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.