Hurricane Ida has made landfall in Louisiana, bringing devastating floods and violent 150mph winds. Video footage captured the superior damaging energy of the Class 4 hurricane.
Ida landed on the Gulf Coast on Sunday at round noon, first hitting Louisiana’s southernmost level of Port Fourchon. The Nationwide Hurricane Heart reported sustained winds of 150mph (240km/h), and cameras arrange on close by Grand Isle captured the torrential storm surge that adopted.
Excessive video out of Grand Isle Louisiana as Hurricane Ida makes landfall. 150+mph wind gust reported and catastrophic storm surge is happening. This video was simply earlier than the surge cam was taken down, complete island possible underwater. Vid Creds video John Humphress/Severestudios. pic.twitter.com/W21co65VBG
— Western_Kansas_Wx (@300MphEF5) August 29, 2021
Grand Isle wind gust 136 mph, present view of surge and wind from Christie Angelette. #lawx @FOX8NOLA pic.twitter.com/YkHkqtGwk3
— Zack Fradella (@ZackFradellaWx) August 29, 2021
The storm surge in some coastal areas is predicted to be as excessive as 16 ft (4.8 meters), and storm warnings are in impact from Mississippi to Alabama’s japanese border with Florida.
Residents of Port Fourchon and different low-lying coastal areas had been suggested to evacuate a number of days in the past. Residents of New Orleans, round 50 miles (80km) north of Ida’s landfall, have been additionally urged to flee, and highways out of town have been clogged with visitors late on Saturday and into Sunday morning. Those that didn’t make it out by Sunday have been urged to remain indoors and put together to shelter in place for twenty-four hours.
Because the storm closed in on the Massive Simple, movies confirmed lashing rain, flooded streets, and uprooted timber.
This was from moments in the past in New Orleans. Wind gusts are beginning to get very sturdy. @accuweather pic.twitter.com/TGZgCWuAum
— Kim Leoffler (@kimleoffler) August 29, 2021
I've been watching the Landry's Seafood Home digital camera in New Orleans. Waves from Lake Pontchartrain crashing into the parking zone as Hurricane #Ida approaches. Completely horrific, and this isn't even the worst of it. #lawx @NWSNewOrleans pic.twitter.com/tvlsjHOjiS
— Jenna Petracci (@JennaPetracciWX) August 29, 2021
Below steel-gray skies, the usually bustling and tourist-packed streets of the French Quarter have been abandoned, save for the occasional courageous wanderer and one jazz musician seemingly decided to maintain the music going till the final potential second.
Only one older gentleman on Bourbon St proper now taking photos. 😲 #NewOrleans #Ida pic.twitter.com/SNagK6emQI
— eweather (@Eweather13) August 29, 2021
The music by no means stops in New Orleans. Not even for a "life altering" hurricane #HurricaneIda pic.twitter.com/wc3s8STIEq
— Phil Lavelle 📺 (@phillavelle) August 29, 2021
By early afternoon, areas exterior the safety of town’s levees have been already underwater. Energy outages have been reported, and sewage pumping stations started to fail. Except for these pumps, almost 100 water pumps hold floodwater exterior town. These shall be essential in averting catastrophic injury, and in keeping with the Climate Channel, most have been functioning forward of Ida’s landfall, with 96 out of 99 pumps on-line on Saturday.
Hwy 90 in New Orleans Wast exterior the levee safety. #hurricaneida pic.twitter.com/pJBRIopepP
— WXChasing (Brandon Clement) (@bclemms) August 29, 2021
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards stated Ida could possibly be the state’s worst direct hit by a storm because the 1850s. Nevertheless, the governor advised CBS Information on Sunday that town’s levees ought to maintain in opposition to the storm, after they have been upgraded within the wake of Hurricane Katrina, which laid waste to a lot of New Orleans on the identical day 16 years earlier.
Looting and lawlessness plagued New Orleans within the aftermath of Katrina, and NOPD Police Chief Shaun Ferguson advised reporters on Sunday that related scenes wouldn’t be tolerated this time round. “We is not going to permit any looting throughout this course of, and we shall be on the market to implement that,” he said.
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