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Hurricane Ida’s first death confirmed by Louisiana authorities

Louisiana authorities on Sunday night claimed the initial dying from Hurricane Ida — a person who was probably crushed by a fallen tree.

The fatality was reported in Ascension Parish, which is northwest of New Orleans, at about 8:30 p.m. neighborhood time at a household off Highway 621 in Prairieville, authorities explained.

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office environment reported that deputies responded and verified the dying.

Before Sunday Ida barged ashore in the point out as a risky Class 4 storm packing winds of up 150 mph.

The storm crawled inland and dropped to a Group 2 storm, thrashing New Orleans as it passed in 30 miles of the city.

All of New Orleans shed electric power in the storm, metropolis officials said.

About 97 per cent of nearby Jefferson Parish was without electricity as a primary transmission tower collapsed into the Mississippi River, WWL radio documented.

“A transmission tower went down,” Jefferson parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng instructed the outlet.

“This is around the Avondale space. This tower, my comprehension is, served a substantial part of New Orleans, the Eastbank, this is a key tower.”

Ida is at this time swirling about as a Classification 4 hurricane.
This GOES-16 East GeoColor satellite image taken Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021.
Authorities are indicating the regularly escalating stormed killed someone by using a slipping tree.

Around 1 million clients were with no power in two Southern states impacted by Ida — extra than 930,000 in Louisiana and 28,000 in Mississippi, according to PowerOutage.US, which tracks outages nationwide.

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