Young couple uses Facebook Live to plead for help as Hurricane Ida slams their home

Young couple uses Facebook Live to plead for help as Hurricane Ida slams their home

‘If anybody is watching this, we really need help’: Aaron Young, his wife, and two small children relied on social media, as the fierce storm damaged their home. HOUMA, La. — A young family is trying to figure out what to do, after losing everything in Hurricane Ida. Aaron Young, 19, and his wife Essence Washington went on Facebook Live, pleading for help, as strong winds and rain damaged their apartment in Houma, Louisiana during…

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VERIFY: Are hurricanes with female names deadlier than hurricanes with male names?

VERIFY: Are hurricanes with female names deadlier than hurricanes with male names?

This claim traces back to a 2014 study, where researchers said female hurricanes caused three times as many deaths. Our VERIFY team provides context WASHINGTON — After Ida made landfall in Lousiana as a Category 4 hurricane — on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina — an old social media rumor resurfaced that hurricanes with traditionally female names are deadlier than ones with traditionally male names. Our Verify researchers sought to find out where it started…

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About 1,500 Tulane students evacuate to Houston as repairs, cleanup from Hurricane Ida get underway

About 1,500 Tulane students evacuate to Houston as repairs, cleanup from Hurricane Ida get underway

The university evacuated to give the city time to repair and reinstate power and other critical services after Hurricane Ida crippled New Orleans. NEW ORLEANS — About 1,500 Tulane University students headed to Houston after the school closed its campus and canceled classes in the wake of Hurricane Ida. A caravan of about 35 busses made the trek Tuesday. Although most of the school has power, the school said it wanted its students to be…

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San Antonio organizations provide aide for Hurricane Ida victims

San Antonio organizations provide aide for Hurricane Ida victims

The San Antonio Food Bank sent out a truck with more than 40,000 pounds of supplies, and the San Antonio Humane Society is taking in almost 100 pets. SAN ANTONIO — Two days after Hurricane Ida moved into Louisiana, the destruction is still being uncovered, leaving hundreds of thousands of people with little to no water and electricity. The San Antonio Food Bank sent over a truck of residents’ most needed items Tuesday morning.  “When…

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Severe storms, with risk of tornadoes and flooding, moving through Carolinas

Severe storms, with risk of tornadoes and flooding, moving through Carolinas

Remnants of Ida closing in on the Carolina’s with heavy rain and severe weather risks. Watch for flash flooding and isolated tornadoes tonight into tomorrow. Author: Brad Panovich, Larry Sprinkle, Chris Mulcahy, Brittany Van Voorhees (WCNC), KJ Jacobs Published: 1:07 PM EDT August 31, 2021 Updated: 4:57 PM EDT August 31, 2021 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The remnants of Ida are now moving inland over the Carolinas this afternoon. with steady rain in the mountains. Ida…

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Gas Prices Unlikely To Skyrocket As Oil Companies Assess Hurricane Ida Damage

Gas Prices Unlikely To Skyrocket As Oil Companies Assess Hurricane Ida Damage

LAPLACE, LOUISIANA – AUGUST 30: Customers learn that a station has ran out of gas after waiting in line for more than an hour as the community struggle to return to normal following Hurricane Ida on August 30, 2021 in Laplace, Louisiana. Ida made landfall August 29, as a category 4 storm southwest of New Orleans. Although oil companies are still assessing the damage at the oil rigs, platforms and refineries that were struck by…

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Here’s How The Houston Area Is Helping Louisianans In The Wake Of Hurricane Ida

Here’s How The Houston Area Is Helping Louisianans In The Wake Of Hurricane Ida

People are evacuated from floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida in LaPlace, La., Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. It’s a familiar story to anyone from Louisiana or Southeast Texas: A storm hits, a community in need reaches out to another, and help arrives. In 2017, that took the form of Houstonians escaping Harvey, which battered the city over five days. In 2005, it was New Orleans residents moving to Houston after the levees broke, causing…

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Man attacked by alligator in Hurricane Ida’s floodwaters

Man attacked by alligator in Hurricane Ida’s floodwaters

(Photo: Pixabay / MGN) SLIDELL, La. (ABC) — A man was attacked by a large alligator while walking through floodwaters from Hurricane Ida and is now missing, a Louisiana sheriff said. The 71-year-old man’s wife told sheriff’s deputies that she heard a commotion around noon on Monday, then walked outside to see the gator attacking her husband in the New Orleans suburb of Slidell, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. –…

