News 2 Geaux: La continues to deal with outages; Entergy says power will be restored to many by Wednesday
BATON ROUGE - Before Ida completed its 3.5-day journey across the United States, the system pounded south Louisiana with destructive winds and brought extensive flooding to the New England area.
Ida's 3.5 day journey across the U.S.— Dakota Smith (@weatherdak) September 2, 2021
From destructive winds & storm surge on the Gulf Coast, to devastating flash floods & tornadoes in the Northeast. pic.twitter.com/ev9OINJMbb
From Louisiana to New York, thousands of people are without power and dealing with the aftermath of the powerful storm.
The work continues after Tropical Storm Ida flooded parts of New York State. Members of our Underwater Recovery Team work along the Sprain Brook Parkway in Yonkers, checking stranded vehicles. pic.twitter.com/28q7enfjfA— NewYorkStatePolice (@nyspolice) September 2, 2021
In Louisiana, on Friday morning, just over 690,000 Entergy customers are without power, according to the company's outage map. The Parishes below have a significant number of outages:
East Baton Rouge: 53,825
St. Charles: 21,214
In Louisiana, victims of Hurricane Ida who've been forced to relocate to hotels have been cleared to receive monetary assistance from FEMA. Click here for more information on this newly released information.
Ida's assault on Louisiana began Sunday when the system blasted ashore as a powerful Category 4 hurricane.
The hurricane's storm surge and winds were so strong, they reportedly partially reversed the flow of the Mississippi River near New Orleans -- something that's "extremely uncommon," according to the United States Geological Survey.
The storm took the lives of at least 43 in the Northeast and at least 9 people in the Deep South.
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