Live Updates: Ida Promises More Destruction As Storm Moves Beyond Louisiana
We're focused today on Ida, which poses a significant threat as it moves inland from the Louisiana coast, even after being downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm. Here's the latest:
Power outages: More than a million people are without power across Louisiana and Mississippi. The utility company in Orleans Parish says some people could be without power for weeks. If you’re relying on a generator, follow these safety guidelines.
COVID threat: Louisiana and Mississippi were already overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases before the storm struck. Now providing care is even more complicated.
Katrina anniversary: The hurricane made landfall 16 years to the day that Katrina hit, and the trauma of that time is still fresh for some. This time, though, the levees are holding.
— The Morning Edition live blog team
(Nell Clark, Dana Farrington, Joe Hernandez and Rachel Treisman)