Yesterday, the US state of Louisiana was hit by Ida, a “life-changing” hurricane that brought winds of up to 150 miles per hour. The wind blew many trees. At least one person could have died this way CNN.
In Louisiana, according to the American channel, there are 940 thousand homes without electricity, and in neighboring Mississippi, more than 27 thousand homes are in the dark. The electricity provider says it is investigating the problems, but cannot promise a solution right away.
In addition, the height of the water creates dangerous situations. Weather services are warning residents of several coastal municipalities not to “urge residents to look up”. In some places, between 15 and 25 centimeters of rain fell in a short time yesterday. The rain hasn’t stopped yet.
a lot of damage
Since then, Ida has moved further inland, becoming weak there into a “Category Two” storm. Nine hours after Ida made landfall, it was officially no longer a major hurricane. However, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards warned that Ida had caused a lot of damage in the state.
“Southwest Louisiana is tough, this is a devastating storm,” he told CNN last night.
Search and rescue operations
He explained that the rescuers could not withdraw yet due to the high wind speed. “As soon as possible, we will begin intensive search and rescue operations.”
Meanwhile, a local New Orleans news channel reported on Twitter that water was gushing across the desktop:
On social media, people are sharing more photos of rain and wind in the area by Ida:
Sixteen years after Hurricane Katrina
This weekend marks the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, one of the worst natural disasters in American history.
New Orleans was then 80 percent underwater. More than 1,800 people died as a result of the natural disaster. The damage amounted to billions of dollars.
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