(CNN)Hundreds of thousands of Louisiana residents still are enduring power outages in dangerous heat nearly a week after deadly Hurricane Ida struck — and long lines outside gas stations are underlining people’s struggle to stay cool and mobile.

In the wind-damaged city of Kenner near New Orleans, the mayor was blunt Saturday when asked what his city needed most.”Power,” Mayor Ben Zahn told CNN. “We suffered a lot. … When you don’t have power, you need ice. So we have been trying to give as much ice out as we can, because people need to keep things as cold as possible.”Just under 700,000 homes and businesses in Louisiana were without power as of early Thursday afternoon, according to PowerOutage.US. And high temperatures will be in the high 80s or low 90s in southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi on Saturday, with the heat index — what the temperature feels like with humidity and other factors — generally in the mid-90s, the forecasters said.Read MoreShoppers buy supplies at a grocery store in New Orleans despite the power still being out on Thursday, September 2.Shoppers buy supplies at a grocery store in New Orleans despite the power still being out on Thursday, September 2. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastShoppers buy supplies at a grocery store in New Orleans despite the power still being out on Thursday, September 2.Hide Caption 1 of 71Cows are herded into a pen in Belle Chasse, Louisiana, on Thursday. "All of our neighbors' cows are mixed up in this bunch, so we're here rescuing them, getting them off the road and out of the water," Chris Shivers said when asked why his group was herding the cows. "They've been standing in the water now for several days without anything to eat or drink, so they're under a lot of stress and have seen a lot. The hurricane is a disaster, and these cows will probably never be the same."Cows are herded into a pen in Belle Chasse, Louisiana, on Thursday. "All of our neighbors' cows are mixed up in this bunch, so we're here rescuing them, getting them off the road and out of the water," Chris Shivers said when asked why his group was herding the cows. "They've been standing in the water now for several days without anything to eat or drink, so they're under a lot of stress and have seen a lot. The hurricane is a disaster, and these cows will probably never be the same." Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastCows are herded into a pen in Belle Chasse, Louisiana, on Thursday. “All of our neighbors’ cows are mixed up in this bunch, so we’re here rescuing them, getting them off the road and out of the water,” Chris Shivers said when asked why his group was herding the cows. “They’ve been standing in the water now for several days without anything to eat or drink, so they’re under a lot of stress and have seen a lot. The hurricane is a disaster, and these cows will probably never be the same.”Hide Caption 2 of 71National Guard members unload ice at a distribution center in Montegut, Louisiana, on Thursday.National Guard members unload ice at a distribution center in Montegut, Louisiana, on Thursday. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastNational Guard members unload ice at a distribution center in Montegut, Louisiana, on Thursday.Hide Caption 3 of 71Unattended horses are seen during a storm in Belle Chasse on Thursday.Unattended horses are seen during a storm in Belle Chasse on Thursday. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastUnattended horses are seen during a storm in Belle Chasse on Thursday.Hide Caption 4 of 71Tiffany Miller embraces her daughter Desilynn, left, and godchild Charleigh after the family returned to their destroyed home in Golden Meadow, Louisiana, on Wednesday, September 1.Tiffany Miller embraces her daughter Desilynn, left, and godchild Charleigh after the family returned to their destroyed home in Golden Meadow, Louisiana, on Wednesday, September 1. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastTiffany Miller embraces her daughter Desilynn, left, and godchild Charleigh after the family returned to their destroyed home in Golden Meadow, Louisiana, on Wednesday, September 1.Hide Caption 5 of 71This aerial photo shows the hurricane aftermath in Grand Isle, Louisiana, on Tuesday, August 31. Grand Isle, Louisiana's last remaining inhabited barrier island at the southern tip of the state, <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/01/us/grand-isle-louisiana-ida/index.html" target="_blank">bore the brunt of the Category 4 hurricane.</a>This aerial photo shows the hurricane aftermath in Grand Isle, Louisiana, on Tuesday, August 31. Grand Isle, Louisiana's last remaining inhabited barrier island at the southern tip of the state, <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/01/us/grand-isle-louisiana-ida/index.html" target="_blank">bore the brunt of the Category 4 hurricane.