Now the time has come to count the damages that Hurricane Ida has done to the United States. The massive rains, heavy storms, and disastrously changing weather conditions have begun to affect the lives of the nation across Louisiana especially for Mississippi.
According to what the National Hurricane Center has confirmed, with the hammering rainfall and heavy tides of Hurricane Ida has started to cross Mississippi heading towards Tennessee and is expected to reach Jackson as it is currently 80 miles away from the northeast side.
Till Monday evening, following the Highway collapse, two people were found dead while the number of injured was 10 in southeast Mississippi. In New Orleans, Louisiana, a man died when he was trying to move out his vehicle from the floodwater, while the other one was found dead with the fallen tree in Prairieville.
The Health Department Louisiana confirmed the news saying:
“A man drowned after attempting to maneuver his vehicle through floodwater in New Orleans. On Sunday another person died after a tree fell on them in Prairieville, about 15 miles from Baton Rouge.”
In addition to mentioning the intricacies facing by the people of Louisiana as a whole, the department mentioned that millions of people are out of their houses and many of them are facing power outages. People have been disconnected from every mode of communication.
On the other hand, poweroutrage.us has announced that the workers have been communicated about the affected areas. They are in the field to help restore power but the restoration may take more than three weeks.
Reports about the highway collapse were questioning the intensity of Hurricane Ida, as it was the 5th– the largest hurricane of history. The highway was vanished in Lucedale, Mississippi causing the two-lane highway to be removed from the citing.
Mississippi highway patrolling Representative Trooper Cal Robertson said,
“The washout was most likely caused by the rain from hurricane Ida. I’ve never seen anything in 23 years in law enforcement like this.”
The two-lane highway was supposed to be the one main highway used to join Louisiana and Mississippi. Furthermore, the active crews are rescuing the communities confined by the Hurricane floods.
Apart from power, the after-effects of Hurricane Ida have clenched the people of Louisiana in many other life threats. They are under the open sky, facing harsh weather on the hot humid days where they are hoping to get rescued instantly.