New Orleans in darkness as Ida weakens, residents take stock of damage
TRT World says Hurricane Ida has become a tropical storm as its top winds slowed over Mississippi, while across southeast Louisiana residents waited for daylight to be rescued from floodwaters and see how much damage was caused by one of the most powerful hurricanes ever to strike the US mainland.
All of New Orleans lost power right around sunset on Sunday, leading to an uneasy night of pouring rain and howling winds. The weather died down shortly before dawn and people began carefully walking around neighbourhoods with flashlights, dodging downed light poles, pieces of roofs and branches.
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