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People in LaPlace, La. are used to storms. They've never seen anything like Hurricane Ida.

August 31, 2021 | 4:18 PM GMT
Hurricane Ida caused widespread flooding in LaPlace, La., west of New Orleans. On Aug. 30, people emerged from their homes to assess the damage.