</a> Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastThis aerial photo shows the hurricane aftermath in Grand Isle, Louisiana, on Tuesday, August 31. Grand Isle, Louisiana’s last remaining inhabited barrier island at the southern tip of the state, bore the brunt of the Category 4 hurricane.Hide Caption 6 of 71The Maldonado family stands outside their damaged home in Barataria, Louisiana, on Tuesday. "I've lost everything in my trailer because of the hurricane," said Fusto Maldonado when asked about the storm's impact. "I've lost everything, my family has lost everything, and we're now trying to find help. We all live in this area and now it's all gone."The Maldonado family stands outside their damaged home in Barataria, Louisiana, on Tuesday. "I've lost everything in my trailer because of the hurricane," said Fusto Maldonado when asked about the storm's impact. "I've lost everything, my family has lost everything, and we're now trying to find help. We all live in this area and now it's all gone." Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastThe Maldonado family stands outside their damaged home in Barataria, Louisiana, on Tuesday. “I’ve lost everything in my trailer because of the hurricane,” said Fusto Maldonado when asked about the storm’s impact. “I’ve lost everything, my family has lost everything, and we’re now trying to find help. We all live in this area and now it’s all gone.”Hide Caption 7 of 71A dead fish lies on a road in Leeville, Louisiana, on Tuesday.A dead fish lies on a road in Leeville, Louisiana, on Tuesday. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastA dead fish lies on a road in Leeville, Louisiana, on Tuesday.Hide Caption 8 of 71A shrimper works to salvage his partially submerged boat in Golden Meadow on Tuesday.A shrimper works to salvage his partially submerged boat in Golden Meadow on Tuesday. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastA shrimper works to salvage his partially submerged boat in Golden Meadow on Tuesday.Hide Caption 9 of 71A palm tree is bent in half in Galliano, Louisiana, on Tuesday.A palm tree is bent in half in Galliano, Louisiana, on Tuesday. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastA palm tree is bent in half in Galliano, Louisiana, on Tuesday.Hide Caption 10 of 71People wait for a gas truck to arrive at a gas station in New Orleans on Tuesday. As of Wednesday, the <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/01/weather/tropical-depression-ida-wednesday/index.html" target="_blank">power remained out for nearly a million customers</a> in Louisiana and a large number of gas stations didn't have fuel.People wait for a gas truck to arrive at a gas station in New Orleans on Tuesday. As of Wednesday, the <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/01/weather/tropical-depression-ida-wednesday/index.html" target="_blank">power remained out for nearly a million customers</a> in Louisiana and a large number of gas stations didn't have fuel. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastPeople wait for a gas truck to arrive at a gas station in New Orleans on Tuesday. As of Wednesday, the power remained out for nearly a million customers in Louisiana and a large number of gas stations didn’t have fuel.Hide Caption 11 of 71Destroyed homes are surrounded by floodwaters near Point-aux-Chenes, Louisiana, on Tuesday. Destroyed homes are surrounded by floodwaters near Point-aux-Chenes, Louisiana, on Tuesday. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastDestroyed homes are surrounded by floodwaters near Point-aux-Chenes, Louisiana, on Tuesday. Hide Caption 12 of 71Workers on Tuesday remove a tree that fell on a home in Houma, Louisiana.Workers on Tuesday remove a tree that fell on a home in Houma, Louisiana. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastWorkers on Tuesday remove a tree that fell on a home in Houma, Louisiana.Hide Caption 13 of 71What's left of a home stands in Grand Isle on Tuesday.What's left of a home stands in Grand Isle on Tuesday. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastWhat’s left of a home stands in Grand Isle on Tuesday.Hide Caption 14 of 71Michael Wilson stands in the doorway of his flood-damaged home in Norco, Louisiana, on Monday, August 30.Michael Wilson stands in the doorway of his flood-damaged home in Norco, Louisiana, on Monday, August 30. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastMichael Wilson stands in the doorway of his flood-damaged home in Norco, Louisiana, on Monday, August 30.Hide Caption 15 of 71Homes near Norco are surrounded by floodwaters on Monday.Homes near Norco are surrounded by floodwaters on Monday. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastHomes near Norco are surrounded by floodwaters on Monday.Hide Caption 16 of 71A rain shower soaks evacuees in LaPlace, Louisiana, on Monday.A rain shower soaks evacuees in LaPlace, Louisiana, on Monday. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastA rain shower soaks evacuees in LaPlace, Louisiana, on Monday.Hide Caption 17 of 71A damaged McDonald's sign is seen in Raceland, Louisiana, on Monday.A damaged McDonald's sign is seen in Raceland, Louisiana, on Monday. