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Hurricane Ida death toll expected to soar

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New Orleans (AFP) – The death toll from Hurricane Ida was expected to climb “considerably,” Louisiana’s governor warned Monday, as rescuers combed through the “catastrophic” damage wreaked as it tore through the southern United States as a Category 4 stormsoar. The city of New Orleans was still without power almost 24 hours after Ida slammed into the Louisiana coast, exactly 16 years to the day Hurricane Katrina made landfall, wreaking deadly havoc. “The biggest concern is we’re still doing search and rescue and we have individuals all across southeast Louisiana… who are in a bad place,” Lou…

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