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How to donate to people affected by Hurricane Ida

How to donate to people affected by Hurricane Ida

Help people affected by Hurricane Ida – Your donation enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster. You can make a difference in the lives of people impacted by Hurricane Ida. Your donation enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster and will provide people and communities affected by this devastating storm with food, shelter, relief supplies, recovery planning…

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LIST: Austin-area donation drives for those impacted by Hurricane Ida

LIST: Austin-area donation drives for those impacted by Hurricane Ida

AUSTIN, Texas — Several Austin organizations are leading efforts to help those impacted by Hurricane Ida this week. Hurricane Ida is officially the second worst hurricane to ever hit Louisiana. Millions caught in the storm’s path are now without power, including the entire city of New Orleans. Here’s a list of places holding donation drives and other events focused on Hurricane Ida’s recovery efforts as of Aug. 31. • Austin Disaster Relief Network at HOPE…

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Tornado, flood risks in the Carolinas tonight, tomorrow

Tornado, flood risks in the Carolinas tonight, tomorrow

Remnants of Ida closing in on the Carolina’s with heavy rain and severe weather risks. Watch for flash flooding and isolated tornadoes tonight into tomorrow. Author: Brad Panovich, Larry Sprinkle, Chris Mulcahy, Brittany Van Voorhees (WCNC), KJ Jacobs Published: 1:07 PM EDT August 31, 2021 Updated: 1:19 PM EDT August 31, 2021 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The remnants of Ida are now moving inland over the Carolinas this afternoon. with steady rain in the mountains. Ida…

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LIST: Austin-area donation drives for those impacted by Hurricane Idea

LIST: Austin-area donation drives for those impacted by Hurricane Idea

AUSTIN, Texas — Several Austin organizations are leading efforts to help those impacted by Hurricane Ida this week. Hurricane Ida is officially the second worst hurricane to ever hit Louisiana. Millions caught in the storm’s path are now without power, including the entire city of New Orleans. Here’s a list of places holding donation drives and other events focused on Hurricane Ida’s recovery efforts as of Aug. 31. • Austin Disaster Relief Network at HOPE…

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I-10 status: Portions of interstate still closed after Hurricane Ida's landfall in Louisiana

I-10 status: Portions of interstate still closed after Hurricane Ida's landfall in Louisiana

Drivers trying to get to or from Louisiana will need to know this helpful info and plan accordingly. HOUSTON — Shortly after Hurricane Ida’s landfall in Louisiana, I-10 there was open to emergency responders only. Now, it has partially reopened to the public. Note: the video in this story from WWLTV shows long gas lines in New Orleans the morning of Aug. 31. Be cautious: Officials are still encouraging people who evacuated ahead of Ida…

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Man attacked by alligator in Hurricane Ida's floodwaters

Man attacked by alligator in Hurricane Ida's floodwaters

A barge damages a bridge that divides Lafitte, La., and Jean Lafitte, in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, in Lafitte, in La.David J. Phillip/AP SLIDELL, La. (AP) — A man was attacked by a large alligator while walking through floodwaters from Hurricane Ida and is now missing, a Louisiana sheriff said. The 71-year-old man’s wife told sheriff’s deputies that she heard a commotion around noon on Monday, then walked outside to…

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San Antonio Food Bank sends its first supply truck to Louisiana for Hurricane Ida relief

San Antonio Food Bank sends its first supply truck to Louisiana for Hurricane Ida relief

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 Posted By Yukiko Yamazaki on Tue, Aug 31, 2021 at 10:28 AM click to enlarge Instagram / San Antonio Food Bank The San Antonio Food Bank sent the first truckload of aid to Louisiana on Tuesday, with more planned in the coming days and weeks. The San Antonio Food Bank on Tuesday is sending its first truckload of food and supplies to Louisiana to support those affected by Hurricane Ida. In…

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Tulane sending students to Houston as repairs, cleanup from Hurricane Ida get underway

Tulane sending students to Houston as repairs, cleanup from Hurricane Ida get underway

