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.
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.
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.
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.