Hurricane Ida, a Sustained winds storm, just arrived in Louisiana.
Hurricane Ida, a hurricane of catastrophic potential and life-threatening dimensions, has made landfall off the coast.
According to a tweet from either the National Weather Center, Ida made landfall at 11:55 a.m. CT as a Category 4 storm with sustained winds of 150 mph.
Ida made landfall in Port Fourchon, Louisiana, about 100 miles south of New Orleans, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Also, The Crescent City has been preparing for the storm’s arrival.
Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell advised residents and tourists who had not already evacuated the region to
remain indoors at a briefing shortly before Ida made ashore.
Cantrell said, “This is a very serious and very genuine scenario.”
Cantrell and other authorities believe the storm will have gone over New Orleans completely by Monday
But, until the storm passes, she advised people not to leave their houses until it is safe to do so.
“We should see some indications that we are moving out of this by Monday morning,” she added.
“However, you are not to leave the building until you have received further instructions from the city of
Also, People “definitely need to stay inside” for the rest of the storm, according to Collin Arnold, director
of the New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.
Also, Arnold said, “These are life-threatening winds.” “Power lines will be downed, structures will be
damaged, trees will be felled, and missiles will be launched.”
Ida comes on Katrina’s anniversary.
Also, Ida arrives on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s impact in southern Louisiana, which killed
over 1,800 people and caused $125 billion in damage throughout the area.
On Sunday, rain pelted Bourbon St. in New Orleans, which is usually a busy tourist destination. On the
audio stream, strong winds could be heard.
Also, Ida was upgraded to a Category 4 storm early Sunday morning, according to the National Hurricane
The center raised the urgency of Ida in its 7 a.m. CT alert, warning of “life-threatening” storm surges.
Also, Ida is intensifying and may develop into a Category 5 hurricane.
The storm’s enormous magnitude, according to Jamie Rhome, acting deputy director of the National Weather Center, is expected to inflict extensive devastation throughout the area.
“You’re talking about a broad swath of hurricane-force winds moving inland this afternoon and tonight,
hitting the New Orleans region with hurricane-force winds and definitely gusts in that those
circumstances would undoubtedly knock down trees, extensive power outages,” Rhome warned early
Gov. John Bel Edwards warned in a Saturday briefing that Ida is anticipated to be one of the strongest
storms to strike Louisiana since the 1850s.
People throughout Louisiana are starting to evacuate, according to the governor, who is warning residents to be cautious.
“While the storm will diminish when it reaches landfall, it is such a tremendous storm right now that it
will be very forceful as far north as Baton Rouge and even beyond,” Edwards said.
Storms are becoming considerably more powerful as a result of climate change.
Hurricanes that develop over warm ocean water, as Ida did, are more likely to be bigger and more
Global sea surface temperatures are rising as a result of climate change.
“Hurricanes are becoming more powerful as a result of climate change for a variety of reasons.
In a warmer climate, they tend to retain more rain “Rhome said. “It’s humid [and] retains more moisture
in the summer.
Also, The same is true in the case of hurricanes. Warmer weather allows them to retain more moisture,
which implies more rain or the possibility for very severe rainfall.”
Also, President Biden said in a video briefing on Saturday that the United States has seen additional
severe weather occurrences in recent weeks.
He also mentioned the coronavirus pandemic’s lasting impact on emergency response operations.
“Hurricane Ida is following in the footsteps of Tropical Storm Henri, which caused terrible floods in
Tennessee and you’ve all been a part of the COVID-19 response for months,” the president added.
“You’re stressed out, but you don’t show it. You’ve been fantastic.”