Aerial Footage Captures Hurricane Ida's Destruction in Grand Isle, Louisiana

Local authorities continued to assess the aftermath of Hurricane Ida in Louisiana, where the Category 4 storm caused widespread damage to communities including the town of Grand Isle, as seen in aerial footage released on September 2.

Grand Isle was deemed uninhabitable after the storm damaged “100 percent of the structures," according to local officials, as other parts of Louisiana remained without power and communication services.

This video filmed by a pilot from the Aviation Academy of Louisiana shows debris strewn around damaged properties in Grand Isle. Credit: Aviation Academy of Louisiana via Storyful

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