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The Aftermath of Hurricane Ida Causes Massive Flooding in Wilmington

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Delaware received high levels of rain and wind as the remnants of Hurricane Ida created catastrophic damage and massive flooding.

After Hurricane Ida ripped apart the state of Louisiana on Sunday, August 29, it continued its journey north on Wednesday afternoon into early Thursday morning, hitting Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey hard. Although Delaware was not impacted as severely as the surrounding states, parts of New Castle County were underwater on the morning of September 2, especially around the Brandywine. The Brandywine Creek overflowed, causing massive flooding in the area, sparking power outages and making numerous roads impassable.

With its devastating impact to Louisiana and states along the East Coast, Hurricane Ida was one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the United States, according to the Associated Press. In a sad parallel, Ida hit Louisiana on the same day as Hurricane Katrina 16 years later, knocking out the power in New Orleans, causing destruction to Louisiana and ravaging most of the East Coast as it moved north.

Scroll below for photo evidence of how Hurricane Ida impacted Delaware and its residents. Tag us @delawaretodaymagazine on Instagram if you have a photo to share.

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