US Coast Guard Surveys Ida Damage in Grand Isle, Louisiana

The US Coast Guard (USCG) conducted search and rescue operations and assessed damage along coastal Louisiana on Monday, August 30, after Hurricane Ida devastated the region.

This footage, released by USCG Heartland, shows the damage in Grand Isle, Louisiana.

More than 28 aviation assets and about 21 shallow-water response assets were dispatched to flooded and damaged areas, according to the USCG.

“The Coast Guard will continue to provide search and rescue capabilities, assess the damage done by Hurricane Ida, repair aids-to-navigation, and ensure the ports along the Gulf Coast can be safely reopened for the flow of maritime commerce,” said Capt Tracy Phillips, area commander for the Ida response, in a press release. Credit: USCG Heartland via Storyful