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Power Outages In Louisiana Put Elderly, Disabled People At Risk

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In Louisiana, it's likely to be weeks before most people get the power back after the passage of Ida. For many, it's a terrible inconvenience, but for the elderly and people with disabilities, it can be life-threatening.

Here & Now's Tonya Mosley talks with Emily Woodruff, a health reporter for the Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate newspaper.

Find out how to help people impacted by Hurricane Ida here

This segment aired on September 1, 2021.

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