September 29, 2023

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Death toll from Storm Ida rises to 63  National newspaper

Death toll from Storm Ida rises to 63 National newspaper

Joe Biden He said he sent $100 million in aid to Louisiana And that anyone hit by Hurricane Ida will get $500 directly into their bank account.

Five days after the state was devastated, 800,000 homes and businesses remain without power. Residents line up to buy food, water and petrol. One of the women said, “I don’t want to cry anymore. I’m tired.”

Biden repeated what he had been saying for days: Ida is a warning that we must prepare for the hurricanes to come, because they will come more often and more fiercely. Ida and the storms they caused devastated eight states.

in a Nova YorkQueens was one of the areas hardest hit by the storm’s flooding. Many people drowned in their own homes, in underground dwellings, which are common throughout the city, but many are illegal. The water rose so quickly that there was no time to get out, and everyone who managed to escape lost everything they had.

This is what happened to the Lian family. “What matters is that we’re alive,” he says.

She was home with a nine-year-old and a ten-month-old when the water started flowing. “It was very fast,” he says. “A lot of people screamed for help. Water came up to their necks.”

“We bought everything with a lot of sacrifices and lost everything in a second,” he says. The rest, trying to recover by drying outside.

The Kelly twins manage to save some dolls. Almost everything in the basement playroom ended up in the trash.

“The TV, the couch, the fridge, everything was popping up,” Kelly says. “It was so scary. At least we’re healthy. Across the street, a couple and a two-year-old boy died. It was so sad.”