New Orleans Residents Told Not to Come Back Until Further Notice

  • The city of New Orleans told residents who fled ahead of Hurricane Ida to stay out until further notice.
  • The storm touched down in Louisana late Sunday morning as a Category 4 hurricane.
  • Downed power lines and trees made navigating the city treacherous, NOLA.com reported.
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Officials in the city of New Orleans pushed an emergency text message notification to city residents on Monday morning, telling those who fled the city ahead of Hurricane Ida to stay out of the city until further notice. 

The message was sent just ahead of a planned press briefing with New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, NOLA.com reported. It will be the city’s first official update since the storm ravaged the city yesterday.

Fallen trees and powerlines made navigating the city treacherous, NOLA reported. 

Ida made landfall as a Category 4 storm in Louisiana in the late morning hours Sunday, tearing through New Orleans and the surrounding areas. Power is out for the entire city, and officials said it could be weeks before electricity is restored to all areas impacted.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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