Before and after pictures show devastating impact of Storm Ida

Ida has proven to be the fifth-most powerful storm to ever hit the United States.

So far 64 people have been confirmed dead across eight states, including 25 in New Jersey and 11 in Louisiana.

After it first struck the Deep South on Sunday, it has caused mass devastation along the East Coast, with the most fatalities in New Jersey and New York.

Torrential rainfall has caused a highway to collapse, a sports stadium to flood and cars to be washed away with people trapped inside.

Here Sky News uses satellite images to reveal the devastating extent of Ida on two of the worst-affected states.

New Brunswick

New Jersey baseball park

Manville

Barataria

BEFORE IMAGE This combination of satellite images provided by Maxar Technologies shows a closer view of Barataria, La., on Nov. 22, 2020, top, and flooding and storm damage of the same area on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, bottom, following Hurricane Ida. PIC:MAXAR/AP
AFTER IMAGE This combination of satellite images provided by Maxar Technologies shows a closer view of Barataria, La., on Nov. 22, 2020, top, and flooding and storm damage of the same area on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, bottom, following Hurricane Ida. PIC:MAXAR/AP

Jean Lafitte

AFTER IMAGE This combination of satellite images provided by Maxar Technologies shows homes in Jean Lafitte, La., on Nov. 22, 2020, top, and the same area on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, bottom, after Hurricane Ida flooded the area. PIC:AP/MAXAR
AFTER IMAGE This combination of satellite images provided by Maxar Technologies shows homes in Jean Lafitte, La., on Nov. 22, 2020, top, and the same area on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, bottom, after Hurricane Ida flooded the area. PIC:AP/MAXAR idabeforeafter

LaPlace

BEFORE PICTURE This combination of satellite images provided by Maxar Technologies shows buildings and homes in LaPlace, La., on Dec. 9, 2020, top, before they were damaged by Hurricane Ida and on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, bottom, following the storm. PIC:MAXAR/AP
AFTER PICture This combination of satellite images provided by Maxar Technologies shows buildings and homes in LaPlace, La., on Dec. 9, 2020, top, before they were damaged by Hurricane Ida and on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, bottom, following the storm. PIC:MAXAR/AP

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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