The death toll of Hurricane Ida and her remnants continues to rise as it is now confirmed 63 have died nationwide, while another 600,000 are without electricity in Louisiana.
Sunday night saw an increase in death as one of the 600,000 Louisianans still without power perished. A 74-year-old New Orleans man succame to heat exhaustion because of the outages raising the number of the state’s dead to 13. Over 22,000 power poles were destroyed by the hurricane and its remnants. There continues to be a shortage of basic human necessities such as food, and water, and gas for residents.
Almost 600,000 people in Louisiana are still without power one week after Hurricane Ida. Some outages may last 3 more weeks.
20,000+ power poles were damaged and residents lined up for fuel for hours. Critics blame aging infrastructure and poor planning for the climate crisis. pic.twitter.com/X6oSRAgk2K
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