Louisiana cleans up after hurricane

Residents of the US state of Louisiana are cleaning up after one of the worst hurricanes they have ever seen. The storm killed at least two people and left more than 1 million residents without power.

Hurricane Ida made landfall on Sunday, 16 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina. That storm in 2005 killed more than 1,800 people and flooded much of New Orleans.

This time, barriers and levees held up against the surge. Still, the hurricane left block after block under water. Residents had to take refuge on their roofs. Rescue crews fanned out across New Orleans to help.

The storm weakened to a tropical depression as it moved inland. Now, residents are facing another threat: high temperatures. Authorities warn it could be weeks before they repair the power grid.