Hurricane Ida: more than 1m without power as New Orleans assesses damage

Crews using airboats and helicopters conduct search and rescue missions after at least two people killed

More than 1 million homes and businesses remained without power in and around New Orleans on Monday as residents and authorities began to assess “catastrophic” damage from Hurricane Ida, a 150mph monster storm that was the most powerful ever to hit Louisiana.

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