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastA damaged McDonald’s sign is seen in Raceland, Louisiana, on Monday.Hide Caption 18 of 71A man rides a bicycle in front of a damaged building in Houma on Monday.A man rides a bicycle in front of a damaged building in Houma on Monday. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastA man rides a bicycle in front of a damaged building in Houma on Monday.Hide Caption 19 of 71An oil slick is seen on top of floodwaters in Kraemer, Louisiana, on Monday.An oil slick is seen on top of floodwaters in Kraemer, Louisiana, on Monday. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastAn oil slick is seen on top of floodwaters in Kraemer, Louisiana, on Monday.Hide Caption 20 of 71Residents wave at a US Coast Guard helicopter while waiting to be rescued from their flooded home in LaPlace on Monday.Residents wave at a US Coast Guard helicopter while waiting to be rescued from their flooded home in LaPlace on Monday. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastResidents wave at a US Coast Guard helicopter while waiting to be rescued from their flooded home in LaPlace on Monday.Hide Caption 21 of 71Theophilus Charles sits inside his damaged home in Houma on Monday.Theophilus Charles sits inside his damaged home in Houma on Monday. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastTheophilus Charles sits inside his damaged home in Houma on Monday.Hide Caption 22 of 71A highway is flooded near LaPlace on Monday.A highway is flooded near LaPlace on Monday. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastA highway is flooded near LaPlace on Monday.Hide Caption 23 of 71Residents are rescued from floodwaters in LaPlace on Monday.Residents are rescued from floodwaters in LaPlace on Monday. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastResidents are rescued from floodwaters in LaPlace on Monday.Hide Caption 24 of 71A damaged historic building lies in ruins in New Orleans' Central Business District on Monday.A damaged historic building lies in ruins in New Orleans' Central Business District on Monday. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastA damaged historic building lies in ruins in New Orleans’ Central Business District on Monday.Hide Caption 25 of 71A barge damages a bridge connecting Lafitte and Jean Lafitte, Louisiana, on Monday.A barge damages a bridge connecting Lafitte and Jean Lafitte, Louisiana, on Monday. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastA barge damages a bridge connecting Lafitte and Jean Lafitte, Louisiana, on Monday.Hide Caption 26 of 71Marquita Jenkins stands in the ruins of her hair salon in LaPlace on Monday.Marquita Jenkins stands in the ruins of her hair salon in LaPlace on Monday. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastMarquita Jenkins stands in the ruins of her hair salon in LaPlace on Monday.Hide Caption 27 of 71A destroyed car is seen Monday after an apartment building burned overnight in Kenner, Louisiana.A destroyed car is seen Monday after an apartment building burned overnight in Kenner, Louisiana. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastA destroyed car is seen Monday after an apartment building burned overnight in Kenner, Louisiana.Hide Caption 28 of 71A resident walks through floodwaters in LaPlace on Monday.A resident walks through floodwaters in LaPlace on Monday. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastA resident walks through floodwaters in LaPlace on Monday.Hide Caption 29 of 71Siblings watch men assess damage outside a hotel in Houma on Monday.Siblings watch men assess damage outside a hotel in Houma on Monday. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastSiblings watch men assess damage outside a hotel in Houma on Monday.Hide Caption 30 of 71A woman pushes a stroller past a boarded-up building in the French Quarter of New Orleans on Monday.A woman pushes a stroller past a boarded-up building in the French Quarter of New Orleans on Monday. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastA woman pushes a stroller past a boarded-up building in the French Quarter of New Orleans on Monday.Hide Caption 31 of 71A downed tree lies on a house in New Orleans on Monday.A downed tree lies on a house in New Orleans on Monday. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastA downed tree lies on a house in New Orleans on Monday.Hide Caption 32 of 71Members of the Louisiana National Guard help with recovery efforts in New Orleans on Monday.Members of the Louisiana National Guard help with recovery efforts in New Orleans on Monday. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastMembers of the Louisiana National Guard help with recovery efforts in New Orleans on Monday.Hide Caption 33 of 71A man looks up next to a section of roof that was ripped off a building in the French Quarter of New Orleans on Monday.A man looks up next to a section of roof that was ripped off a building in the French Quarter of New Orleans on Monday. