Weakened to a tropical depression, Ida brings relentless rain to Mississippi, Alabama

A flooded town in Louisiana.
(Image credit: AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Now a tropical depression, Ida is still bringing torrential rain to parts of Mississippi, Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle.

The storm made landfall in Port Fourchon, Louisiana, early Sunday afternoon as a Category 4 storm, and was one of the most powerful hurricanes to hit the U.S. mainland, The Associated Press reports. Ida pummeled Louisiana with heavy rain and high winds, and at least 1 million homes and businesses in the state and Mississippi are without power — in New Orleans, the lights, refrigerators, and air conditioners are only on in places that have generators.

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Catherine Garcia, The Week US

Catherine Garcia is night editor for TheWeek.com. Her writing and reporting has appeared in Entertainment Weekly and EW.com, The New York Times, The Book of Jezebel, and other publications. A Southern California native, Catherine is a graduate of the University of Redlands and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.