A Curfew has been Imposed in New Orleans Due to Crime
OREANDA-NEWS. The authorities of New Orleans (Louisiana), de-energized after Hurricane Ida, imposed a curfew. «I have signed an order on the introduction of a curfew in the city, which takes effect immediately for all residents from 20:00 to 6:00», Mayor Latoya Cantrell said on her Twitter account on the night of Wednesday, September 1.
This measure was introduced to prevent crime, Cantrell explained. The hurricane knocked out the power supply system of New Orleans, plunging the city into darkness at night. Local police have already arrested several people for theft.
The mayor of New Orleans expressed hope that the power supply will be restored by the evening of September 1, but stressed that this does not mean that the entire 400-thousand city will soon return to normal life. First, the power supply will be supplied to critical infrastructure facilities — hospitals and emergency services.
Hurricane Ida hit the Gulf Coast on August 29. Local authorities called it the most powerful in the history of the region since 1850. Hundreds of people were evacuated. Four people were dead as a result of the disaster in the states of Louisiana and Mississippi. This number may increase taking into account the large-scale destruction caused by the hurricane.