'Historic' Flooding Inundates Jean Lafitte, Louisiana, After Ida Brings 12-Foot Storm Surge

The town of Jean Lafitte, Louisiana, languished under several feet of floodwater on August 30, after a 10- to 12-foot storm surge topped levees in the area when Hurricane Ida hit on August 29, nola.com reported.

Footage posted on Facebook by Jefferson Parish shows a local fisheries market partially submerged on August 30, by which time Ida had weakened to a tropical storm and moved east.

According to local reports, a large search-and-rescue mission was underway to aid up to 400 stranded residents.

Jefferson Parish Council member Deano Bonano said, “This is the highest the water has ever been. This is historic flooding for the town,” nola.com reported. Credit: Jefferson Parish via Storyful

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