LOUISIANA – An urgent search and rescue mission is underway along Louisiana’s Gulf Coast after Hurricane Ida came ashore. It was the second strongest storm in history to hit the Pelican State.
Entire towns and communities are underwater as boats and helicopters go from home to home to save the stranded.
“This is one of the worst natural disasters I’ve ever seen in St. John,” said St. John Parish President Jaclyn Hotard.
So far, nearly 800 people have been rescued from her parish.
“We’ve been in our emergency operations center,” said Hotard. “I slept here. I will continue to sleep here and my home’s flooded. I lost my car but we’re here to do the people’s work.”
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