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A person looking over damage caused by Hurricane Ida in Kenner, La., on Aug. 30. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said Monday the damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, one of the strongest hurricanes to hit the state on record, "is really catastrophic."

The latest: New Orleans' emergency services are back online and working to respond with power still out. The city has warned residents to beware of downed power lines, flood waters and storm debris.

  • The city also requested residents who evacuated not to return until notified.
  • New Orleans Public Schools are closed until further notice. Several other districts across southern Louisiana have also announced closures.
  • Tulane University closed its campus. It also cancelled classes through Sept. 12. Students who remained in New Orleans will be evacuated to Houston, and classes will be online through Oct. 6. In-person classes will restart on Oct. 11, following fall break.

Edwards, speaking on NBC's "Today" show, did not confirm if there were additional deaths beyond the first death that had been confirmed on Sunday night but said, "I fully expect the confirmed death total to go up considerably."

  • Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that deputies responding to reports of a tree falling on a person in Prairieville on Sunday night "confirmed that the victim" had died.

What he's saying: The damage from Hurricane Ida, while severe, would have been far more extensive if Louisiana's levee system did not hold throughout the storm, Edwards said.

By the numbers: More than 1 million customers in the state, particularly in the southeast, were still without power on Monday.

  • Entergy Louisiana, one of the energy providers in the state, said in a statement Sunday that people could be without power for weeks after the storm passes.

The big picture: Though Ida has weakened to a tropical depression, it is still projected to bring heavy rainfall and flooding to the South into parts of the East as it moves inland, according to the National Weather Service.

Go deeper: Climate change lurks behind Hurricane Ida's unnerving intensification rate

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How a natural disaster can bring couples closer together

A couple walks through a neighborhood in Houston hit hard by Hurricane Harvey in August 2017. Photo: Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post via Getty Images

As stressful and destructive as they are, natural disasters can bring married couples closer together, per new research out of the University of Texas.

How it works: UT researchers had surveyed 231 newly-wed couples about their relationship satisfaction when Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast in August 2017.

  • The storm submerged at least a quarter of Harris County, inflicting at least $125 billion of total damage in Texas and Louisiana.
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Facebook changes corporate name to Meta

Screen shot of CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the company's "Connect" virtual event

CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday said the social media giant is renaming its company Meta.

Why it matters: The effort is meant to shift its image from a social media platform to a “metaverse” company that focuses on building virtual work and social communities.

Dan Primack, author of Pro Rata
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Filings show Sweetgreen isn't profitable, despite claims

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Restaurant chain Sweetgreen on Monday filed to go public, and revealed that it lost money in each year since 2014.

Why it matters: The company lied when it repeatedly told reporters it was profitable.