Louisiana Family Survey Damage in Wake of Hurricane Ida

Homes and businesses were left flooded and damaged in LaPlace, Louisiana, on August 30, after Hurricane Ida tore through.

Ida was carrying winds of up 145 mph when it made landfall in Louisiana on Sunday, according to the National Hurricane Center. Ida was downgraded to a tropical depression on Monday as it moved into Mississippi, bringing flooding to the state.

In Louisiana alone, around a million people were left without power, according to PowerOutage.US. Trees and powerlines were downed, and at least two people died.

Video posted on the night of August 29 shows the damage Ida inflicted on a LaPlace home. The uploader said, “This is our backyard. The upstairs part of the building is pretty much ruined. The doors on both sides came off the hinges. It looks like a tornado literally hit the living room.”

The LaPlace resident posted a second clip the following morning, showing the aftermath of the storm. The uploader showed the outside of her home, and commented, “Just got internet back. Still no water or cell service and still running [on] generator. Been cleaning since 8 am.” Credit: @holly_r_l via Storyful

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