Local rescue crews deploy to help with areas affected by Ida

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A man passes by a section of roof that was blown off of a building in the French Quarter by Hurricane Ida winds, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – A local rescue team from the Lowcountry has deployed to the southern states affected by Hurricane Ida.

Over the weekend, Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

Ida hit with violent winds of 150 mph. 

One life was lost in Louisiana, when a tree fell on a home during the storm. New Orleans suffered a power outage as the storm struck.

A task force from the Bluffton Township Fire District (BTFD) left Monday morning to the devastated areas left by Hurricane Ida. Pictured above are the BTFD personnel that have been deployed.

Fifteen members from Savannah’s Georgia Search and Rescue task force prepared for a possible deployment to areas affected. They’ve been asked to stand down for now.

“We appreciate all the support and will continue to support our communities when the need arises,” the Savannah Professional Firefighters Association stated. “We stand ready to help anyone who calls.”

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