Oil companies on US Gulf coast survey Ida's damage to refineries


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"Virtually every person that we've spoken to in Metairie, in Jefferson Parish, has sustained considerable roof damage," Valiente said. Emergency rescue and recovery teams are now using high-water vehicles and other equipment to check on people who weathered the storm. NPRAfter Ida, Parts Of Louisiana Might Not Have Power For Weeks

Missouri Task Force 1 deployed to areas of Louisiana impacted by Hurricane Ida

KSHB 31 December, 1969 - 06:00pm

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri Task Force 1 (MO-TF1) has been deployed to areas in Louisiana impacted by Hurricane Ida.

The task force was called up on Friday and arrived in Louisiana on Sunday, ahead of the hurricane's landfall.

Early Monday morning, they received the call to action.

MO-TF1, along with three smaller task forces from other states, traveled to Jefferson Parish at 5 a.m. Monday.

The task force includes 70 members, plus 10 logistical personnel.

Together, the four task forces made up a 215-person convoy moving in to assist people in the affected area.

They brought nearly 50 vehicles of search-and-rescue equipment to their staging area, just west of New Orleans.

"MO-TF1 members are in good spirits and stand ready to deploy when they receive tactical orders to assist the residents of Louisiana," according to a post from the Boone County Fire Protection District on Facebook.

'I need help': Louisiana man rides out Storm Ida in destroyed home

Yahoo News 30 August, 2021 - 08:08pm

HOUMA, La. (Reuters) - "Right now, I've got nothing."

Sitting on his front porch, 70-year-old Theophilus Charles was still visibly in shock as he described Sunday night when Ida, one of the most powerful hurricanes ever to hit the U.S. Gulf Coast, ripped through Louisiana and destroyed his home.

"I ain't got a dry spot in the house," he said, choking up. "My roof fell, I lost all my clothes, my furniture, my appliances, everything."

"I was born here. We went through all the major hurricanes here. So I figure, I'll stay here and ride this one out," Charles told Reuters on Monday. Lying in the front room, he saw the roof blow off and felt the whole house shaking. He hopes never to have to endure another hurricane again.

At least one person was killed in Louisiana and more fatalities were expected, Governor John Bel Edwards told reporters as Ida grinded north as a tropical storm.

Virtually no one in Louisiana has electricity and many water systems are also out, Edwards said. Energy company Entergy Corp said customers in the hardest-hit areas could experience power outages for weeks.

Ida arrived 16 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina, one of the most catastrophic and deadly U.S. storms on record, struck the Gulf Coast, and about a year after the last Category 4 hurricane, Laura, battered Louisiana.

President Joe Biden declared a major disaster in the state, ordering federal assistance to bolster recovery efforts.

"I need help," said Charles, standing in the debris-strewn ruin of his home, sunlight streaming through holes in the ceiling and the side of the house where a wall was blown away by the storm.

"If anyone out there can help me, please do. Because I ain't got nowhere and I lost everything that I had. And there's nothing I can do with this. ... You can't simply repair this."

(Reporting by Adrees Latif; Editing by Deborah Lutterbeck, Karishma Singh and Peter Cooney)

“This will not be tolerated,” Police Chief Shaun Ferguson said in a Monday briefing cited in different outlets regarding looting. “This is a state felony, and we will be booking you accordingly.”

The U.S. military intercepted rockets fired at Hamid Karzai International Airport, where troops are still working to evacuate Americans and Afghan allies with less than 48 hours remaining before their withdrawal.

Thousands rushed to leave South Lake Tahoe as the resort city came under an evacuation order and wildfire raced toward Lake Tahoe.

The “potentially relevant” items found are getting additional scrutiny at an FBI facility in Quantico.

Over 22 years after the release of Never Been Kissed, Drew Barrymore once again sported Josie Grossie’s unforgettable ponytail and distinct pink dress.

Some of the biggest school systems in the U.S. are taking a hard line with teachers and staff members who are not yet vaccinated against COVID-19: Get a jab or lose your job. Most teachers already are vaccinated, and national teachers' unions have endorsed vaccine mandates, but the policies have sparked protests from educators and, in some cases, pushback from local district leaders who fear large numbers of departures. In Oregon, where school staffers statewide are required to be fully vaccinated by Oct. 18, the board for the 7,500-student district of Redmond last week passed a resolution protesting the mandate and mandatory mask-wearing in schools after “significant” opposition.

The Midlands woman died at the scene after her car hit a ditch and embankment, officials said.

A view from the ground in New Orleans after Hurricane Ida slams into the city, 16 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina.

The U.S. military made sure some of its weapons wouldn't fall into Taliban hands while leaving Afghanistan, according to Gen. Frank McKenzie, U.S. CENTCOM commander.

Repairs need to be made at Kabul airport before it can be opened to civilian flights, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Sunday, as Ankara considers providing help to the Taliban to operate the airport. Ankara has been in talks with the Taliban about providing technical help to operate Kabul airport after the Aug. 31 deadline for troops to leave Afghanistan but said the recent bombing underlined the need for a Turkish force to protect any experts deployed there. Cavusoglu said on Sunday that inspection reports show runways, towers and terminals, including those in the civilian side of the airport, were damaged and that these needed to be repaired.

CoreLogic estimates that the reconstruction cost value of the potentially damaged homes is approximately $220.37 billion.

As forecasters continue to track Ida, which has now weakened into a tropical storm over southwestern Mississippi, the Atlantic remains bustling with activity.

A private operation run out of a hotel conference room has helped evacuate approximately 5,000 Afghan refugees

The Patriots' rookie running back is putting on a show during the preseason.

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said Monday the damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, one of the strongest hurricanes to hit the state on record, "is really catastrophic."The latest: New Orleans' emergency services are back online and working to respond with power still out. The city has warned residents to beware of downed power lines, flood waters and storm debris.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.The city also requested residents who evacuated not

Hurricane Ida is thrashing Louisiana as a Category 4 storm 16 years after Katrina devastated the area. This live cam shows Bourbon Street.

“He is on death’s doorstep,” the lawsuit states.

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