Power Out In New Orleans, Southeast Louisiana Due To Ida

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A 45-member squad for Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Florida Taskforce 1 and an 80 subordinate squad for Miami Fire Rescue Florida Taskforce 2 are successful Mississippi to enactment rescue operations aft the landfall of Hurricane Ida.

Monday morning, New Orleans and overmuch of southeast Louisiana were successful the dark, losing powerfulness aft beardown winds from Ida howled for hours aft the tempest blew ashore successful Port Fourchon, Louisiana, astir 60 miles southwest of New Orleans.

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CBS4’s Ted Scouten, successful New Orleans, said the winds person died down and the greeting was comparatively calm. He said Ida’s winds knocked retired a transformer, which fell into the Mississippi River, and 8 of the lines that proviso powerfulness to the city.

He said trees were toppled and buildings were damaged, parts of respective roofs had been blown off.

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Sunday evening, Ida’s dense upwind propulsion waves of rainfall down Canal Street sending debris blowing around, the aforesaid happening connected the usually engaged Bourbon Street which was similar a shade town. Many said they were uncomfortable proceeding the howling winds.

“It’s eerie due to the fact that the streets are beauteous overmuch empty. There’s a weird dependable from the upwind going done the powerfulness towers,” said Blake Fredland, who was visiting the city.

One interest from Ida has been flooding due to the fact that of some tempest surge and rain. At Lake Pontchartrain, radical who unrecorded adjacent kept a adjacent oculus connected the water.

“We got a batch of waves cresting implicit the oversea walls. We’re already starting to get flooding up to the levee,” said George Ackel.

Scouten said owed to the extended damage, it could instrumentality a portion for the powerfulness to beryllium restored to the area. FPL has sent 750 workers to the country to assistance successful powerfulness restoration.

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Ida is being blamed for astatine slightest 1 death.

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