Hurricane Ida causes supply shortages, officials warn of long recovery


A member of a rescue team helps evacuate a woman after Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana, in Laplace, Louisiana, August 30, 2021.

Marco Bello | Reuters

Southeastern communities are reeling from Hurricane Ida after the storm system wreaked havoc on power grids and water systems amid the blazing heat.

More than a million customers were left without power in Louisiana, according to About 52,000 lost power in Mississippi.

Since Ida made landfall Sunday, utility crews have moved in to assess the damage to the city’s power grid, a process that will likely take days, according to power supplier Entergy. Restoring electrical transmission will take “far longer,” the company…


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