Hurricane Ida touched down local time on the southern coast of the United States on Sunday afternoon, the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Ida in Category 4, along with last year’s Hurricane Laura and the last island hurricane in 1856, is the most powerful storm to ever hit Louisiana – Writes And CNN.
Although the hurricane’s strength eased after it made shore and only reached a Category 2, it was still raging at 177 kilometers per hour local time late Sunday night. The wind was very strong The Mississippi River flowed back for a while. The storm is accompanied by a very large amount of rain.
Tropical Storm is already a fatal casualty after a tree fell on an unnamed person. However, the authorities drew attention to the fact that as long as the winds did not subside, no ambulances, firefighters or police would be able to supply anyone, so everyone was urged to stay covered.
According to the latest reports, more than 990,000 people in Louisiana have gone without electricity, and 30,000 in Mississippi. In New Orleans, they are only able to actually generate electricity from generators and some consumers don’t have power for up to weeks.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, hurricane protection systems were greatly enhanced in Louisiana and John Bel Edwards, the Louisiana governor said they’re also better prepared for the East. But he added that given the strength of the storm, the defense system would be subjected to an especially harsh test.
They should be prepared to stay indoors for at least 72 hours after the storm has left unaided. We will do our best to get there sooner than ever, with all possible resources available,
Added the governor, who also spoke about the fact that 4,900 National Guard personnel have been alerted, as well as 195 lifeboats, 73 ships and 34 helicopters to assist.
Sunday night, the White House announced that Joe Biden The US President declared Louisiana a disaster state and ordered federal assistance for reconstruction work.
The hurricane, which is losing strength, will leave Louisiana on Monday, then continue its journey into the United States and is expected to leave the continent via Connecticut and Massachusetts at dawn Friday.
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