Hurricane Ida, which exploded along the Louisiana coast this week, caused significant flooding and power outages in the United States. More than 30,000power poles and 5,600 transformers were damaged by its passage, leaving more than 900,000 households in the dark. The Category 4 hurricane south ofNew Orleans caused more destruction to the power grid than HurricanesKatrina, Delta and Zeta combined, according to Entergy Louisiana, the local power company.
The fifth strongest storm to ever make landfall in the continental U.S. is leaving thousands of residents without power as temperatures continue to rise in the state. Entergy must now replace more than 24,000 power poles carrying electricity to companies and neighborhoods. However, it will take a few more weeks before power can be fully restored.