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastA man looks up next to a section of roof that was ripped off a building in the French Quarter of New Orleans on Monday.Hide Caption 34 of 71Lights from a TV broadcast illuminate an otherwise dark Bourbon Street in New Orleans on Monday.Lights from a TV broadcast illuminate an otherwise dark Bourbon Street in New Orleans on Monday. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastLights from a TV broadcast illuminate an otherwise dark Bourbon Street in New Orleans on Monday.Hide Caption 35 of 71Montegut Fire Chief Toby Henry walks back to his fire truck in the rain as firefighters cut through trees on the road in Bourg, Louisiana, on Sunday, August 29.Montegut Fire Chief Toby Henry walks back to his fire truck in the rain as firefighters cut through trees on the road in Bourg, Louisiana, on Sunday, August 29. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastMontegut Fire Chief Toby Henry walks back to his fire truck in the rain as firefighters cut through trees on the road in Bourg, Louisiana, on Sunday, August 29.Hide Caption 36 of 71Firefighters cut through downed trees on a road in Bourg on Sunday.Firefighters cut through downed trees on a road in Bourg on Sunday. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastFirefighters cut through downed trees on a road in Bourg on Sunday.Hide Caption 37 of 71Barges are seen docked on the Mississippi River as Hurricane Ida hit Destrehan, Louisiana, on Sunday.Barges are seen docked on the Mississippi River as Hurricane Ida hit Destrehan, Louisiana, on Sunday. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastBarges are seen docked on the Mississippi River as Hurricane Ida hit Destrehan, Louisiana, on Sunday.Hide Caption 38 of 71People walk through the French Quarter in New Orleans on Sunday.People walk through the French Quarter in New Orleans on Sunday. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastPeople walk through the French Quarter in New Orleans on Sunday.Hide Caption 39 of 71European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet took this photo of Hurricane Ida from the International Space Station on Sunday.European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet took this photo of Hurricane Ida from the International Space Station on Sunday. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastEuropean Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet took this photo of Hurricane Ida from the International Space Station on Sunday.Hide Caption 40 of 71The Royal Dutch Shell refinery in Norco is seen as Hurricane Ida made landfall on Sunday. More than 95% of the Gulf of Mexico's oil production facilities have been shut down, regulators said, indicating the storm's <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/29/business/hurricane-ida-oil-industry-disruption/index.html" target="_blank">significant impact on energy supply.</a>The Royal Dutch Shell refinery in Norco is seen as Hurricane Ida made landfall on Sunday. More than 95% of the Gulf of Mexico's oil production facilities have been shut down, regulators said, indicating the storm's <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/29/business/hurricane-ida-oil-industry-disruption/index.html" target="_blank">significant impact on energy supply.</a> Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastThe Royal Dutch Shell refinery in Norco is seen as Hurricane Ida made landfall on Sunday. More than 95% of the Gulf of Mexico’s oil production facilities have been shut down, regulators said, indicating the storm’s significant impact on energy supply.Hide Caption 41 of 71People work inside the Federal Emergency Management Agency's headquarters in Washington, DC, on Sunday.People work inside the Federal Emergency Management Agency's headquarters in Washington, DC, on Sunday. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastPeople work inside the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s headquarters in Washington, DC, on Sunday.Hide Caption 42 of 71A cyclist wears a face mask while riding through the rain and high winds in New Orleans on Sunday.A cyclist wears a face mask while riding through the rain and high winds in New Orleans on Sunday. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastA cyclist wears a face mask while riding through the rain and high winds in New Orleans on Sunday.Hide Caption 43 of 71Firefighters look out the window of a shelter in Bourg on Sunday.Firefighters look out the window of a shelter in Bourg on Sunday. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastFirefighters look out the window of a shelter in Bourg on Sunday.Hide Caption 44 of 71Storm clouds pass over a cemetery in New Orleans on Sunday.Storm clouds pass over a cemetery in New Orleans on Sunday. