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Jarod Voisin walks through damage of his family's heavily damaged oyster processing plant, as rain from Tropical Storm Nicholas, currently in the Gulf of Mexico, comes down, in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida in Houma, La., Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Life-threatening conditions expected in Deep South amid Storm Nicholas

More than half-a-million people are without power and the Deep South is hunkering down as Tropical Storm Nicholas moves eastward. Nicholas was downgraded after making landfall in Texas as a Category One hurricane. Heavy rainfall and thunderstorms were already battering the state before the storm struck near Sargent Beach, just an hour south of Houston, early Tuesday morning.


The skyline of New Orleans is seen in the background as US President Joe Biden onboard Marine One inspects the damage from Hurricane Ida on an aerial tour of communities in Louisiana, September 3, 2021. - President Joe Biden, who has made threats from climate change a priority, arrived in New Orleans to tour damage from Hurricane Ida, which pounded the Gulf Coast before bringing havoc to New York. (Photo by JONATHAN ERNST / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JONATHAN ERNST/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

New Orleans businesses reopening as city cleans up after Ida

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. 




A view of flood damaged buildings are seen as US President Joe Biden (not pictured) inspects the damage from Hurricane Ida onboard Marine One during an aerial tour of communities in Laffite, Grand Isle, Port Fourchon and Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, September 3, 2021. - President Joe Biden, who has made threats from climate change a priority, arrived in New Orleans to tour damage from Hurricane Ida, which pounded the Gulf Coast before bringing havoc to New York. (Photo by JONATHAN ERNST / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JONATHAN ERNST/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

La. mayor tells residents they can come home

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.