Homes Left Destroyed in Grand Isle by Hurricane Ida

Aerial footage released on September 2 by a Louisiana search and rescue team shows the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Ida on the town of Grand Isle, which officials said was uninhabitable after the storm damaged “100 percent of the structures.”

President Joe Biden was scheduled to travel to Louisiana on September 3 to survey the damage caused by the hurricane and meet Louisiana Gov John Bel Edwards and local officials.

Biden was expected to tour a neighborhood in LaPlace, and take an aerial tour of other communities affected by the storm, including Grand Isle, Lafitte, Port Fourchon, and Lafourche Parish, before meeting with local leaders in Galliano, Louisiana.

Video shot from a helicopter by a recovery team on September 1 and released by Louisiana Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 3 shows the damage in Grand Isle, including several houses with missing roofs. At the time of posting, the search and rescue team said the Louisiana town had no cell service and limited communications.

Ida made landfall in Louisiana as a hurricane on August 29 and caused deadly flooding and tornadoes in the Mid-Atlantic states on September 1. Credit: Louisiana Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 3 via Storyful

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