#Mississippi

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.Jackson, MS, USA
Vehicles being extracted from Mississippi Highway 26 (Photo Credit: AP)

  • Two people died after 7 vehicles plunged into a deep hole in the US
  • The incident took place at Mississippi Highway 26
  • The vehicles were later lifted using a crane

.Jackson, MS, USA
A man rests his head in his hand while going through his flood damaged home in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. (Photo credit: AP)

  • Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana on Sunday
  • Power in some homes came back on Wednesday
  • In Mississippi, more than 30,000 customers still have no electricity

.New Orleans, LA, USA
A resident makes a call as she stands in the front door of her flooded home in aftermath of Hurricane Ida. (Photo credit: AP)

  • Power returned for some people in Louisiana, three days after Hurricane Ida hit
  • Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said that much more work lay ahead
  • Some low-lying communities remained largely underwater

.Lucedale, MS, USA
A vehicle is extracted from a hole on highway 26. (Photo credit: AP)

  • Some of these cars are stacked on top of each other, an official said
  • Torrential rain may have caused the collapse
  • State troopers, emergency workers and rescue teams responded to the incident

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
An abandoned vehicle is half-submerged in a ditch next to a near flooded highway as the outer bands of Hurricane Ida. (Photo credit: AP)

  • Ida has killed at least one person in the US so far
  • Louisiana and Mississippi declared public health emergencies on Monday
  • FEMA guidelines and alerts are considered life saving, the guidelines say

Ida has left a trail of destruction. (Photo credit: AP)

  • The emergency declaration puts a pause on certain payment rules and other requirements
  • New Orleans residents faced a massive cleanup effort and possibly weeks without power
  • Many people were frantically trying to reach loved ones and were unsuccessful

Long lines of cars with people trying to get out of the way of Hurricane Ida. (Photo credit: AP)

  • Companies evacuated oil and gas platforms south of Louisiana ahead of the hurricane
  • More serious concern was the fate of refineries and petrochemical plants along the Mississippi River
  • Less clear is whether the domestic fuel supply might be affected

.Jackson, MS, USA
Mississippi's State Health Officer Dr Thomas Dobb issued the 'isolation order' on Friday. (Photo credit: AP)

  • Mississippi reported 5,048 fresh coronavirus cases and 54 deaths on Thursday
  • Violators can get six months behind bars as per the isolation order
  • The order asks COVID positive patients to isolate for at least 10 days