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastStorm clouds pass over a cemetery in New Orleans on Sunday.Hide Caption 45 of 71LaKeisha Verdin holds her 3-month-old son, Kevin, as she walks onto the front porch where her family was watching weather updates on the local news in Houma.LaKeisha Verdin holds her 3-month-old son, Kevin, as she walks onto the front porch where her family was watching weather updates on the local news in Houma. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastLaKeisha Verdin holds her 3-month-old son, Kevin, as she walks onto the front porch where her family was watching weather updates on the local news in Houma.Hide Caption 46 of 71A news crew reports from the edge of Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans on Sunday.A news crew reports from the edge of Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans on Sunday. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastA news crew reports from the edge of Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans on Sunday.Hide Caption 47 of 71Wind blows Monroe Best's hair and face mask Sunday in New Orleans.Wind blows Monroe Best's hair and face mask Sunday in New Orleans. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastWind blows Monroe Best’s hair and face mask Sunday in New Orleans.Hide Caption 48 of 71New Orleans' Bourbon Street is nearly empty on Sunday.New Orleans' Bourbon Street is nearly empty on Sunday. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastNew Orleans’ Bourbon Street is nearly empty on Sunday.Hide Caption 49 of 71A vehicle is abandoned in a flooded ditch next to a highway in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi.A vehicle is abandoned in a flooded ditch next to a highway in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastA vehicle is abandoned in a flooded ditch next to a highway in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi.Hide Caption 50 of 71A man carrying his belongings walks past a sign outside the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans on Sunday.A man carrying his belongings walks past a sign outside the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans on Sunday. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastA man carrying his belongings walks past a sign outside the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans on Sunday.Hide Caption 51 of 71A wall of rain moves over downtown New Orleans on Sunday.A wall of rain moves over downtown New Orleans on Sunday. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastA wall of rain moves over downtown New Orleans on Sunday.Hide Caption 52 of 71The Boudreaux family sits on their front porch Sunday as they await the arrival of Hurricane Ida.The Boudreaux family sits on their front porch Sunday as they await the arrival of Hurricane Ida. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastThe Boudreaux family sits on their front porch Sunday as they await the arrival of Hurricane Ida.Hide Caption 53 of 71A man walks along the Mississippi River near the French Quarter in New Orleans early Sunday.A man walks along the Mississippi River near the French Quarter in New Orleans early Sunday. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastA man walks along the Mississippi River near the French Quarter in New Orleans early Sunday.Hide Caption 54 of 71People stand in line at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport on Saturday, August 28. Many residents were evacuating the area ahead of Hurricane Ida.People stand in line at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport on Saturday, August 28. Many residents were evacuating the area ahead of Hurricane Ida. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastPeople stand in line at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport on Saturday, August 28. Many residents were evacuating the area ahead of Hurricane Ida.Hide Caption 55 of 71Crews reopen a flood gate to help trapped motorists who missed a closure deadline on Saturday.Crews reopen a flood gate to help trapped motorists who missed a closure deadline on Saturday. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastCrews reopen a flood gate to help trapped motorists who missed a closure deadline on Saturday.Hide Caption 56 of 71Keith Clark brings a rope to a friend to help tie down a houseboat before he evacuated Jean Lafitte on Saturday.Keith Clark brings a rope to a friend to help tie down a houseboat before he evacuated Jean Lafitte on Saturday. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastKeith Clark brings a rope to a friend to help tie down a houseboat before he evacuated Jean Lafitte on Saturday.Hide Caption 57 of 71Nikeia Washington holds her granddaughter, Halia Zenon, at a hotel in downtown Shreveport, Louisiana, where they evacuated ahead of the storm.Nikeia Washington holds her granddaughter, Halia Zenon, at a hotel in downtown Shreveport, Louisiana, where they evacuated ahead of the storm. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastNikeia Washington holds her granddaughter, Halia Zenon, at a hotel in downtown Shreveport, Louisiana, where they evacuated ahead of the storm.Hide Caption 58 of 71People walk down Bourbon Street in New Orleans on Saturday. