Damage from Hurricane Ida is still being assessed after it made landfall on Sunday. The storm caused at least four deaths in Louisiana and Mississippi, while thousands more were left without power and continued flooding.
One area that saw extensive damage was Grand Isle, a fishing community in southeastern Louisiana, also known as the Cajun Riviera.
Boats were flipped over and left sideways in the water and along roads. Roofs of many lake houses were swept away by the storm’s strong winds and rain.
“This storm was every bit as advertised,” Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said in a press conference on Tuesday. “We have a lot of work ahead of us, and no one is under the illusion that this is gonna be a short process.”
President Joe Biden approved Edwards’ request for a major disaster declaration, freeing up assistance for temporary housing, home repairs and low-cost loans.
Some of the devastation at Grand Isle, including damage to many boats in the community, can be seen through these photos.
Contributing: Scott Clause
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Hurricane Ida damage seen in photos from Grand Isle, Louisiana