In Photos: Hurricane Ida Slams Gulf Coast

By Rose Wythe

September 4, 2021

Hurricane Ida made its final push toward Louisiana Sunday (August 29), packing some of the strongest winds ever to hit the state and threatening to unleash widespread flooding and destruction in New Orleans.

Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall In Louisiana Leaving Devastation In Its Wake
A woman walks to her vehicle damaged by a fallen tree on August 31, 2021 in Covington, Louisiana.
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A set of stairs is broken off the front of a building in Klondyke, Louisiana on August 31, 2021.
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Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall In Louisiana Leaving Devastation In Its Wake
A fallen tree rests on a storm-damaged home on August 31, 2021 in Madisonville, Louisiana.
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Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall In Louisiana Leaving Devastation In Its Wake
People clean out a storm damaged home on September 1, 2021 in Springfield, Louisiana.
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Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall In Louisiana Leaving Devastation In Its Wake
Cheryl Soley Dunpace sorts through her destroyed home in the wake of Hurricane Ida September 1, 2021 in Golden Meadow, Louisiana.
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Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall In Louisiana Leaving Devastation In Its Wake
A resident surveys damage to his home following Hurricane Ida on August 30, 2021 in Laplace, Louisiana.
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Ida Battering Louisiana With Winds Stronger Than Katrina
A resident seeks shelter from the wind and rain as Hurricane Ida makes landfall in New Orleans.
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Hurricane Ida Bears Down On Louisiana As A Major Storm
Utility workers play in the wind from Hurricane Ida as they wait for the storm to pass to begin repairs.
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Hurricane Ida Bears Down On Louisiana As A Major Storm
A police car cruises through the French Quarter during Hurricane Ida.
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A cyclist wears a face mask as they ride through rain and high winds on Canal Street in New Orleans.
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Hurricane Ida Bears Down On Louisiana As A Major Storm
The Boudreaux family sits on their front porch as they await the arrival of Hurricane Ida.
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Ida Roars Toward Louisiana With Near Record-Setting Winds
Heavy rain falls as storm surge begins to encroach on Louisiana Route 1 ahead of Hurricane Ida in Golden Meadow, Louisiana.
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Ida Roars Toward Louisiana With Near Record-Setting Winds
Heavy rain falls ahead of Hurricane Ida in Golden Meadow, Louisiana.
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Hurricane Ida Bears Down On Louisiana As A Major Storm
A man runs through the rain prior to the arrival of Hurricane Ida in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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A vehicle drives down an empty Canal Street near the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana on the early morning of August 29, 2021 before the arrival of Hurricane Ida.
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People walk their dogs in high winds in New Orleans.
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Hurricane Ida Bears Down On Louisiana As A Major Storm
A person walks through the French Quarter ahead of Hurricane Ida on August 29, 2021 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Hurricane Ida Bears Down On Louisiana As A Major Storm
People walk in the French Quarter prior to the arrival of Hurricane Ida.
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Hurricane Ida Bears Down On Louisiana As A Major Storm
A person sits at a train stop for shelter ahead of Hurricane Ida in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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High winds blow palm trees as Energy Corp. electric utility company bucket trucks are staged on Canal Street in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Ida Aims Hurricane Strike At Louisiana On Katrina's Anniversary
Crews re-open a levee flood gate across Louisiana Route 1 after motorists missed a closure deadline and became trapped ahead of Hurricane Ida in Golden Meadow, Louisiana.
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Hurricane Ida Bears Down On Louisiana As A Major Storm
People walk in the French Quarter prior to the arrival of Hurricane Ida on August 29, 2021 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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A person pushes a shopping cart through rain and high winds past a closed restaurant on Canal Street in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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