The entire city of New Orleans remains without power as Hurricane Ida slowly moves through Louisiana as a now Category 1 storm.
When Ida made landfall Sunday near Port Fourchon, it was a Category 4 with winds of 150 mph.
The mayor of the town Jean Lafitte told CNN that rescuers haven’t been able to reach at least 200 stranded residents after a bridge was washed out.
“We’ve suffered flooding before. We suffered storms before. But I’ve never seen water like this in my life….It just totally devastated us.” Many other officials echoed the same, saying it’s still too difficult to get around to begin assessing what they believe will be “catastrophic damage.”
The first confirmed death associated with Ida has also been reported as a 60-year-old man who was killed when a tree fell on his house in Ascension Parish.