Before-and-After Images Show Hurricane Ida Damage in New Orleans

Hurricane Ida made landfall as a Category 4 storm in coastal Louisiana on Sunday, August 29, bringing maximum sustained winds of 150 mph, the National Hurricane Center said.

Before-and-after photos by journalist Joel Franco show one building’s damage after the storm passed over New Orleans.

“This is why I took before pictures,” Franco tweeted.

Ida was downgraded to a tropical storm early on August 30 as it moved into Mississippi. At least one person was reported to have died in Louisiana. Credit: Joel Franco via Storyful

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