Ida causes widespread damage across Louisiana
Officials have closed Highway 90 in Louisiana in an effort to clear out some of the flood water.
LOUISIANA - Ida battered Louisiana causing widespread damage over the weekend.
FOX Weather correspondent Steve Bender shared photos Monday of the damage caused by Hurricane Ida in Houma, Louisiana.
Bender shared images of damaged buildings and downed trees in a tweet Monday.
"It amazes me how resilient this community is as they get out and help one another less than 24 hours later," Bender said.
Hurricane Ida battered Houma, LA.— 🏂 Steve Bender🏌🏼♂️ (@SteveBenderWx) August 30, 2021
It amazes me how resilient this community is as they get out and help one another less than 24hrs later pic.twitter.com/oh9ks9asMK
Parts of New Orleans just off I-10 were damaged from storm surge, while neighborhoods in LaPlace were flooded due to Ida.
With flood waters still at a dangerous height after Ida moved through, officials have closed Highway 90 in Louisiana in an effort to clear out some of the water.
Flooding along Hwy 90 in Raceland, LA. pic.twitter.com/y80yr3EZWM— 🏂 Steve Bender🏌🏼♂️ (@SteveBenderWx) August 31, 2021
It's unclear when the highway will be cleared, as officials have been hard at work trying to clear the area the past two days.
Now the remnants of Ida are spreading north and producing heavy rain across the eastern U.S.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards toured some of the worst damage in the state caused by Ida. He visited Lafourche, Terrebonne, and St. John the Baptist parishes and conducted flyovers of Grand Isle and Lafitte.