NEW ORLEANS — More than a million people began a second day in darkness in storm-stricken Louisiana, facing the possibility of days or weeks without power.
In a briefing on Tuesday, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) said 80 percent of the state’s rescues from the prior day were in St. John the Baptist Parish.
“This storm was every bit as advertised,” he said from a briefing there. “The damage that we have seen here and that they’re dealing with is just catastrophic.”