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Photos: The scene as Hurricane Ida slams the Gulf Coast

On the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s assault on New Orleans, Category 4 Ida bore down on the southeast Louisiana coastline after rapidly gaining strength Saturday night.

The powerhouse storm, packing winds of 150 mph, made landfall Sunday afternoon, walloping New Orleans with hurricane-force winds and heavy rain.

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Montegut fire chief Toby Henry in Bourg.

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Mark Felix/AFP/Getty Images

Emergency exit lights of a New Orleans hotel after it lost power.

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Patrick T. Fallon/AFP/Getty Images

Montegut and Bourg firefighters cut through trees on the road in Bourg.

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Mark Felix/AFP/Getty Images

People on Bourbon Street during a power outage in New Orleans.

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Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

A man passes by a section of roof that was blown off in New Orleans's French Quarter neighborhood.

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Eric Gay/AP

The Herbert family evacuates Lafayette ahead of Hurricane Ida on Sunday.

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Go Nakamura for The Washington Post

A truck in heavy winds and rain in Bourg.

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Mark Felix/AFP/Getty Images

The Royal Dutch Shell refinery in Norco.

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Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Barges docked on the Mississippi River in Destrehan.

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Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

The downtown skyline in New Orleans is largely shrouded in darkness on Sunday.

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Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post

A cyclist in New Orleans.

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Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post

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