Hurricane Ida’s impacts: New Orleans out of power, roofs ripped off, rising waters | Hurricane Center

All of New Orleans was dark Sunday night after a powerful Hurricane Ida caused “catastrophic transmission damage,” cutting power to the entire city.

At least one hospital in Louisiana temporarily lost power from the generator to the ICU. Two other hospitals evacuated 66 patients after Ida’s wind damaged the roof and shattered the windows.

Residents who stayed in Southeast Louisiana to shelter from the Category 4 hurricane reported a collapsing cell tower, flooding and more damage.

Hurricane Ida started off the Louisiana coast early Sunday, making landfall at Port Fourchon, the offshore oil port just east of Grand Isle…

While we expect a broader and more complete picture of Ida’s impact to emerge in the coming days, here’s some of what our reporters on the ground have seen so far.

Here’s the latest from Southeast Louisiana as Ida continues to influence the state

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First death reported

A person died in Ascension Parish after they were hit by a falling tree, sheriff’s office officials reported.

This is the first reported death from Hurricane Ida.


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Everything of New Orleans is without electricity after Hurricane Ida left “catastrophic transmission damage.” According to Homeland Security, the only power in town comes from generators. Read more.

What does that mean for S&WB pumps? The failure means that the S&WB is operating with even less room for error when feeding the drainage system. Here’s the latest on the situation.

Parts of some parishes are now under a boil water advice. Find the most recent list of locations and information here.

A slow-moving Hurricane Ida has left all Orleans Parish customers without power due to “catastrophic transmission damage,” Ent said.


Damage reports

The roofs of New Orleans’ municipal and traffic courts were destroyed by the hurricane. Read details here.

At least 22 barges came loose on the Mississippi at Chalmette. a few hours before, a Canal Street ferry has broken loose and got stuck in the river. a single barge hit a swing bridge in Lafitte.

More than six hours into the landfall, Grand Isle officials were still struggling to assess damage as Ida’s winds continued to pound the island. Here’s the final look at the damage.


Evacuations

After Ida pushed water over the Plaquemines Parish embankment, residents of Braithwaite were warned to flee.

In anticipation of the hurricane, dozens of nursing homes and care facilities were evacuated. Here’s the full list.

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