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Remnants of Ida hit the Northeast

In this image taken from video provided by Scott Smith, a fast-moving tornado is seen in the distance on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, in Burlington, N.J. Associated Press/Photo by Scott Smith

Remnants of Ida hit the Northeast

The storm blew through the mid-Atlantic states with at least two tornadoes, heavy winds, and drenching rains. Videos showed Newark Liberty International Airport flooded, vehicles submerged on New York City streets, and subway riders standing on seats as the cars filled with water. The roof of a Postal Service building in Kearny, N.J., collapsed. New York City reported seven deaths, and New Jersey reported one death.

How are things in Louisiana? Power company Entergy said it’s slowly restoring power to New Orleans as hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in the state remain without power or water service. Entergy said powering up the state “will still take time given the significant damage.” The pace of those repairs will determine how quickly the region's important oil refineries can restart operations that were shut down by Hurricane Ida: Nine Louisiana refineries had to shut down due to the storm. Collectively, they account for about 13 percent of the nation’s refining capacity, triggering a jump in gas prices in some states.

Dig deeper: Read Onize Ohikere's earlier sift on Hurricane Ida's destruction.

Kent Covington

Kent is a reporter and news anchor for WORLD Radio. He spent nearly two decades in Christian and news/talk radio before joining WORLD in 2012. He resides in Atlanta, Ga.



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