The death toll from Hurricane Ida in the United States rose to 82. This was reported on Wednesday, September 8, the television channel CBS News, with reference to official figures of the authorities.
According to their data, 11 dead were found in recent days, bringing the total number of victims to 82 people. In Louisiana, for example, two people died of carbon monoxide poisoning and the rest died of “hypothermia during a power outage.”
In all, Louisiana reported 26 deaths related to the storm. Thus, seven residents of a nursing home died.
On Tuesday, U.S. President Joe Biden traveled to New York and New Jersey to assess the damage caused by the storm. The president pointed out the extreme weather conditions, calling them the effects of climate change.
“Ida” struck Louisiana on Aug. 29, the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated New Orleans in 2005. The storm left many residents without power, gas or water.
According to PowerOutage.us, nine days later, some residents in the state are still without power. On Sept. 7, 412,838 customers had power outages. Previously, their number had exceeded 1 million.
At least 50 people in the northeast, covering Connecticut, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia, were killed by the storm.