Local time, Hurricane Ida touched down 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 CNN.
Although the hurricane’s strength waned after hitting the shore, only reaching Category Two, it was still gusting at 177 kph winds late Sunday night local time. The wind was very strong The Mississippi River Flowed Back For Some Time. The storm is also accompanied by a very large amount of rain.
Tropical Storm is already deadly 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 went without power in about Louisiana and 30,000 in Mississippi. In New Orleans, they can virtually generate electricity using only generators and some consumers cannot get electricity for up to weeks.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Louisiana’s hurricane protection systems were greatly enhanced, and John Bel Edwards, the Louisiana governor said they are as well prepared for Ida as possible. But he added that due to the strength of the storm, the defense system would be subjected to an especially severe test.
They should be prepared to stay indoors for at least 72 hours after the storm has left without assistance. We will do our best to get there as soon as possible, 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-stricken state and ordered federal assistance for restoration 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 on Friday.