Kehlani, Jacquees & More Artists Show Support to Louisiana During Hurricane Ida

Kehlani, Jacquees & More Artists Show Support to Louisiana During Hurricane Ida

Artists are sending their prayers and checking in with fans’ loved ones who are currently being impacted by Hurricane Ida in Louisiana.

The Category 4 storm barreling through the Gulf Coast comes at the same time as the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated Louisiana and nearby areas in late August 2005. On Monday (Aug. 30), the powerful tropical storm destroyed the Karnofsky Tailor Shop and Residence, which was once a second home to legendary jazz musician Louis Armstrong. According to the National Park Service, he used to live there with the Karnofskys, a Jewish family whom he worked for on their coal and junk wagons and who lent Armstrong money to buy his first cornet. A mural of fellow cornet player Charles “Buddy” Bolden, who helped pioneer the jazz genre, and his band that used to be on a nearby building no longer remains.

Much of New Orleans has lost power as there were 888,000 power outages on Monday morning, Entergy New Orleans CEO Deanna Rodriguez said in a press conference, according to NBC News. New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell also said approximately 200,000 residents chose to stay at home rather than evacuate.

Kehlani and Jacquees sent their prayers to Louisiana, while Questlove asked his followers for updates on how their family members living in the state were doing. Beyoncé‘s BeyGOOD Foundation partnered with celebrity chef José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen to help provide 100,000 meals to those in Lousiana.

We partnered with @wckitchen during the height of the pandemic & they have not stopped supporting communities where there is food insecurity. They are now providing 100k meals to those in Louisiana affected by Hurricane Ida. Visit to support their efforts.

— BeyGOOD (@BeyGood) August 30, 2021

See how artists are reacting to Hurricane Ida below.

praying up hard for my Louisiana folks. is there any sort of links for help out right now?

— Kehlani (@Kehlani) August 30, 2021

Lousiana family updates….are your loved ones doing ok?

— B.R.O.theR. ?uestion (@questlove) August 30, 2021

Prayers for Louisiana Love y’all

— King Of R&B (@Jacquees) August 30, 2021

pray for New Orleans

— Rolling Loud (@RollingLoud) August 29, 2021

Prayers up for Louisiana

— CHRIS TRAVIS (@KenshinTravis) August 30, 2021

praying for everyone affected by #HurricaneIda

— Amiyah Scott (@KingAmiyahScott) August 30, 2021

Praying for those affected by Hurricane Ida. Strong prayers!! ❤❤

— Viola Davis (@violadavis) August 30, 2021

My heart goes out to all the families and first responders dealing with #HurricaneIda Please stay safe.

— Reese Witherspoon (@ReeseW) August 30, 2021

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