Damage from Hurricane Ida is still being assessed after making landfall on Sunday. The storm killed at least four people in Louisiana and Mississippi, while thousands more were left without power and continued to be flooded.
One area that suffered significant damage was Grand Isle, a fishing community in southeast Louisiana, also known as the Cajun Riviera.
Boats were overturned and left sideways in the water and along the roads. The roofs of many houses on the lake were blown away by the high winds and rain from the storm.
“This storm was very much as announced,” Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said at a press conference on Tuesday. “We have a lot of work ahead of us, and no one is under any illusion that this will be a short process.”
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President Joe Biden approved Edwards’ request for a major disaster declaration, freeing up assistance for temporary housing, home repairs and low-cost loans.
Some of the devastation on Grand Isle, including damage to many of the community’s boats, can be seen through these photos.
Contribution: Clause Scott