November 30, 2021

Family stuck in attic as home filled with water northwest of New Orleans, Louisiana, due to Ida

LAPLACE, Louisiana — Some households close to New Orleans have been pressured to take shelter in their attics as their properties took on water due to Ida, which slammed Louisiana as a serious hurricane on Sunday.

Tiffany Miller and her household dwell in LaPlace, Louisiana, about half-hour exterior of New Orleans. They’re all trapped in the attic, ready to be rescued.

“We’ve been up here maybe for an hour. Conditions hopefully are getting a little bit better. Water came in from Highway 61, and it came in kind of quick. The only thing that we could do was climb in the attic,” Miller instructed a New Orleans TV station.

Pictures: Hurricane Katrina made landfall close to New Orleans on Aug. 29, 2005

First responders say the situations in LaPlace are too harmful to reply, however they hope it might get higher with daylight.

Elsewhere in Louisiana, the mayor of Jean Lafitte, Tim Kerner Jr., stated Ida has left the world in “total devastation.”

He’s pleading for water rescues after the levee failed.

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Ida spent 16 hours over land as a hurricane battering Louisiana earlier than lastly being downgraded to a tropical storm Monday morning.

It hit coastal Louisiana as a Class 4 hurricane with high winds of 150 mph, a tie for the fifth-strongest hurricane to ever hit the mainland U.S.

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ABC Information contributed to this report.