All of New Orleans misplaced energy proper round sundown Sunday, resulting in an uneasy night time of pouring rain and howling winds. The climate died down shortly earlier than daybreak and other people started rigorously strolling round neighborhoods with flashlights, dodging downed mild poles, items of roofs and branches
Levees failed or had been overtopped within the maze of rivers and bayous south of New Orleans, threatening a whole bunch of properties. On social media, folks posted their addresses and places — directing search and rescue groups to their attics or rooftops.
Officers promised to start out the huge rescue effort because the climate broke and the solar rose.
The torrential rains largely moved into Mississippi on Monday because the storm slowly moved north. Harmful winds and water already had a catastrophic impression alongside the southeast coast of Louisiana, and life-threatening river flooding continued effectively inland, the Nationwide Hurricane Middle mentioned.