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/27/us/new-orleans-hurricane-ida-preparations/index.html" target="_blank">Evacuation was voluntary</a> for parts of the city inside its flood protection system. Other areas were under a mandatory evacuation order.People walk down Bourbon Street in New Orleans on Saturday. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/27/us/new-orleans-hurricane-ida-preparations/index.html" target="_blank">Evacuation was voluntary</a> for parts of the city inside its flood protection system. Other areas were under a mandatory evacuation order. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastPeople walk down Bourbon Street in New Orleans on Saturday. Evacuation was voluntary for parts of the city inside its flood protection system. Other areas were under a mandatory evacuation order.Hide Caption 59 of 71Larry Ackman, bottom, helps neighbor Mike Jackson, left, and his son Cody board up windows Saturday in Morgan City, Louisiana.Larry Ackman, bottom, helps neighbor Mike Jackson, left, and his son Cody board up windows Saturday in Morgan City, Louisiana. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastLarry Ackman, bottom, helps neighbor Mike Jackson, left, and his son Cody board up windows Saturday in Morgan City, Louisiana.Hide Caption 60 of 71Traffic moves slowly Saturday along Interstate 10 West in Vinton, Louisiana.Traffic moves slowly Saturday along Interstate 10 West in Vinton, Louisiana. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastTraffic moves slowly Saturday along Interstate 10 West in Vinton, Louisiana.Hide Caption 61 of 71A man drives a tractor through a flooded street Saturday in Guanimar, Cuba. Before entering the Gulf, Ida made landfall twice over Cuba as a Category 1 hurricane.A man drives a tractor through a flooded street Saturday in Guanimar, Cuba. Before entering the Gulf, Ida made landfall twice over Cuba as a Category 1 hurricane. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastA man drives a tractor through a flooded street Saturday in Guanimar, Cuba. Before entering the Gulf, Ida made landfall twice over Cuba as a Category 1 hurricane.Hide Caption 62 of 71US President Joe Biden speaks during a FEMA briefing on Saturday. "This weekend is the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina," Biden said, "and it's a stark reminder that we have to do everything we can to prepare the people in the region to make sure we're ready to respond."US President Joe Biden speaks during a FEMA briefing on Saturday. "This weekend is the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina," Biden said, "and it's a stark reminder that we have to do everything we can to prepare the people in the region to make sure we're ready to respond." Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastUS President Joe Biden speaks during a FEMA briefing on Saturday. “This weekend is the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina,” Biden said, “and it’s a stark reminder that we have to do everything we can to prepare the people in the region to make sure we’re ready to respond.”Hide Caption 63 of 71Dawn breaks over a Hurricane Katrina memorial at Shell Beach in St. Bernard, Louisiana, on Saturday. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/29/us/gallery/hurricane-katrina/index.html" target="_blank">Katrina made landfall</a> on August 29, 2005.Dawn breaks over a Hurricane Katrina memorial at Shell Beach in St. Bernard, Louisiana, on Saturday. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/29/us/gallery/hurricane-katrina/index.html" target="_blank">Katrina made landfall</a> on August 29, 2005. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastDawn breaks over a Hurricane Katrina memorial at Shell Beach in St. Bernard, Louisiana, on Saturday. Katrina made landfall on August 29, 2005.Hide Caption 64 of 71Clare and Joe Cermak work on putting storm shutters up on their home in Louisiana's St. Charles Parish on Saturday.Clare and Joe Cermak work on putting storm shutters up on their home in Louisiana's St. Charles Parish on Saturday. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastClare and Joe Cermak work on putting storm shutters up on their home in Louisiana’s St. Charles Parish on Saturday.Hide Caption 65 of 71Highway traffic moves slowly near Kenner on Saturday as many residents fled the Louisiana city.Highway traffic moves slowly near Kenner on Saturday as many residents fled the Louisiana city. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastHighway traffic moves slowly near Kenner on Saturday as many residents fled the Louisiana city.Hide Caption 66 of 71Gregory Moore, left, helps fill sand bags as residents in Gulfport, Mississippi, prepared for the storm on Saturday.Gregory Moore, left, helps fill sand bags as residents in Gulfport, Mississippi, prepared for the storm on Saturday. