More than 590,000 homes and businesses in Louisiana were without electricity on Sunday, according to PowerOutage.us. An estimated 24,000 people are working "day and night" to restore electricity, Louisiana's largest power utility company, Entergy, said Saturday.
The storm damaged or destroyed more than 22,000 power poles, 26,000 telephone spaces and 5,261 transformers - more of the poles damaged or damaged than Hurricanes Katrina, Zeta and Delta combined, the company said. At the top, 902,000 customers are exhausted.
The Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line announced on Saturday that it has entered into a company agreement with Entergy to invest in their flagship Grand Classica ship in New Orleans to accommodate more than 1,500 workers as they restore electricity to the region.
Climate change: Hurricane Ida is a recent example of extreme weather events
In Terrebonne Parish, Kentrell Garner and his two sons filled a large pot with bottled water on Friday to boil shrimp for themselves and their neighbors. Three stood among the stairs that once raised their home. The poles and the lower half were all that was left incomplete. The rest were piles.
Garner, 35, and his girlfriend have been renovating the house and living in a suburb of Bayou in Ashland South.
"It's over again," he said.
With both homes destroyed by Hurricane Ida, the couple and four children - aged 3 to 17 - spend their nights separated between a shed and a camper which has somehow caused the Storm 4 storm.
"We are homeless," he said with a sigh.
At least 17 suspected Ida suspects have died in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. In the northeast, Ida's remains destroyed a record-breaking storm that killed at least 50 people from Virginia to Connecticut.
Hurricane Larry: Strong Larry crosses the Atlantic, which could be much stronger than Ida. East Coast could face "life-threatening" surf.
The Louisiana Department of Health confirmed on Sunday that a 74-year-old man in Orleans Parish had died from burns during a power outage, the 13th hurricane-related death in the province.
Another man, 65, was found dead inside his home on Friday after enduring a severe summer heat for several days in a powerless, airless apartment.
Heat: After Hurricane Ida, the outflow of electricity highlights the temperature difference in New Orleans
The National Weather Service issued a number of temperature advice last week due to high humidity and temperatures in the region, with one operating on Sunday in parts south of Mississippi and southeast of Louisiana.
The National Weather Service said the expected temperature index was expected to range from 100 to 105 million.
"Drink plenty of fluids, stay in a cool room, stay in the sun, check on relatives and neighbors," the National Weather Service said.
The death toll in Louisiana includes five residents of nursing homes evacuated before the storm and hundreds of other elderly people went to the warehouse, where health officials said the conditions became unsafe.
"The neglect of these vulnerable residents is a disgrace to the people. We have lost confidence in these homes to take care of their residents," said Dr Joseph Kanter, a Louisiana provincial health officer. Saturday news release.
To date, Ida is the deadliest hurricane to be hit by the United States in four years and the deadliest hurricane in the Northeast since 2012 was Superstorm Sandy, which killed more than 100 people.
President Joe Biden traveled to Louisiana over the weekend to inspect the damage and announced he would travel to Manville, New Jersey, and Queens, New York, on Tuesday.
Donations: Leigh Guidry, Daily Advertiser; Associated Press
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