Hurricanes swept through the southern United States with strong winds that knocked down trees and power lines, killing three people
Hurricanes hit the coast of Louisiana with winds of 175 kilometers per hour, cutting off electricity to 2.5 million residents from Louisiana to North Carolina.
Police said a New Orleans man was electrocuted, while another was killed by storm surges in Mississippi. A third was killed by a tree falling due to winds in Georgia.
The hurricanes are the fifth storm to hit Louisiana this year. The hurricane stopped 85 percent of offshore oil production in the US Gulf of Mexico, and prompted energy companies to close offshore pipelines and evacuate workers from 230 offshore platforms.