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastGregory Moore, left, helps fill sand bags as residents in Gulfport, Mississippi, prepared for the storm on Saturday.Hide Caption 67 of 71John Guenther unloads about 400 crab traps that he had to pull out of the water near his home in the eastern St. Bernard Parish on August 27.John Guenther unloads about 400 crab traps that he had to pull out of the water near his home in the eastern St. Bernard Parish on August 27. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastJohn Guenther unloads about 400 crab traps that he had to pull out of the water near his home in the eastern St. Bernard Parish on August 27.Hide Caption 68 of 71Jennifer Tate fuels up a gas can August 27 in Pass Christian, Mississippi.Jennifer Tate fuels up a gas can August 27 in Pass Christian, Mississippi. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastJennifer Tate fuels up a gas can August 27 in Pass Christian, Mississippi.Hide Caption 69 of 71Workers stack bags of ice into a gas station freezer in Jefferson, Louisiana, on August 27.Workers stack bags of ice into a gas station freezer in Jefferson, Louisiana, on August 27. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastWorkers stack bags of ice into a gas station freezer in Jefferson, Louisiana, on August 27.Hide Caption 70 of 71A resident hammers the shutters of a 100-year-old house in New Orleans on August 27.A resident hammers the shutters of a 100-year-old house in New Orleans on August 27. Photos: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf CoastA resident hammers the shutters of a 100-year-old house in New Orleans on August 27.Hide Caption 71 of 7101b ida louisiana 090202 ida louisiana 090203 ida louisiana 0902 RESTRICTED04 ida louisiana 090201b hurricane ida 090106 hurricane ida 083107 hurricane ida 083108 hurricane ida 0831 RESTRICTED09 hurricane ida 0831 RESTRICTED10 hurricane ida 0831 RESTRICTED11 hurricane ida 083113 hurricane ida 083101 hurricane ida 083112 hurricane ida 0831 RESTRICTED32 hurricane ida 0830 RESTRICTED33 hurricane ida 083036 hurricane ida 083037 hurricane ida 0830 RESTRICTED40 hurricane ida 0830 RESTRICTED39 hurricane ida 0830 RESTRICTED23 hurricane ida 083022 hurricane ida 083017 hurricane ida 083024 hurricane ida 083020 hurricane ida 0830 RESTRICTED34 hurricane ida 083038 hurricane ida 0830 RESTRICTED20 hurricane ida 083027 hurricane ida 083012 hurricane ida 083016 hurricane ida 083008 hurricane ida 0830 RESTRICTED13 hurricane ida 083021 hurricane ida 0830 RESTRICTED26 hurricane ida 0830BPT101 Hurricane Ida 08302124 hurricane ida 0829 bourg09 hurricane ida 0830 RESTRICTED16b hurricane ida 0829 new orleans20 hurricane ida 082918 hurricane ida 0829 norco refinery19 hurricane ida 0829 fema hqBPT103 Hurricane Ida 08302112 hurricane ida 0829 bourg louisiana17 hurricane ida 0829 new orleans08 hurricane ida 0829 houma07 hurricane ida 0829 new orleans04 hurricane ida 0829 new orleansBPT107 Hurricane Ida RESTRICTED 08292113 hurricane ida 0829 mississippi03 hurricane ida 0829BPT105 Hurricane Ida RESTRICTED 08302105 hurricane ida 0829 new orleansBPT104 Hurrican Ida 08302124 hurricane ida 0828 louisiana02 hurricane ida 082918 hurricane ida 082817 hurricane ida 0828BPT106 Hurricane Ida 08302120 hurricane ida 082825 hurricane ida 082819 hurricane ida 082815 hurriicane ida 082810 hurricane ida 082815 hurricane ida 082812 hurricane ida 082814 hurricane ida 082811 hurricane ida 082808b hurricane ida prep 0827 mississippi02 hurricane ida prep 0827 Louisiana 03 hurricane ida prep 0827 Louisiana Many gas stations are inoperable or don’t have fuel — and those that do have people waiting outside them for hours.Outside an uptown New Orleans gas station Saturday morning, motorists waited in massive, serpentine lines even several hours before the facility was due to open. Many were looking for gas either to fuel their vehicles — some to drive out of the region, and some just to keep their cars going to serve as air-conditioned places to rest — or to fuel their at-home generators to keep electricity going.Eric Mertz drove 20 miles Friday from his home in neighboring St. Charles Parish to wait for gas outside a New Orleans gas station, where he believed the lines were shorter than they were near his home.He still waited hours.Ida recovery could be slowed by rain this holiday weekendIda recovery could be slowed by rain this holiday weekendIda recovery could be slowed by rain this holiday weekend“I’m just wondering where the help is. I don’t have air conditioning. No lights. I had Covid last year. I was in the ICU for 14 days, and I’m on oxygen (treatments now). And I don’t have no electricity — it’s rough.”A few miles away, in Metairie, police say a man was shot and killed while in line at a gas station on Friday. A suspect turned himself in Friday night, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joseph Lopinto told CNN Saturday.Lopinto suggested the shooting related to frayed nerves over the wait to get gas.”It is unbelievable that people can’t act like adults in this