In the US state of Louisiana, 905 thousand people do not have electricity, it follows from the data of the poweroutage.us service. The worst situation is in the coastal areas, which have been hit hardest by Hurricane Ida so far.
The hurricane wind speed reaches 58 m / s. He is heading northwestward. Because of the hurricane, the flow of the Mississippi River in the southern United States changed direction. This threatens flooding.
US President Joe Biden said the hurricane would cause serious damage to the southern states, US media reported. He noted that the hurricane is life-threatening. The President promises to throw all his strength into rescue and recovery work.