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Now Casey -- with the -- he's in the wallets heading up our coverage there and Casey the power outages not only inconvenience.
But today became deadly.
Yes -- and -- other -- to -- a little bit of clarification because the president said there is no loss of life in that particular parish that he is visiting however we're getting sad news out of Jefferson Parish where a ninety year old man died today and he died I was a heat related death according to officials on the ground.
Found inside his home that had no electricity meaning.
Of course no air conditioning it's hot it's humid from all of the rains here and that brings the -- -- here in the United States.
108 in the wake of hurricane -- Entergy the power provider for the state of Louisiana says that some 100000.
Homes are still without power at this hour that's about 25000.
Fewer than when we talked to during studio B.
But utility crews from all over the United States have converged on this area there out there working on the polls they're trying to get the power restored as quickly as possible shepherd.
Although they say it could still be several days away -- There were evacuation orders there was Hershey's those have been lifted right Casey.
Yeah you know most of the evacuation orders in -- all of them have been lifted but that does not mean that folks are gonna be sleeping in their own beds under -- own roofs neighborhoods are still under water.
And you mentioned -- -- Paris today look at the video coming out of there some of the residents allowed to go back in for the first time.
And go along the lines of traffic up on the levees of myrtle grove down there in plaque -- people waiting to aboard boats just to get and many still cannot believe that a category one storm left all of this behind lesson.
The damage here.
And I think no where near what Hurricane Katrina.
Knowing I mean and what I'm saying is that there's more damage and destruction and water here today then there was what Katrina.
And Katrina was a very.
A very very early estimates put -- the damage Isaak has done at about two billion dollars -- on number that is likely to rise.
As more of these assessment teams -- out on the ground seeing what exactly he did when he came ashore here.
And Casey Stegall on the banks of the big muddy -- New Orleans Casey thanks so much in a story.
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