Hurricane Ida hit the coast United States This Sunday (29) and Type 4 caused the storm that is considered the most dangerous (Watch the video above). He played at Louisiana State Stadium after noon local (2pm EDT).
The National Hurricane Center (NHC, in its original synopsis) has warned of catastrophic damage from dangerous winds and floods (see pictures below). Prolonged power outages are expected in the region.
In Louisiana, more than 700,000 people were already without electricity this Sunday night, according to the PowerOutage.US website. In New Orleans, electricity was cut off.
The most dangerous type 4 hurricane Ida hits the ground near Port Forsyth [160 km ao sul de Nova Orleans], Louisiana, “The Ida came to the U.S. coast exactly 16 years after Katrina devastated the area in 2005.
It had been raining heavily in the deserted streets of New Orleans since morning, where residents climbed windows and stuffed sandbags. At a speed of about 240 km / h the Port Fort was directly affected.
Located in the Gulf of Mexico, Fortune is the land base of the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP), the largest private crude oil terminal in the United States, which ceased supply before the storm. This is because the forecasts indicated potential impacts on its operational areas (Read more about LOOP at the end of this article).
Louisiana Governor John Bell Edwards said Ida would cause one of the biggest storms to hit the state since the 1850s.
“There is no doubt that the coming days and weeks will be very difficult,” Edwards said Sunday, adding that some will have to be refugees for up to 72 hours. “Find a safe environment in your home and stay there until the storm passes,” he wrote on a social network.
Edwards expressed concern that hospital beds were already being occupied by Govt patients, which would further complicate the situation. (Read more below).
President Joe Biden Considering Ida to be “a life-threatening storm”, “she continues to destroy everything she comes in contact with.” After a meeting with federal emergency management officials, he urged anyone in the hurricane’s path to seek immediate shelter and follow official recommendations.
Amid emergency warnings of catastrophic damage, most residents followed the authorities’ recommendations to leave the area. Ahead of the arrival of Ida, a record number of people were congested on New Orleans’ exit highways.
In an area in eastern New Orleans, some residents were making last-minute preparations this Sunday morning. “I didn’t know I was ready,” said Charles Fields, 60, who still took his garden furniture home. “But we have to face him.”
In 2005, the house of Katrina Fildes was flooded – the water reached 3.3 meters. “Let’s see how it can be handled [desta vez]He said.
There is a forecast that Ida will head northeast this Monday (30) morning.
In the video below, you can see the plane crashing while taking pictures from inside Hurricane Ida:
Flight pilot Ida takes pictures from Hurricane
In the video below, you can see water seeping into a house in Grand Isle, Louisiana:
Water seeped into an American home during Hurricane Ida
Below, see photos of Hurricane Ida passing through the United States:
Photo shows a man crossing a destroyed structure after Hurricane Ida in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 29, 2021 – Photo: Eric K / AB
August 29, 2021 Bay St. Louis, Mississippi Photo shows a vehicle partially submerged after Hurricane Ida – Photo: Steve Helper / AB
Photo taken from August 29, 2021, showing the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, blowing 240 km / h on the first day of Hurricane Ida – Photo: Patrick D. Fallen / AFP
August 29, 2021 Photo shows the arrival of Hurricane Ida in New Orleans, Louisiana – Photo: Patrick D. Fallen / AFP
‘Important test,’ says the governor
Louisiana Governor John Bell Edwards warned Sunday that Hurricane Ida was “an important test” for the state’s flood prevention system, which was expanding after Katrina’s catastrophic path.
He also told CNN that hundreds of thousands of residents had fled their homes. He added that the situation “causes us many challenges” because “hospitals” [estão] Govt is full of patients. ”
Louisiana is one of the worst-hit states with the lowest vaccination rates. With 2,700 admissions this Saturday (28), hospital admissions are close to the highest levels of the epidemic.
This Sunday also marks the 16th anniversary of Katrina, which flooded 80% of New Orleans, killing 1,800 people and causing billions of dollars in damage.
“It’s very painful to think of another powerful storm that made landfall Ida this year,” Edwards said earlier.
The White House said Sunday that federal agencies have mobilized more than 2,000 emergency workers (including 13 urban search and rescue teams) in the region, including food and water supply and electricity generators.
Local authorities, the Red Cross and other organizations have prepared dozens of shelters for at least 16,000 people, the White House added.
Plans to deal with the hurricane and evacuate refugees were complicated by Govt-19. Announcing a state of emergency in Louisiana, President Joe Biden on Saturday called on all people in the camps to wear camps and maintain a safe distance.
The oil terminal is affected
Hurricane Ida is coming to the United States – Photo: NOAA / via Reuters
LOOP’s Marine Terminal is located in open water about 29 km off the coast of Louisiana. The ground floor is in Port Forton.
Louisiana Port is the only deep water terminal in the United States capable of unloading super tankers. According to the Port Forsyth website, this includes:
- About 10% to 15% of U.S. domestic oil;
- 10% to 15% of foreign oil imports;
- It is connected to more than half of the U.S. refining capacity;
- It also supplies 90% of the deep sea oil production in the Gulf of Mexico.
On Sunday, more than 95% of oil production in the Gulf of Mexico in the United States was halted, producing 1.74 million barrels a day. The Gulf supplies about 17% of the country’s oil.
Hurricane Ida wreaked havoc in Cuba
According to the Granma newspaper, Hurricane Ida made landfall in western Cuba on Friday night (27) with Type 1, causing some material damage and electrocution. (Watch the video above).
Meanwhile, Hurricane Nora killed a Spanish minor in the Mexican state of Jalisco (west of the country) and left a woman missing, a typhoon that hit the region on Saturday.
Nora lost strength, and this Sunday, at the peak of the state of Sinaloa, was the level of a tropical storm. But according to the NHC, “heavy rains and floods” continued in the southeast and west of the country.
Last weekend, another hurricane, Grace, struck the Mexican region of Veracruz (east) as a type 3 and killed at least 11 people in the state and neighboring Puebla (central).
Scientists have warned that the number of strong hurricanes will increase as the ocean surface warms due to global warming.
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