Satellite Imagery Shows Extent of Flooding and Damage Brought to Louisiana by Hurricane Ida

Before-and-after satellite images taken on August 31 reveal the extent of flooding and damage to cities that were hit by Hurricane Ida after it made landfall in southern Louisiana on August 29.

Dangerous storm surges and heavy rainfall flooded multiple cities, including much of New Orleans, while powerful winds caused significant damage to structures. 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.

These images from Maxar Technologies show damage to roofs as well as flooding in cities including Houma, LaPlace, Barataria and Lafitte. Credit: Maxar Technologies via Storyful

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