Photos: Hurricane Ida strikes the Louisiana coast

Hurricane Ida barreled into the Louisiana coast on Sunday, packing winds more powerful than Hurricane Katrina and a devastating storm surge that threatens to inundate New Orleans with mass flooding, power outages and destruction.

Montegut fire chief Toby Henry walks back to his fire truck in the rain

Montegut (La.) As Hurricane Ida passes, Fire Chief Toby Henry walks back in the rain to his fire truck as firefighters cut through Bourg, La. trees.

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A person crosses the street during Hurricane Ida in New Orleans.

A person struggles with strong wind and rain as he crosses Canal Street in New Orleans during Hurricane Ida.

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Vehicles are damaged after the front of a building collapsed.

Damage to vehicles after the front of a building collapsed in the hurricane that hit New Orleans on Sunday.

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A camera crew films a reporter in rain and high water.

A news crew reports from the edge of Lake Pontchartrain, New Orleans, Sunday.

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An abandoned vehicle is half-submerged in a ditch.

A half-submerged vehicle is seen in a ditch when the outer bands of Hurricane Ida arrive Sunday at Bay St. Louis, Miss.

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Two people wear life vests on a personal watercraft.

A resident navigating a personal watercraft carries a canoe when Hurricane Ida’s outer bands arrive Sunday in Bay St. Louis.

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A man walks by a river in the rain.

A man walks along the Mississippi River in New Orleans’ French Quarter on Sunday morning.

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Children and adults stand in rain and wind.

Tony Hilliard and his family pose for a photo in New Orleans on Sunday.

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A woman holds a young boy next to a dog.

Ann Colette Boudreaux comforts her grandson Abel in New Orleans on Sunday.

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People load groceries into the trunk of a car.

Cornelis Alex, left, and Chris Derousselle (center), load their car with food & water Sunday in Lafayette.

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A person boards up the windows of a business.

Christian Zamora boards Lafayette’s windows Sunday, La.

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