Hurricane Ida: Speaking to the victims as over a million face a month without power

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Howling winds, driving rain and storm surges – Hurricane Ida has left more than a million people in Louisiana facing at least a month without power and in Mississippi a motorway has collapsed. The death toll of four is expected to rise.

Ida was the second most intense hurricane to hit the state on record. Only Hurricane Katrina in 2005 was stronger.

The storm has now weakened but we were in Louisiana to meet those left in its trail.

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