Photos: Hurricane Ida strikes the Louisiana coast

A man passes by a section of roof blown off a building.
A man walks by a section of roof that was blown off a building by Hurricane Ida in the French Quarter of New Orleans on Sunday.
(Eric Gay / Associated Press)
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Hurricane Ida barreled into the Louisiana coast on Sunday, packing winds more powerful than Hurricane Katrina and a devastating storm surge that threatens to inundate New Orleans with mass flooding, power outages and destruction.

Montegut fire chief Toby Henry walks back to his fire truck in the rain
Montegut (La.) Fire Chief Toby Henry walks back to his fire truck in the rain as firefighters cut through trees in Bourg, La., as Hurricane Ida passes on Sunday.
(Mark Felix / AFP/Getty Images)
A person crosses the street during Hurricane Ida in New Orleans.
A person contends with fierce wind and rain while crossing Canal Street in New Orleans during Hurricane Ida on Sunday.
(Brandon Bell / Getty Images)
Vehicles are damaged after the front of a building collapsed.
Vehicles are damaged after the front of a building collapsed during the hurricane on Sunday in New Orleans.
(Scott Olson / Getty Images)
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A camera crew films a reporter in rain and high water.
A news crew reports on the edge of Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans on Sunday.
(Gerald Herbert / Associated Press)
An abandoned vehicle is half-submerged in a ditch.
An abandoned vehicle is half-submerged in a ditch as the outer bands of Hurricane Ida arrive Sunday in Bay St. Louis, Miss.
(Steve Helber / Associated Press)
Two people wear life vests on a personal watercraft.
A resident on a personal watercraft tows a canoe as the outer bands of Hurricane Ida arrive Sunday in Bay St. Louis, Miss.
(Steve Helber / Associated Press)
A man walks by a river in the rain.
A man walks along the Mississippi River near New Orleans’ French Quarter early Sunday.
(Eric Gay / Associated Press)
Children and adults stand in rain and wind.
Tony Hilliard, right, and his family try to pose for a photo Sunday in New Orleans.
(Eric Gay / Associated Press)
A woman holds a young boy next to a dog.
Ann Colette Boudreaux comforts her grandson Abel in New Orleans on Sunday.
(Brandon Bell / Getty Images)
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People load groceries into the trunk of a car.
Cornelis Alexander, left, and Chris Derousselle, center, load their car with food and water Sunday in Lafayette, La.
(David J. Phillip / Associated Press)
A person boards up the windows of a business.
Christian Zamora boards the windows of a business Sunday in Lafayette, La.
(David J. Phillip / Associated Press)