Ida, Which Left At Least 1 Dead, Has ‘totally Devastated’ The Town Of Jean LaFitte, With Rescuers Unable To Reach Hundreds Of Stranded Residents, The Mayor Says

Ida, Which Left At Least 1 Dead, Has ‘totally Devastated’ The Town Of Jean LaFitte, With Rescuers Unable To Reach Hundreds Of Stranded Residents, The Mayor Says

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20 min agoPhone lines down at Emergency Operations Center in St. Charles Parish, LouisianaFrom CNN’s Alta Spells and Paul Murphy

The phone lines at the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in St. Charles Parish are currently down due to Hurricane Ida, according to an alert sent to parish residents and posted on the St. Charles Parish Facebook account.

“Our normal EOC phone lines are down due to Hurricane Ida. In the event of an emergency, please call 911. If you need to report something to the EOC or Public Works please email,” the the alert said.

In an earlier parish Facebook post, residents were cautioned to stay inside their homes.

“While the most significant impacts of Hurricane Ida have passed, all residents are advised to remain in their homes while we assess damages and clear roads,” the post said.

“We are working in conjunction with St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office and Fire Services to clear roads from dangerous downed power lines, trees and damaged infrastructure such as water lines, gas lines and sewerage systems.”

27 min agoAmerican and United cancel outbound flights from Jackson, Mississippi international airportFrom CNN’s Keith Allen

American Airlines and United Airlines have canceled outbound flights from Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport on Monday, the facility announced via Twitter.

American expects to resume departing flights on Tuesday, the airport added.

42 min agoDozens of patients to be moved after Louisiana health centers damagedFrom CNN’s Joe Sutton

Roof and water leaks at some Ochsner Health System facilities in Louisiana mean dozens of patients will have to be relocated, officials said.

Ochsner Health Chief Operating Officer Mike Hulefeld said all 21 patients in St. Anne Hospital in Raceland would be removed, as well as 45 patients at the Chabert Medical Center in Houma.  

 “We will have to move some patients sometime early tomorrow morning, late tonight or early tomorrow morning, probably 3, 4 or 5 o’clock tomorrow morning,” Ochsner Health President and CEO Warner Thomas said.

With the ongoing power outage in New Orleans, the Ochsner Medical Center on Jefferson Highway is now using well water, Thomas added.

1 hr 4 min ago”I’ve never seen water like this in my life,” Jean Lafitte mayor saysFrom CNN’s Paul Murphy and Keith Allen

The Louisiana town of Jean Lafitte has been “totally devastated” by Hurricane Ida, with rescuers unable to reach hundreds of stranded residents after a vehicle wiped out a bridge, Mayor Tim Kerner Jr. told CNN.

“We have a bunch of people trapped that we can’t get to, one being the wind, we can’t put boats in the water, it’s just too rough, it would be life-threatening for the person operating the boat at this time. We tried to do high water trucks, we can’t get through the water,” Kerner said.

Kerner said the majority of the community of 1,500 people, on Bayou Barataria in Jefferson Pari

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