NEW ORLEANS — Tulane University is closing its campus and canceling classes in the wake of Hurricane Ida. Classes will resume online from Sept. 13 through Oct. 6 in order to “give the city time to repair and reinstate power and other critical services,” the university said in a statement. In-person classes on campus will resume on Oct. 11, following fall break. Beginning Tuesday at 10 a.m., the university said the remaining students on campus…

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Small Louisiana communities bear brunt of Hurricane Ida

Small Louisiana communities bear brunt of Hurricane Ida

By JAY REEVES , Associated Press LAPLACE, La. — Debbie Greco and her family cowered on a stairway landing as Hurricane Ida sent 4 feet (1.2 meters) of muddy water rushing into her home in LaPlace along the west side of Lake Pontchartrain. She and her son had safely rescued her elderly parents from their home down the street Sunday. But now they prayed the roof would not collapse on all of them. “God blessed…

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NC Weather: Remnants of Hurricane Ida to bring rain, severe storms to North Carolina on Wednesday

NC Weather: Remnants of Hurricane Ida to bring rain, severe storms to North Carolina on Wednesday

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Ida is now being blamed for three deaths as the storm pushes through Tennessee and into the Appalachian Mountains. By Wednesday, Ida will bring rain and storms to central North Carolina. The combination of Ida and frontal boundary have most of the region under a level two risk for severe weather Wednesday. The threats include isolated tornadoes and damaging winds. Louisiana family sheltering in attic during Ida landfall was ‘the only…

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Cajun Navy heads to Louisiana to help Hurricane Ida recovery efforts

Cajun Navy heads to Louisiana to help Hurricane Ida recovery efforts

Rob Gaudet, Founder of the Cajun Navy Ground Force, said his team is now on the ground in Houma helping with rescues. HOUMA, La. — Search and rescue operations are underway in Louisiana after Hurricane Ida ripped through the state. The Cajun Navy put a call out on social media looking for volunteers willing to help. Houstonians and many others answered. They met in Lafayette and made the drive to Houma on Monday. Rob Gaudet,…

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Wildfire evacuees flood Lake Tahoe roads in rush to flee

Wildfire evacuees flood Lake Tahoe roads in rush to flee

By SAM METZ and JANIE HAR, Associated Press/Report for America SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — A popular vacation haven normally filled with tens of thousands of summer tourists was clogged with fleeing vehicles Monday after the entire resort city of South Lake Tahoe was ordered to leave as a ferocious wildfire raced toward Lake Tahoe, a sparkling gem on the California-Nevada border. Vehicles loaded with bikes and camping gear and hauling boats were in gridlock…

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At least 671 rescued after Hurricane Ida traps people, ravages power grid

At least 671 rescued after Hurricane Ida traps people, ravages power grid

It could be weeks before the grid in Louisiana and Mississippi, where more than 1 million customers were left without power, is repaired. NEW ORLEANS — Rescuers in boats, helicopters and high-water trucks brought hundreds of people trapped by Hurricane Ida’s floodwaters to safety Monday and utility repair crews rushed in, after the furious storm swamped the Louisiana coast and ravaged the electrical grid in the stifling, late-summer heat. Residents living amid the maze of…

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Here's How Austinites Can Help The Victims Of Hurricane Ida In Louisiana

Here's How Austinites Can Help The Victims Of Hurricane Ida In Louisiana

Hurricane Ida reached Louisiana on Sunday and the scope of its devastation has started to become clear. The Associated Press reports Ida hit the state with winds of up to 150 mph, tying as the fifth strongest hurricane to make landfall in the mainland U.S. It arrived on the same day Hurricane Katrina struck Louisiana 16 years ago. At least two people have been confirmed dead and hundreds are still missing, according to New Orleans…

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Trae tha Truth's Relief Gang headed to Baton Rouge to help after Hurricane Ida

Trae tha Truth's Relief Gang headed to Baton Rouge to help after Hurricane Ida

Trae and a group of volunteers said they’re in it for the long haul and plan on sleeping in their trucks if they have to. BAYTOWN, Texas — Trae tha Truth and his Relief Gang are in Lousiana helping those affected by Hurricane Ida. RELATED: HOW TO HELP | Lakewood, Gallery Furniture lead relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Ida Trae and a group of volunteers met Monday at the Buc-ee’s in Baytown. They…

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'Water running down the walls:' Durham family stuck in Louisiana after Hurricane Ida

'Water running down the walls:' Durham family stuck in Louisiana after Hurricane Ida

