After Ida: Power outages, calls for aid ... and sighs of relief

Posted on AllSides August 30th, 2021
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Mickey Welsh/Montgomery Advertiser/USA Today Network/Reuters

Vast stretches of Louisiana lacked electric power after one of the strongest hurricanes in the nation’s recorded history made landfall Sunday accompanied by major rains as well as winds of 150 mph.

The storm’s surge was so powerful that it reversed the flow of the Mississippi River, but it was not strong enough to break the will of some New Orleans residents. 

In particular, residents of the city’s Lower Ninth Ward, which captured national attention as it was swamped by a levee failure following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, were grateful...

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