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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In the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, Albert Taylor Jr., 76, pushes a walker with supplies gathered from a distribution site, Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, in the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans. Full restoration of electricity to some of the hardest-hit areas of Louisiana battered to an unprecedented degree by Hurricane Ida could take until the end of the month, the head of Entergy Louisiana warned Saturday. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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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…

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