In the USA, the first victim of the strongest storm in the state of Louisiana – “Ida” followed. The publication CNN quotes local police as saying that one person died as a result of a fallen tree falling.
The wind speed reached 240 km / h at the peak. The storm is accompanied by heavy rain. Floods have started in some parts of Louisiana.
According to media reports, the storm damaged power lines. More than a million people are left without power.
U.S. President Joe Biden has declared 25 counties in Louisiana a disaster zone, meaning the needs of disaster victims will be funded from the federal budget.
The U.S. Meteorological Agency has warned Louisiana residents of the impending approach of Ida, prompting many to flee New Orleans, the state’s most populous city, and other cities.
In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina killed more than 1,800 people in New Orleans.