PHOTOS: Downed trees show the strength of Hurricane Ida


Photos from Metairie, Kenner, Mandeville, Covington, and more.

METAIRIE, La. (WGNO) — Hurricane Ida was one of the strongest storms to make landfall in Louisiana. The Category 4 storm hit on the same date Hurricane Katrina ravaged Louisiana and Mississippi 16 years earlier, coming ashore about 45 miles west of where Category 3 Katrina first struck land.

  • Shed of Metairie home leveled by Hurricane Ida
  • Fallen tree lands on home
  • Massive tree crushes home
  • Metairie home crushed by large tree
  • Home damaged by Hurricane Ida
  • St. Bernard storm damage
  • Uprooted tree in St. Bernard
  • Massive tree down rips through concrete
  • Tree down on cemetery in Covington; EJ Fielding & Sons Funeral Home
  • Downed Magnolia tree on Elise Avenue
  • Bricks ripped off of Metairie business
  • Norco storm damage
  • Metairie Road tree and powerline damage
  • Mobile homes tossed by Ida
  • Mobile homes tossed by Ida
  • Jefferson parish storm damage
  • 9th Ward Storm Damage
  • Flooding in Foxwood Manor in LaPlace
  • LaPlace neighborhood flooding
  • Home damaged by downed tree
  • Garage destroyed by Hurricane Ida
  • Power lines in Metairie hanging on by a thread
  • Covington flooding
  • Neighbors block off street in Metairie; downed trees preventing access
  • Damage at St Charles Parish West Regional Library
  • Generators for sale in Covington
  • Tree down on cemetery in Covington; EJ Fielding & Sons Funeral Home
  • Highway 1077 in Folsom
  • 9th Ward flooding
  • DeGaulle Dr Church of Christ in Algiers
  • Homes damaged in the 9th Ward
  • Mangled roof in St. Bernard
  • Sheet metal roof ripped away in St. Bernard
  • Storm damage in the 9th Ward
  • Metairie Road tree and powerline damage
  • Damage at Madisonville Elementary school
  • Metairie Road tree and powerline damage
  • Oak Lane Snoball Stand in Luling
  • Oakwood Mall damage
  • Pike Entergy in Madisonville
  • Storm damage in Luling

The office of Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said Ida caused “catastrophic” damage to the power grid, forcing hospitals, businesses, and private residents to rely on generators or go without refrigeration or air conditioning even as temperatures soar to close to 90 degrees.

Officials in New Orleans and surrounding areas are encouraging people who evacuated ahead of the storm to stay away in the immediate aftermath, because it remains unsafe to return amid downed power lines, flooded homes, snapped trees, and other destruction.


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