[국제]Millions of American power outages in Ida, stronger than Katrina… Even fatalities due to strong winds

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The entire city of New Orleans was cut off during Hurricane Ida, which hit the southern state of Louisiana.

While a state of emergency was declared, strong winds knocked down trees, killing people and causing flooding in many places.

Reporter Lee Yeo-jin reports.

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“Oh my God! Boy, look at that! Whoa!”

The hospital roof is blown away by storm water in strong winds.

The waves hit the houses on the beach terribly.

The roof of the gas station sank in the strong wind and rain, and the iron roof was blown away and crumpled like a piece of paper.

On the same day that Category 3 Hurricane Katrina struck 16 years ago, which killed more than 1,800 people, stronger Category 4 Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana.

[존 벨 에드워즈 / 美 루이지애나 주지사 : 허리케인 아이다는 시간당 241k의 강풍을 동반한 4등급 허리케인으로 포천 항구에 공식 상륙했습니다. 이는 현대 들어 이곳에 상륙한 가장 강력한 폭풍에 속합니다.]

A tree fell in Ida, the fifth strongest hurricane ever to hit the mainland of the United States, killing people.

Damage to the transmission system cut power to more than a million locations in Louisiana, and the largest city, New Orleans, has turned the city into total darkness.

In neighboring Mississippi, more than 80,000 power outages were experienced and floods were everywhere.

President Joe Biden approved the declarations of state of emergency in Louisiana and Mississippi, promising to provide full support for disaster recovery.

[조 바이든 / 미국 대통령 : 루이지애나와 미시시피에 대한 비상사태 선언에 이미 서명했습니다. 그리고 앞으로 어떤 일이 닥치더라도 대처할 모든 능력과 역량을 급증시킬 준비가 돼 있다는 걸 확실히 하고 싶습니다.]

Louisiana has 17 factories responsible for 20% of U.S. oil refining, and two ports account for 55% of liquefied natural gas exports.

This is YTN Lee Yeo-jin.

YTN Lee Yeo-jin ([email protected])

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