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United States: curfew is imposed in New Orleans after the passage of hurricane Ida

Ida, which has become a tropical depression, is moving towards the northeastern United States, threatening the valleys of Tennessee and Ohio.

A curfew was imposed in New Orleans on Tuesday evening, August 31, nearly two days after the passage of Hurricane Ida . Four dead were counted in the city and rescuers began to search for people who were isolated by the inclement weather.

In Louisiana, a man is notably missing after being apparently killed by an alligator. A person was killed by a fall from a tree in Prairieville, south of Baton Rouge. A second died when she was surprised in her car by a swollen stream 95 kilometers southeast of New Orleans, authorities said.

A million homes without electricity

According to the PowerOutage.us outage tracking site, Ida has deprived more than one million properties in Louisiana of power. Electricity supplier Entergy announced Tuesday morning that electricity could be restored as early as Wednesday, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

The first to benefit will likely be hospitals (many of which have to cope with an influx of Covid-19 patients), wastewater treatment plants and water treatment centers, the newspaper said. President Joe Biden has declared a major disaster for Louisiana and Mississippi, giving both states access to federal aid. Ida, which has become a tropical depression, is now moving northeast, threatening the valleys of Tennessee and Ohio.

Scientists have warned of an increase in cyclone activity due to the warming of the ocean surface due to climate change, posing a growing threat to coastal communities around the world.

A curfew was imposed on the American city of New Orleans, nearly two days after the passage of Hurricane Ida, which hit the coast of Louisiana, exactly 16 years after Hurricane Katrina, which killed more than 1,800 people.
Four people were confirmed dead, while rescuers began searching for those isolated by the storm. The receding waters are revealing the extent of the damage along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.
A man was reported missing after he was apparently killed by a crocodile.
Mayor Latoya Cantrell said in a tweet that she had ordered an all-night curfew in New Orleans, much of which is still without electricity.

Power-Outage, a blackout-tracking website, reported that IDA has left more than 1 million Louisiana homes without electricity. The power company announced that power may return as early as Wednesday, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune newspaper.
The newspaper said that the electricity will likely return to hospitals first, some of which have to cope with an influx of Covid patients, water purification plants and sewage treatment centers.

Ida, which has become a tropical depression, is now shifting northeast, threatening the valleys of Tennessee and Ohio.
Scientists have warned of increased hurricane activity due to rising ocean surface temperatures due to climate change, which poses an increasing threat to coastal populations around the world.

A curfew was imposed in New Orleans on Tuesday evening, August 31, nearly two days after the passage of Hurricane Ida. Four dead were counted in the city and rescuers began to search for those isolated by the giant storm.

A man is also missing, after being apparently killed by an alligator. A person was killed by a fall from a tree in Prairieville. A second died while trying to drive in flood waters 95 kilometers southeast of New Orleans, authorities said.

According to outage tracking site PowerOutage.us, Ida has left more than one million properties in Louisiana without power. Electricity supplier Entergy announced Tuesday morning that electricity could be restored as early as Wednesday, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

The first to benefit will likely be hospitals, many of which have to cope with an influx of Covid-19 patients, wastewater treatment plants and water treatment centers, the newspaper said. President Joe Biden has declared a major disaster for Louisiana and Mississippi, giving states access to federal aid.

Ida, which has become a tropical depression, is now moving northeast, threatening the valleys of Tennessee and Ohio.

Scientists have warned of an increase in cyclone activity due to the warming of the ocean surface due to climate change, posing a growing threat to coastal communities around the world.

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