By Lora Lavigne, WRAL reporter With the power out for millions of customers in the Gulf region from Ida, many people living in the Triangle are worried about their family members in the pathway of the storm. A Durham woman says her family and friends are stuck in Louisiana after traveling to New Orleans last week.. Erica McKever’s mom, sister and friends, all from Durham, were on vacation in the French Quarter of New Orleans…

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New Orleans couple describes experience fleeing to Austin to avoid Hurricane Ida

New Orleans couple describes experience fleeing to Austin to avoid Hurricane Ida

The couple was told it could be weeks before they return to their home. AUSTIN, Texas — Like thousands of people in Louisiana who fled New Orleans for nearby cities ahead of Hurricane Ida, a Category 4 storm, one couple is now finding shelter in Austin.  Madison O’Malley and Blake Corley, a couple based in Uptown New Orleans, are staying with their friend in Austin, with no idea when they can return to their home…

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Costliest and deadliest hurricanes for NC

Costliest and deadliest hurricanes for NC

North Carolina coastline is no stranger to impacts from devastating hurricanes. Hurricanes have produces damages with dollar amounts in the billions and killed many. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolinas are very familiar hurricanes. Here’s a look at some of the costliest and deadliest hurricanes to impact North Carolina including hurricanes such as Hugo, Hazel, and Florence. This September marks 32 years since hurricane Hugo slammed into the Carolinas. The hurricane battered the coast before it…

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Cape Fear Red Cross volunteers travel to help Hurricane Ida victims

Cape Fear Red Cross volunteers travel to help Hurricane Ida victims

NEW HANOVER COUNTY (WWAY) — Volunteers from the Cape Fear Red Cross are making their way to Alabama, helping victims after Hurricane Ida. Monday morning, Phyllis and David Quinn packed a van with two weeks worth of supplies to feed those affected by the storm. Though the couple is prepared with years of firefighting and EMT experience, Phyllis said she felt anxious. – Advertisement – 16 years ago, she responded and helped after Hurricane Katrina,…

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NC gas worries ease as Colonial Pipeline aims to reopen Monday night following Hurricane Ida

NC gas worries ease as Colonial Pipeline aims to reopen Monday night following Hurricane Ida

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Take a breath, there’s plenty of gasoline. For now. Managers from nearly a dozen North Carolina oil and gas companies told ABC11 they are not too concerned about potential fuel shortages or skyrocketing prices emanating from Hurricane Ida, which hammered the Gulf Coast and led to the Colonial Pipeline briefly pausing output. Last May, The Colonial Pipeline cyber attack exposed a critical vulnerability in how both crude oil and refined petroleum…

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FORECAST: Tracking Ida, tornado & flash flood risk

FORECAST: Tracking Ida, tornado & flash flood risk

Author: WCNC Staff, Brad Panovich, Chris Mulcahy, Brittany Van Voorhees (WCNC), KJ Jacobs, Larry Sprinkle Published: 12:41 PM EST March 6, 2019 Updated: 5:38 PM EDT August 30, 2021 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — BIG CHANGES THIS WEEK: Relief is coming this week from the heat. Expect one more 90-degree day with highs in the mid 90s on Tuesday. A drop into the 80s on Wednesday through the weekend and less humid. Some areas will experience overnight…

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HOW TO HELP | There are several ways you can lend a hand to Hurricane Ida victims

HOW TO HELP | There are several ways you can lend a hand to Hurricane Ida victims

Hurricane Ida came ashore as a Category 4 hurricane. HOUSTON — Hurricane Ida came ashore Sunday as a Category 4 storm. Parts of the Gulf Coast were ravaged by the storm surge and high winds. Many Louisiana residents fled to get out of harm’s way. Others stayed. And many will be left to pick up the pieces. One thing we know — people across the Houston area step up when others are hurting. And in…

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There are several ways you can donate to help Hurricane Ida victims

There are several ways you can donate to help Hurricane Ida victims

Hurricane Ida came ashore as a Category 4 hurricane. HOUSTON — Hurricane Ida came ashore Sunday as a Category 4 storm. Parts of the Gulf Coast were ravaged by the storm surge and high winds. Many Louisiana residents fled to get out of harm’s way. Others stayed. And many will be left to pick up the pieces. One thing we know — people across the Houston area step up when others are hurting. And in…

