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Supplies are already running out as officials warn of weekslong recovery after Ida

  • Southeastern communities are still reeling from Hurricane Ida after the storm system wreaked havoc on power grids and water systems amid the blazing heat.
  • More than a million customers were left without power in Louisiana, according to PowerOutage.us. About 52,000 lost power in Mississippi, according to the site as of noon E.T.

A member of a rescue team helps evacuate a woman after Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana, in Laplace, Louisiana, August 30, 2021.Marco Bello | Reuters

Southeastern communities are reeling from Hurricane Ida after the storm system wreaked havoc on power grids and water systems amid the blazing heat.

More than a million customers were left without power in Louisiana, according to PowerOutage.us. About 52,000 lost power in Mississippi.

Since Ida made landfall Sunday, utility crews have moved in to assess the damage to the city's power grid, a process that will likely take days, according to power supplier Entergy. Restoring electrical transmission will take "far longer," the company said in a tweet Monday.

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