New Orleans: Seniors Left in Dark, Hot Facilities After Ida
Ida killed at least 13 people in Louisiana, many of them in the storm's aftermath.
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Officials in New Orleans are thoroughly inspecting senior living apartments in the city in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida after finding people living in buildings without working generators, trapping residents in wheelchairs in dark, sweltering upper floors. Five people died in the private buildings Sunday and hundreds have already been evacuated, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell said Monday. The coroner’s office is investigating whether the deaths will be attributed to the hurricane, which struck land…