean Lafitte, told CNN.
"The city is totally destroyed, we have a lot of people who can't go anywhere, and we can't reach them either. The wind is too strong and we can't send lifeboats because it's too dangerous, and the lives of rescuers would be in danger. We tried trucks, but neither can they", officials from the rescue teams warn.
So far, according to some information, about 1.500 people have been evacuated, but several hundred remain trapped.
Here are some more images of damage from Hurricane Ida in St. Bernard Parish. We won’t know the full extent of the impacts from this powerful storm until daylight. There are downed trees and power lines across the parish. @WWLTV pic.twitter.com/zPIXxACMLD— Paul Murphy (@PMurphyWWL) August 30, 2021
There are currently just over a million people without electricity in Louisiana, while there are about 50.000 in neighboring Mississippi.