Communities from Louisiana to New York are trying to get their lives back after the devastating passage of Ida more than a week after the storm hit the Gulf Coast.
Ida struck Louisiana on August 29, although it lowered its category from hurricane 4 to a tropical depression when it reached the northeast, bringing devastation to the town.
In the aforementioned areas, lives were lost, strong winds and rising waters destroyed structures and roads were flooded.
According to authorities, repair and recovery for the damage could take a few weeks.
Meanwhile, more than a million people were without power in Louisiana as the storm hit. Just a week later, more than 530,000 people were in the dark, according to PowerOutage.US.
Added to this situation is the fuel shortage, which generates a “double blow”, according to the president of the district of Jefferson, Cynthia Lee Sheng, in CBS “Face the Nation”.
“I wonder where the help is,” said Eric Mertz, a resident of the St. Charles district.
“I don’t have air conditioning. There are no lights. I had covid last year. I was in the ICU for 14 days, and I am receiving oxygen. And I don’t have electricity, it’s hard, ”added the affected resident.
On the other hand, in Queens, New York, those affected were seeking resources to aid in recovery. Some needed help to recover utilities, while others required help with water damage.
Similarly, some needed psychological help, he reviewed Cnn in Spanish.
Destruction would be part of “our new normal”
Faced with climate change, destruction in the Gulf as well as on the East Coast by extreme weather will be “our new normal”warned Deanne Criswell, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
“This is the crisis of our generation, these impacts that we are seeing from climate change, and we have to act now to try to protect ourselves from future risks.”Criswell assured.
Much of the country came to the aid of the state after Ida to help displaced people and restore failing public services.
On Tuesday, President Joe Biden will travel to New Jersey and New York to assess the impact on the East Coast, where Ida claimed the lives of at least 50 people.
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.