Hurricane Ida Linked to Two Deaths in Mississippi

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U.S.|There were flash floods, beardown winds and astatine slightest 2 deaths successful Mississippi

A coupled utilized  a paddle vessel  to transport their dogs done  a flooded vicinity  successful  Kiln, Miss., connected  Monday. 
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  • Aug. 31, 2021, 11:45 a.m. ET

While Louisiana bore the brunt of Ida, the tempest besides chopped into Mississippi arsenic a almighty hurricane, toppling trees, bringing down power lines and washing distant portion of a highway, causing astatine slightest 2 deaths.

The deaths occurred erstwhile a conception of large road collapsed successful George County, successful the state’s southeast, said Malary White, the outer affairs manager for the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. Ten different radical were injured.

“Compared to Louisiana, we caught a large break,” Ms. White said. “But unluckily 2 radical did suffer their lives, and that’s wherever it impacted us.”

Hurricane Ida, which made landfall Sunday greeting successful Louisiana, reached the Mississippi Gulf Coast by aboriginal Monday, and was downgraded to a tropical slump by the clip it reached cardinal Mississippi connected Monday afternoon.

As of Tuesday morning, astatine slightest 130,000 radical were without powerfulness successful their homes, according to David Cox, a National Weather Service meteorologist successful Jackson, Miss.

Ms. White said the authorities expected to person a preliminary harm appraisal by Wednesday, and was considering applying for a national catastrophe declaration.

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