(NewsReady.com) – On August 29, Hurricane Ida slammed into the Gulf Coast of the US as a Category 4 storm. It’s tied for the fifth most powerful storm ever to hit the country, and caused a tremendous amount of damage. Not only did dozens of people die, but it also impacted animals and marine life.
A group of rescue workers, including police in Slidell, Louisiana, SeaWorld Rescue, NOAA Fisheries, and others, saved a bottlenose dolphin that found itself stuck in a canal because of the powerful storm. The team was able to capture the mammal using a net, evaluate it, and then release it back into the Gulf of Mexico. Scientists say the dolphin’s trip onto the mainland didn’t hurt it.
The dolphin was sent to a marine facility in Mississippi where it was evaluated before being returned to the wild. pic.twitter.com/Do8WJP2wJh
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That wasn’t the only animal rescue in Louisiana to get attention after the hurricane. In St. Bernard Parish, tape footage showed workers using chainsaws to free a cow. The animal somehow got stuck in a tree. The parish employees stood in waist-deep water to free the animal.
These are the kind of heartwarming stories that provide bright spots during a tragic situation. However, it’s likely going to take years for the human victims of Ida to repair what they lost.
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