Hurricane Ida: Disaster Relief response begins amid ongoing efforts to restore water, power to hard-hit areas

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Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief teams will be part of a massive cleanup effort in Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, which struck the state Aug. 29 as a Category 4 storm.

Ida made two landfalls, the first near Port Fourchon and the second in Lafourche Parish, with maximum sustained winds of 150 mph at the height of the storm. The strong winds downed trees and power lines, causing what officials deemed “catastrophic transmission damage” to the region’s power infrastructure.

Heavy rains caused localized flooding of several cities in the storm’s path.

Several deaths have been attributed to Ida as of Sept. 1….continued.

This article was originally published at thealabamabaptist.org

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