Cyclone In Louisiana expect to find many dead when Hurricane Ida passes
At least four people have died in the US states of
Louisiana and Mississippi
after Hurricane Ida, as search and rescue efforts for potential victims progress, especially in
flooded and isolated areas
where some people resisted evacuating.
Two people died and ten were injured on Monday night near
due to an accident caused by a large sinkhole in a freeway, in which about seven vehicles were involved.
The authorities, who have not identified the victims, detailed to the CNN channel that the accident was possibly due to the rain caused by Ida.
The cars fell into a
hole about twenty feet
long and about fifteen
deep caused by Ida's passage.
A submerged population after the floods caused by Ida in La Place, Louisiana.TANNEN MAURYEFE
Another of the fatalities from the hurricane, which made landfall on Sunday in southern Louisiana, was a man who drowned Monday while driving through a flooded road in
The Louisiana Department of Health said the man, whom it did not identify, died near I-10 and West End Boulevard.
The agency had announced on Sunday the death of another 60-year-old man after a tree fell in his home in
, in the
, the capital of Louisiana.
Both US President Joe Biden and Louisiana Governor
John Bel Edwards
announced Monday that more fatalities are expected from the cyclone as search and rescue efforts progress, especially in isolated areas. due to flooding.
Louisiana Lieutenant Governor
told NBC today that many people stayed in areas that were devastated by floods such as Grand Isle and Latiffe.
Ida, which dissipated into a tropical depression on Monday, left flooding, blackouts, completely isolated areas, infrastructure destruction and road blockades.
The most affected area was southeastern Louisiana, a state in which at least
1.1 million customers remain without electricity this Tuesday
, including the entire city of New Orleans.
The lack of service, which in some areas is expected to take days or even weeks to restore, worries local authorities due to the heat and the saturation of hospitals due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Governor Edwards assured that the
of the cyclone supposes a long-term recovery.
Ida made landfall around noon Sunday at
, an oil port in the southern tip of Louisiana, and then made
again very close to there, in Galliano.
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