- A hurricane caused significant damage in the New Orleans area of southern Louisiana.
- The storm toppled cars, tore down roofs of houses, uprooted trees, and uprooted power lines.
- Two died.
The hurricane was part of a storm surge moving from Texas to South Carolina. According to the website PowerOutage.us, several thousand homes are currently without electricity. The community of St. Bernard, a suburb of New Orleans, was particularly hard hit. The community sheriff spoke of major damage and multiple injuries.
The meteorological service described the hurricane as “big and very dangerous” that struck the area at 7:30 pm local time. Authorities have called for the public to go to the shelter.
The New Orleans area was hit by Hurricane Ida last year and was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, causing devastating damage and flooding in and around New Orleans. 1800 people died then.
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