12 Photos Of Louisiana That Show How Devastating Hurricane Ida Was

On August 29, 2021, Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 4 storm, one of the most destructive hurricanes to date. Not only was the hurricane the second most damaging storm (second to Hurricane Katrina which also made landfall on August 29 in 2005, coincidentally), this hurricane tied 2020’s Hurricane Lara for the strongest landfall in Louisiana. Devastating doesn’t even begin to describe the effects of Hurricane Ida, and we’re still dealing with the aftermath.

Louisiana is no stranger to hurricanes, but Hurricane Ida hits differently. And not just because it landed on the 16th anniversary of Katrina; this was one of the most intense storms Louisiana has ever seen, and the areas that were hit the hardest have a long road of recovery ahead.

Here are some photos depicting just how devastating Hurricane Ida was.

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