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Beware of scammers when donating to help Hurricane Ida victims

Beware of scammers when donating to help Hurricane Ida victims

Follow these tips to make sure your donations end up with reputable charities, not in the hands of crooks. HOUSTON — There are so many organizations helping or looking for ways to help in the wake of Hurricane Ida, but there are also crooks looking to make a quick buck.  Tips to avoid getting scammed First, do your research. Poke around online and make sure the organization is going to use your donation the way…

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TikToks show disastrous chaos Hurricane Ida caused in Louisiana

TikToks show disastrous chaos Hurricane Ida caused in Louisiana

News // Weather Priscilla Aguirre Aug. 30, 2021 1of6 A person wades through flood waters in Norco, Louisiana, on August 30, 2021 after Hurricane Ida made landfall. – Powerful Hurricane Ida battered the southern US state of Louisiana, leaving at least one dead and knocking out power for more than a million people, including the whole of New Orleans. Ida slammed into the Louisiana coast as a Category 4 storm on August 29, 2021, 16…

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Stay calm: Experts discourage 'panic buying' gas after Colonial Pipeline shut down during Hurricane Ida

Stay calm: Experts discourage 'panic buying' gas after Colonial Pipeline shut down during Hurricane Ida

By Chris Isidore, CNN Business & Chris Lovingood, WRAL reporter CNN — Hurricane Ida’s direct hit on the nation’s oil and gasoline industry could send gas prices higher, exacerbating inflation that’s already hurting American consumers. Hurricane Ida forced pipelines carrying gas from the Gulf Coast to other states to shut as a precaution ahead of the storm. However, experts say there’s nothing to panic about – unless people start panic-buying. Although the Colonial Pipeline had to…

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How to help Hurricane Ida victims & not get scammed

Follow these tips to make sure your donations end up with reputable charities, not in the hands of crooks. TEXAS, USA — There are so many organizations helping or looking for ways to help in the wake of Hurricane Ida, but there are also crooks looking to make a quick buck.  Tips to avoid getting scammed First, do your research. Poke around online and make sure the organization is going to use your donation the…

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Hurricane Ida traps Louisianans, shatters the power grid

Hurricane Ida traps Louisianans, shatters the power grid

By REBECCA SANTANA, JAY REEVES and KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — Rescuers set out in hundreds of boats and helicopters to reach people trapped by floodwaters Monday, and utility repair crews rushed in, after a furious Hurricane Ida swamped the Louisiana coast and ravaged the electrical grid in the stifling, late-summer heat. Residents living amid the maze of rivers and bayous along the state’s Gulf Coast retreated desperately to their attics or roofs…

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Hurricane Ida traps Louisianans, leaves the power grid in shambles

Hurricane Ida traps Louisianans, leaves the power grid in shambles

The hurricane made landfall exactly 16 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina ravaged Louisiana and Mississippi. NEW ORLEANS — Rescuers set out in hundreds of boats and helicopters to reach people trapped by floodwaters Monday, and utility repair crews rushed in, after a furious Hurricane Ida swamped the Louisiana coast and made a shambles of the electrical grid in the sticky, late-summer heat. People living amid the maze of rivers and bayous along the…

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Texas Deploys Fire Fighters And Other Aid To Louisiana For Hurricane Ida Recovery Efforts

Texas Deploys Fire Fighters And Other Aid To Louisiana For Hurricane Ida Recovery Efforts

Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday he would deploy emergency resources to Louisiana to aid in Hurricane Ida recovery efforts. Texas will send a Chinook helicopter, 14 crew members, 30 fire engines, and 132 firefighters. The state has also sent the Texas A&M Task Force One to aid in urban search and rescue efforts. “The State of Texas is proud to support our neighbors in Louisiana by sending emergency resources and personnel to assist with the…

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How to build and send a care kit to those impacted by Hurricane Ida

How to build and send a care kit to those impacted by Hurricane Ida

The Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) is asking for 5,000 care kits. Your can drop your kit off at the HOPE Family Thrift Store in Austin. AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) is asking for 5,000 care kits for those impacted by Hurricane Ida, which has now weakened to a tropical storm. ADRN said it will send Survivor Care Kits to the “most impacted communities” on the Texas and Louisiana coast. Anyone…

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How to help Hurricane Ida victims from right here in San Antonio

