MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Hurricane Ida spared small of Grand Isle, Louisiana, wherever the oculus of the almighty Category 4 tempest tore done Sunday night.
The obstruction land and swampy areas southbound of New Orleans took the brunt of the hurricane leaving residents with practically nothing.
Michael Capponi, of the South Florida-based Global Empowerment Mission get successful Grand Isle Wednesday and saw the devastation archetypal hand.
“As we drove the demolition was worse, and worse, and worse, and worse, we didn’t get backmost until 1 successful the morning,” Capponi said.
Capponi compared the harm successful Grand Isle to the demolition leveled by Hurricane Michael successful the Florida Panhandle successful 2018.
“I conjecture the champion examination is Michael,” Capponi said. “Everywhere you look you spot homes that were connected stilts wholly blown away. There is 5 feet of soil that was brought successful by the storm. I would accidental 98% of the homes were destroyed.”
Lines for state agelong for blocks successful the hurricane ravaged region, but that whitethorn beryllium the slightest of residents’ worries. There is nary electricity, small nutrient and thousands person been near homeless.
Food is scarce successful New Orleans wherever galore market stores are closed oregon empty. Some 2,000 meals were handed retired astatine 1 nutrient organisation lawsuit wherever radical waited hours successful the vigor for nutrient and water.
Diana Estas said her location was destroyed by Ida.
“I’m hurting, miss. I ain’t had nothing, cipher to assistance me. All my relatives are gone. I don’t person hardly cipher successful the satellite to assistance me, cipher I’m knocking from doorway to door, begging for nutrient successful the hopes they mightiness help. If anybody tin assistance me.”