situation. (…) For somebody to lose their life over getting gas, is absolutely ridiculous,” Lopinto told reporters Friday.Entergy Louisiana, which provides electric service to more than 1 million customers, projects power will be restored to the vast majority of its customers by Wednesday, CNN has reported.”I am cautiously optimistic that the timeline that has been provided by Entergy will be complete by those deadlines,” New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell said on Friday. The storm made landfall August 29 as a Category 4 hurricane, leading to the deaths of at least 13 people in Louisiana and Mississippi and devastating infrastructure there. Remnants of the storm then pummeled the East Coast on Wednesday, triggering flash floods and tornadoes and killing dozens more. As Louisiana tries to recover, the state attorney general announced Friday an investigation into the deaths of some nursing home residents who were being sheltered in a warehouse ahead of the storm.5th person transported to Louisiana hurricane shelter dies as state declares investigation5th person transported to Louisiana hurricane shelter dies as state declares investigation5th person transported to Louisiana hurricane shelter dies as state declares investigationFour residents had died by the time the investigation was announced, though a fifth died after being removed from the shelter, officials said Friday. More than 800 residents of seven nursing homes had been brought to the warehouse in the town of Independence ahead of the storm, and all were removed by Thursday over concerns about conditions there, officials said. The town’s police chief said it appeared the operators were struggling to meet patient needs and the facility struggled to maintain power, and the attorney general has said the investigation will focus on who sent patients to the “apparently unsafe and potentially inappropriate facility.”Biden visits Louisiana: ‘I promise to have your backs’As of Saturday morning, the majority of gas stations in Baton Rouge (74.3%) and New Orleans (65.6%) were without gas, according to outages compiled by GasBuddy. More than half of the gas stations in Lafayette similarly didn’t have gas.Those outages are being driven by a combination of spiking demand and complications supplying the fuel caused by power outages, analysts said. President Joe Biden visited Louisiana on Friday to survey damage from Hurricane Ida, acknowledged people’s frustration at the pace of power restoration, and promised federal help. Twin sisters Bridget and Rosalie Serigny, 66, search for personal items stored in their destroyed shed in Golden Meadow, Louisiana, on Wednesday.Twin sisters Bridget and Rosalie Serigny, 66, search for personal items stored in their destroyed shed in Golden Meadow, Louisiana, on Wednesday.Twin sisters Bridget and Rosalie Serigny, 66, search for personal items stored in their destroyed shed in Golden Meadow, Louisiana, on Wednesday.”We’re not going to leave any community behind, rural, city, coastal, and I promise to have your backs until this gets done,” Biden said.Thursday afternoon, the Biden administration announced it would be releasing 1.5 million barrels of crude oil from America’s emergency stockpile, hoping to eventually help ease gas shortages.In severely flooded St. John the Baptist Parish west of New Orleans, some water service is being restored, but much of the area still is without necessities, parish President Jaclyn Hotard said. “There is no power anywhere in the parish, and we’re still struggling with communications,” Hotard told CNN’s Bianna Golodryga on Friday. “When we were in neighborhoods today just assessing needs on the ground, many people don’t know of all of the places we have available for pod sites, with ice and water and MREs and other food distribution, because they don’t have any communications and/or they don’t have any electricity to charge up the communications they do have,” Hotard said. Universities still adaptingUniversities that canceled classes and evacuated students from the area still are adapting.Tulane University in New Orleans is rebuilding its fall academic calendar, including refund dates and holidays, the university said Friday.Tulane previously had said classes would be canceled until at least mid-September. The university this week helped bus students to Houston, where the school planned to provide food and accommodations until students could fly home.Tulane said power restoration at the university is underway, and told students it would respond to inquiries as soon as it could.”We understand that some milestones typically included in the academic calendar are not yet published. Decisions on these dates are forthcoming, and we will update the Fall 2021 Academic Calendar and notify students as these details are published,” the university said.Loyola University New Orleans also canceled classes for at least two weeks and shuttled students to Mississippi and Alabama.

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