Effects of Hurricane Ida felt across Louisiana

The effects of hurricane Ida have been felt right across the southern United States, with many residents in Louisiana without power and struggling to find essential supplies.

Already with no electricity and scorching heat, food, water and gas are in short supply.

Crews have struggled to restore power but there is no end in sight with officials saying it could be out for weeks in Louisiana.

In places where Ida wreaked the most havoc, clean-up is underway amid damage to roads, homes and businesses.

Mississippi’s governor has urged the state to remain on high alert, watching out for unsafe roads and bridges.

Other states are now feeling the impact, bracing for potentially life-threatening flash flooding.