News // Texas Karly Williams Aug. 30, 2021Updated: Aug. 30, 2021 2:04 p.m. This satellite image provided by NOAA shows a close-up view of Hurricane Ida, Saturday, August 28, 2021. Forecasters warned residents along the northern Gulf of Mexico coast to rush preparations Saturday ahead of an intensifying Hurricane Ida, which is expected to bring winds as high as 130 mph (209 kph), life-threatening storm surge and flooding rain when it slams ashore in Louisiana on…

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Texas deploys firefighters and other aid to Louisiana for Hurricane Ida recovery efforts

Texas deploys firefighters and other aid to Louisiana for Hurricane Ida recovery efforts

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday he would deploy emergency resources to Louisiana to aid in Hurricane Ida recovery efforts. Texas will send a Chinook helicopter, 14 crew members, 30 fire engines, and 132 firefighters. The state has also sent the Texas A&M Task Force One to aid in urban search and rescue efforts. “The State…

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Austin Pets Alive! in need of fosters for pets evacuated from Tropical Storm Ida's path

Austin Pets Alive! in need of fosters for pets evacuated from Tropical Storm Ida's path

APA! needs foster homes for dozens of cats and kittens that came to Austin from two Texas shelters in the path of the storm. AUSTIN, Texas — Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) is in need of foster families after taking in an overflow of pets due to Hurricane Ida, which has now weakened to a tropical storm. More than 30 cats and kittens were transported to Austin from two Texas shelters in the path of the…

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Round Rock firefighter deployed to help with Hurricane Ida search and rescue efforts

Round Rock firefighter deployed to help with Hurricane Ida search and rescue efforts

LOUISIANA, USA — Hurricane Ida made landfall in southeast Louisiana on Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane, bringing ashore sustained winds of 150 mph. Ida made landfall exactly 16 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina. Now, as search and rescue teams continue their efforts, a Round Rock firefighter is in Louisiana to help. The City of Round Rock said that Battalion Chief Gunther von Seltmann departed Sunday morning with the Texas State Task Force…

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NC Weather: Remnants of Hurricane Ida to bring rain to North Carolina on Wednesday

NC Weather: Remnants of Hurricane Ida to bring rain to North Carolina on Wednesday

RALEIGH (WTVD) — Ida thrashed the Gulf Coast, killing at least one person and knocking out power to more than 1 million. The storm is weakening but will still bring weather changes to North Carolina. Louisiana family sheltering in attic during Ida landfall was ‘the only thing’ they could do Beginning Wednesday, tropical rain could fall in parts of the state, including the Triangle. Most areas will see only .25 to 1 inch of rain….

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Tropical Storm Nora fading, after leaving 1 dead, 7 missing

Tropical Storm Nora fading, after leaving 1 dead, 7 missing

The Jalisco state government said a teenager from Spain died Saturday night when a hotel partially collapsed in Puerto Vallarta. MEXICO CITY, Mexico — Tropical Storm Nora is dropping heavy rains along the Gulf of California after weakening from a hurricane that set off floods and landslides on Mexico’s Pacific coast, caused havoc in Puerta Vallarta and left at least one dead and seven missing. Nora weakened from a Category 1 hurricane at midday Sunday…

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Hurricane Ida traps Louisianans, leaves the grid in shambles

Hurricane Ida traps Louisianans, leaves the grid in shambles

The hurricane made landfall exactly 16 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina ravaged Louisiana and Mississippi. NEW ORLEANS — Rescue workers set out in hundreds of boats and helicopters to reach people trapped by floodwaters and utility crews mobilized Monday after a furious Hurricane Ida swamped the Louisiana coast and shattered a large swath of the state’s electrical grid in the sweltering, late-summer heat. One of the most powerful hurricanes ever to hit the…

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HOW TO HELP | Lakewood, Gallery Furniture lead relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Ida

HOW TO HELP | Lakewood, Gallery Furniture lead relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Ida

Hurricane Ida came ashore as a Category 4 hurricane. HOUSTON — Hurricane Ida came ashore Sunday as a Category 4 storm. Parts of the Gulf Coast were ravaged by the storm surge and high winds. Many Louisiana residents fled to get out of harm’s way. Others stayed. And many will be left to pick up the pieces. One thing we know — people across the Houston area step up when others are hurting. And in…

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