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Nearly all power has been restored in New Orleans, where at least 10 people died of excess heat after Ida.

By Giulia Heyward and Sophie Kasakove Photo: Chris Granger

With the vast majority of lights now on in New Orleans, city officials on Thursday were prepared for the next phase in navigating the aftermath of Hurricane Ida: recovery. The slow progress toward normalcy came even as the death toll from Ida continued to rise — an additional 11 deaths were confirmed by the state health department on Wednesday, bringing the count to at least 26 dead in Louisiana.


Can Hurricane Ida Move Public Opinion on Climate Change?

By Justin Worland

For many climate reporters, myself included, the arrival of Hurricane Ida brought a recognizable pit to the stomach. The details of the stories emerging as the storm barreled toward the Gulf Coast were new—of course—but they all had a familiar ring to them from the storms I’ve covered in the past decade. Ida offered an example of how climate change is making hurricanes stronger. The storm demonstrated the bigger trend of extreme weather harming the poorest the most. And the hurricane—like so many Gulf Coast storms before it—threatened the oil and gas infrastructure that powers much of the rest of the country.


Hurricane Larry Strengthens to a Category 3 Storm

Photo: NOAA

Hurricane Larry, the 12th named storm of the busy 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, strengthened into a Category 3 hurricane on Friday night in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, the National Hurricane Center said.


Death toll from Ida climbs above 60 from Louisiana to New England

By Bob Henson and Jeff Masters Photo: Michael Stokes

At least 48 people have died in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast as a result of flooding and tornadoes associated with Post-Tropical Cyclone Ida, and the toll continues to rise. Between its category 4 landfall in Louisiana, which killed at least 13, and its rampage through the eastern U.S., Ida has taken more than 60 lives, and it appears destined to go on the books as one of the deadliest and most destructive U.S. hurricanes of the 21st century so far.


More than 45 dead after Ida’s remnants blindside Northeast

By Bobby Caina Calvan, David Porter And Jennifer Peltz Photo: AP Photo/Craig Ruttle

A stunned U.S. East Coast faced a rising death toll, surging rivers and tornado damage Thursday after the remnants of Hurricane Ida walloped the region with record-breaking rain, drowning more than 40 people in their homes and cars. In a region that had been warned about potentially deadly flash flooding but hadn’t braced for such a blow from the no-longer-hurricane, the storm killed at least 46 people from Maryland to Connecticut on Wednesday night and Thursday morning.


U.S. Civil Engineers Bent the Rules to Give New Orleans Extra Protection from Hurricanes. Those Adjustments Might Have Saved the City During Ida

By Alejandro De La Garza

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which hit New Orleans in late August 2005, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was tasked with building a new flood-defense network. Congress allocated billions of dollars to build pumps, dikes and floodwalls for a system meant to withstand a so-called “100-year storm.”


Northeast pummeled with colossal flooding, destructive tornadoes

By Bob Henson and Jeff Masters Photo: Piyush Patel

Some of the worst urban flash flooding in U.S. history struck the New York City area on Wednesday night, as the remnants of once-category 4 Hurricane Ida teamed up with a frontal zone, upper-level energy, and an influx of tropical moisture to dump historic rains across the Northeast. Countless homes and businesses were flooded, some severely, and the nation’s largest city was brought to a virtual standstill, with scenes that seemed drawn from an apocalyptic future.


43 Die as Deadliest Storm Since Sandy Devastates the Northeast

By Andy Newman Photo: Bryan Anselm

Three days after Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana, its weakened remnants tore into the Northeast and claimed at least 43 lives across New York, New Jersey and two other states in an onslaught that ended Thursday and served as an ominous sign of climate change’s capacity to wreak new kinds of havoc.


The Truth Is That You Can’t Protect Everything From Every Hurricane

By Robert S. Young Photo: Emily Kask for The New York Times

Hurricane Ida, which on Sunday struck the coast of Louisiana near Port Fourchon as a very strong Category 4 storm, will teach us many lessons. The first is the hardest to acknowledge: No matter what you spend in vulnerable coastal areas, you can’t protect everything from every storm.


Ida churns up tension on infrastructure vs. climate change

By Zack Colman Photo: Steve Helber/AP Photo

Hurricane Ida’s lashing of Louisiana is supercharging a fight in Washington over spending tens of billions of dollars to protect the U.S. from future storms.