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Power fully restored to Grand Isle 5 months after Ida’s wrath

In this aerial photo from a rescue flight provided by MedicCorps.org, destruction in Grand...
In this aerial photo from a rescue flight provided by MedicCorps.org, destruction in Grand Isle, La. is seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Published: Jan. 14, 2022 at 3:12 PM CST
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A little over five months after Hurricane Ida devastated the bayou community of Grand Isle, power has been fully restored, according to the mayor’s office.

Ida made landfall as one of the strongest hurricanes in the state’s history on Aug. 29. Grand Isle was nearly inaccessible in the days immediately following the storm’s devastation.

Fox 8 was the first crew on the ground in the hurricane-ravaged community.

Power was restored to parts of Grand Isle over the next 130 days, but large Entergy generators were still providing power to other areas.

As of Fri., Jan. 14, power has been fully restored.

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