New Orleans goes dark: Satellite images show how Hurricane Ida has left a million without power…

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News Story Source:, By MELISSA KOENIG
Satellite images taken by NASA's Earth Observatory show the moments before and after the entire city of New Orleans lost power in Hurricane Ida.

The storm slammed into the Bayou State on Sunday as a Category Four hurricane with 150 mph winds and torrential downpours, toppling a major transmission tower and knocking out thousands of miles of power lines and hundreds of substations.

All of New Orleans was left without electricity in the aftermath, with officials relying on generators to power the local hospitals, as more than one million reported power outages.

On Thursday, some electricity returned to parts of the Big Easy, but more than 900,000 people in the state were still in the dark,  and do not know when their suffering will end.

The death toll in the storm-ravaged region rose to at least six after a coroner confirmed a 65-year-old woman had drowned in her Louisiana home. 

Even as the power was slowly coming back on before dawn on Thursday along B
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