Hurricane Ida leaves destruction, floods and at least four dead in the United States

At least four people have died in the US states of Louisiana and Mississippi after the passage of Hurricane Ida, as long as the search and rescue work of potent

Hurricane Ida leaves destruction, floods and at least four dead in the United States

At least four people have died in the US states of Louisiana and Mississippi after the passage of Hurricane Ida, as long as the search and rescue work of potential victims, especially in flooded and isolated areas where some people were resisted to evacuate.

Two people died and ten were injured on Monday night close to Lucedale (Mississippi) due to an accident by a great Socavón in a highway, in which some seven vehicles were involved.

The authorities, who have not identified the victims, detailing the CNN channel that the accident was possibly due to the rain caused by IDA.

The cars went to fall into a hole of about six meters long by about 15 deep caused by the pitch.

Another of the mortal victims of the hurricane, who touched land this Sunday in the south of Louisiana, was a man who drowned drowned on Monday when he moved on his vehicle by a flooded way in New Orleans.

The Louisiana Department of Health pointed out that the man, who did not identify, died near Highway I-10 and the West End Boulevard.

The agency had announced on Sunday of the death of another 60-year-old man after the fall of a tree in his home in the county Ascence, in the metropolitan area of Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana.

Both the president of the United States, Joe Biden, as the Governor of Louisiana, John Bel Edwards, announced on Monday that more fatal victims are expected due to cyclone as the search and rescue tasks are advanced, especially in areas that have been isolated Due to the floods.

Louisiana's deputy governor, Billy Nungesser, said today the NBC channel that many people stayed in areas that were devastated by floods such as Grand Isle and Latiffe.

Ida, which dissipated Monday to tropical depression, left flooding, blackouts, fully isolated areas, infrastructure destruction and roadblocks.

The most affected area was southeastern Louisiana, a state where at least 1.1 million customers remain on Tuesday without electricity, including the entire city of New Orleans.

The lack of service, which in some areas is expected to take days in even weeks to be restored, is concerned about local authorities due to the heat and saturation of hospitals by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Governor Edwards said that the "catastrophic" impact of the cyclone represents a long-term recovery.

Ida touched land towards the midday of Sunday in Port Fourchon, an oil harbor at the southern tip of Louisiana, and then do it again very close to there, in Galliano.

Updated Date: 04 September 2021, 12:56

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