Senin, 30 Agustus 2021

Hurricane Ida leave millions in Louisiana without power, destroys store where jazz legend Louis Armstrong worked - ABC News

A multi-level New Orleans jazz site, where a young Louis Armstrong once worked, has become another causality of Hurricane Ida, as United States authorities continue to assess the devastation.

The Karnofsky Tailor Shop, where a Jewish family employed Armstrong, collapsed on Sunday (local time) during the storm.

The business opened downtown in 1913 and had a residence above it where the late jazz legend would often eat meals.

The family, who provided Armstrong with a "second home", lent him money to buy his first cornet.

"Louis said it was the Karnofskys that instilled the love of singing in his heart," jazz historian and retired photojournalist John McCusker said, according to local media WWL-TV.

Several other sites that were integral to jazz's early history in the city were also situated on South Rampart Street.


Rescue efforts across the US state of Louisiana continued on Monday (local time), with hundreds of boats and helicopters deployed.

Residents living amid the maze of rivers and bayous along the state's Gulf Coast retreated desperately to their attics or roofs and posted their addresses on social media with instructions for search-and-rescue teams on where to find them.

Ida, one of the most powerful hurricanes ever to hit the US Gulf Coast, knocked out power to over 1 million homes in Louisiana on Monday and prompted rescue operations in flooded communities around New Orleans as the weakening storm churned northward.

A man looks at a collapsed house with his hands on his hand.
A New Orleans man outside the house that collapsed with him inside during the height of Hurricane Ida.(

Reuters: Michael DeMocker/USA Today


Ida made landfall on Sunday (local time) as a category four hurricane, 16 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina, evoking memories of a disaster that killed more than 1,800 people in 2005 and devastated New Orleans.

At least two people were killed in Louisiana before Ida was downgraded to a tropical depression, as its eye crawled through the neighbouring state of Mississippi.

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