No power. Sewage out. No water. Nearly 1 million structures in Louisiana affected. It’s 89 degrees there as I type this. Jefferson Parish estimates 20 days to restore power. We haven’t heard from any crew member west of Orleans Parish. No cell/internet. Why isn’t this trending?— Ava DuVernay (@ava) August 30, 2021
Confirmed: the main transmission tower that feeds New Orleans has collapsed into the Mississippi River— 16 WAPT News (@16WAPTNews) August 30, 2021
We are stuck on top of my grandma Rooftop. My phone on 7% I’m asking anyone please Let someone know where we are in Jean Lafitte this water is constantly rising I am scared for my life my kids the the rest of my family Father God please help! #HurricaneIDA #IDA #Louisiana— Lil Sporty D™️ (@LilSportyD) August 30, 2021
JUST IN: Hurricane Ida has left all of New Orleans without power due to "catastrophic transmission damage," according to Entergy New Orleans.https://t.co/RdkgVmqDKW— NOLA.com (@NOLAnews) August 30, 2021
I have received word tonight that @POTUS has approved my request for a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration due to the severe impacts of #HurricaneIda. I am extremely grateful to Pres. Biden for his swift response to my request. 📄 https://t.co/vCFzXHaoSR. #lagov #lawx #Ida— John Bel Edwards (@LouisianaGov) August 30, 2021
This is absolutely bonkers.— (((Charles Fishman))) (@cfishman) August 30, 2021
The Mississippi River is 200’ deep at New Orleans, and a half mile wide.
That’s a wall of water as tall as a skyscraper and as wide as a city block, with 2,000 miles of water behind it.
Ida stopped the flow, then briefly reversed it. https://t.co/u9vFNRnHMu
Things got very hairy for NBC News reporter Shaquille Brewster during a live Hurricane Ida report from Gulfport, MS.— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) August 30, 2021
Some guy jumps out of a pickup truck and angrily confronts Brewster's crew, prompting a shaken Craig Melvin to express extreme concern for his colleague. pic.twitter.com/v1tYnUsqTj
BREAKING: Biden’s FEMA reveals it sent Louisiana 200 ambulances, 139k tarps, 3.5 million meals, & 2.5 million liters of water BEFORE Ida hit. Trump made California beg for wildfire aid and threw paper towels at Puerto Rico(and delayed $20 billion in aid). RT TO THANK BIDEN!👏👏👏— Occupy Democrats (@OccupyDemocrats) August 30, 2021