Hurricane Ida

Searches, sorrow in wake of Ida’s destructive, deadly floods

By Mike Catalini, Wayne Perry and Michael R. Sisak

Police went door to door in search of more possible victims and drew up lists of the missing as the death toll rose to 49 on Friday in the catastrophic flooding set off across the Northeast by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. The disaster underscored with heartbreaking clarity how vulnerable the U.S. is to the extreme weather that climate change is bringing.