One of Louisiana’s main power companies said it has restored power to 93 percent of customers who lost power due to Hurricane Ida. According to Entergy Louisiana on Wednesday, 649,000 customers have had their power restored.
Although the road to recovery is still a work in progress, signs of life are starting to trickle back into New Orleans as the city cleans up in the wake of Hurricane Ida. It’s been almost two weeks since Ida made landfall along Southern Louisiana as a Category 4 storm, bringing forth powerful destruction.
Republican nominee for mayor Curtis Sliwa, alongside other New York City residents, said Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) was directly to blame for the flooding because of a cutback in sewer cleaning services. On Monday, Sliwa said he has been deep in the sewers many times.
New York and New Jersey have been set to receive much needed federal aid as they continued to recover from Hurricane Ida. Joe Biden issued disaster declarations in both states on Sunday and approved federal aid for the hardest hit areas in the region.
Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-N.Y.) addressed the mourning New Yorkers after last week’s flooding turned deadly. During a public address on Sunday, Hochul stressed her concerns about high rainfall in Central Park last week.
Residents of New Orleans have joined efforts to overcome the consequences of Hurricane Ida. Over the past few days, thousands of city residents took part in the efforts of Neighbors Helping Neighbors to get through the tough times together.
Joe Biden travelled to Louisiana to assess the destruction caused by Tropical Storm Ida. He met with local officials in the town of LaPlace on Friday to see the damages and offer federal aid.
After Hurricane Ida ravaged the state of Louisiana, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell (D) told residents they can return home. Cantrell told a news conference Friday that due to electricity returning, residents could return home as most can expect power by next Wednesday.
An investigation is underway after a Louisiana man was fatally shot during an alleged confrontation at a gas station. According to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office on Saturday, 20-year-old Walter Sippio turned himself in and surrendered his weapon in connection to the death of 36-year-old Dwayne Nosacka.