Flooding Grips LaPlace After Hurricane Ida Lashes Louisiana

The city of LaPlace was left underwater on August 30, a day after Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana bringing powerful winds and heavy rainfall.

The hurricane was carrying winds of up 145 mph, or 235 km/h when it made landfall on Sunday, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The storm weakened into a tropical depression on Monday, bringing flooding rain to Mississippi, and was expected to bring dangerous weather to Tennessee later in the week.

Over 18,000 people in the St John the Baptist Parish were without power on Monday, according to local officials.

Drone videos from Mike’s Weather Page shows the extent of flooding in LaPlace. Credit: Mike’s Weather Page via Storyful

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