A tornado touched down in Arabi Louisiana and New Orlean’s 9th Ward on Tuesday evening— killing one person and leaving devastation in its wake. As of Wednesday evening, thousands are still without power.
The impacted area has sustained multiple severe weather events over the past decade including Hurricane Ida, about seven months ago. Many are still in recovery from Ida which knocked out the region’s electrical grid and left residents without power for months.
Yesterday’s tornado combined several risk-enhancing factors— striking an already vulnerable community at night.
Imagine Water Works
— one of the key mutual aid organizations that helped during Hurricane Ida recovery— shared links to mutual aid resources and places to donate.