da is expected to strike Louisiana
so NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (AP) – Hurricane Ida made landfall in Cuba on Friday and is
expected to smash into Louisiana with catastrophic power over the weekend, forcing residents
of New Orleans and the surrounding coastal area to evacuate.
As it passed over western Cuba on Friday, Ida quickly developed from a tropical storm to a hurricane with
peak speeds of 80 mph (128 kph).
So It is expecting to develop into a Category 4 storm with peak winds of 140 mph (225 kph) before reaching
landfall near the US Gulf Coast late Sunday, because according to the National Hurricane Center.
During a Friday press conference with Louisiana Gov.
So John Bel Edwards, National Weather Service meteorologist Benjamin Schott warned, “This will be a
life-altering storm for people who aren’t prepared.”
“By dark tomorrow night, you need to be where you want to be to ride out the storm,” the governor said,
urging people to prepare swiftly.
Also, Mayor LaToya Cantrell of New Orleans has called for voluntary evacuations.
She claimed it was impossible to order a forced evacuation since the storm had intensified so much in
such a short amount of time.
A mandatory evacuation often involves utilizing both lanes of highway traffic to remove but people from
“We don’t have the time to issue a forced evacuation,” says the mayor.
LaToya Cantrell, the mayor, said.
People should be prepare for extend power disruptions, according to city authorities, who also
advise senior residents to consider relocating.
According to Collin Arnold, the city’s emergency management director, the city may be subject to
strong winds for up to 10 hours.
Residents beyond the city’s levee defenses — a tiny fraction of the city’s population —in order to
evacuate earlier Friday, according to Cantrell.
Other coastal regions are subject to a combination of voluntary and forced evacuations.
The hurricane is anticipate to make landfall on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which
destroy a wide section of the Gulf Coast. Capt.
Ross Eichorn, a fishing guide on the shore 70 miles (112 kilometers) southwest of New Orleans, worries
that warm Gulf waters may turn Ida into a monster.
Prior to the hurricane, President Joe Biden authorized a federal emergency declaration for Louisiana.
FEMA intends to deploy over 150 medical professionals and nearly 50 ambulances to the Gulf Coast to
help overburdened hospitals, according to White House press secretary Jen Psaki.
“There’s no knowing what’s going to leave — if anything — with a direct hit,” Eichorn adds. “
Anyone who doesn’t worry has something wrong with them,” he said.
From Intracoastal City to the mouth of the Pearl River, a hurricane warning is issuing for the
majority of the Louisiana coast.
The Mississippi-Alabama border has been under a tropical storm warning.
Hospitals in New Orleans will not be evacuated, according to officials. According to Dr. Jennifer Avengo,
the city’s health director, there’s little space for their patients elsewhere, with hospitals from Texas to
Florida already dealing with a surge of coronavirus cases.
Officials at Ochsner Health System, the state’s biggest hospital system, have purchased 10 days’ worth of
gasoline, food, medicines, and other supplies, as well as backup fuel contracts for its generators.
One bright spot was that the number of COVID-19 patients had decreased by 15% in the last week, from 988 to 836.
Ida is expected to strike Louisiana on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
Ida made an impact in Cuba’s southern Isle of Youth on Friday afternoon.
The Cuban government issued a hurricane warning for the country’s western provinces, So warning that
up to 20 inches (50 cm) of rain may fall in certain areas, and causing catastrophic flash floods and mudslides.
So The hurricane center warned that an even bigger threat will emerge over the Gulf, where predictions
agree that Ida will rapidly develop into a major hurricane before making landfall in the Mississippi River
delta late Sunday.
If the prediction holds true, Ida will strike on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall as a So
Category 3 storm with 125 mph (201 kph) winds near Buras because, Louisiana, just down the Mississippi
River from New Orleans.
From the central Louisiana coast to the Mississippi-Alabama state border, and Katrina is responsible for an
estimated 1,800 fatalities.
So A huge storm surge ravaged the coastline, obliterating homes.
Also, Federal levee breaches in New Orleans resulted in catastrophic floods. 80 percent of the city was
flooded, and many houses were flooded to the roofs.
Some of the victims were found drowned in their attics.
So As tens of thousands were trapped without electricity or running water, the Superdome and New
Orleans Convention Center became the site of searing agony.
so many people remembered Katrina as they rushed to prepare for Ida on Friday, queuing up for food,
petrol, and ice, as well as sandbags provided by the city.