ALBAWABA – Hurricane Ida is ravaging Louisiana is it makes landfall. It is categorized as a Category 4 storm, beating across the state.
Security camera footage in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, shows streets and structures flooded over the course of an hour, just before Hurricane Ida made landfall as a major Category 4 storm. https://t.co/J8RRAK2TUZ pic.twitter.com/cX5fCxtLq9— ABC News (@ABC) August 30, 2021
Hurricane #Ida blasts ashore as one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the US reversing the flow of the Mississippi River as it rushes from the Louisiana coast into one of the nation’s most important industrial corridors.https://t.co/TWjB0t63Vu— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) August 30, 2021
US President Joe Biden has declared the area as a major disaster as Hurricane Ida lashes and creates havoc in the region.
More than 1 million are without electricity and this is likely to stay so for a while.
The social media has been rife in its coverage. One post states, and through security camera footage that streets and structures are flooded with water as the storm slams the Louisiana coast with battering winds.
In some cases, as reported in Laplace many residents are trapped in their homes due to floodwater caused by the Hurricane with one reported death so far with powerful winds ripping off part of the roof Lady of the Sea General Hospital with significant damage reported but no injuries.
More than a million customers without power in Louisiana as Hurricane Ida wreaks havoc upon the region https://t.co/745xcLarni— CNN (@CNN) August 30, 2021
All major cities such as New Orleans, Mississippi, Hattieburg, Gulfport, Baton Rouge and Morgan City in Louisiana are having problem with electricity with some being completely cut off as flash-flooding continues.
Powerful winds from Hurricane Ida ripped off part of the roof of Lady of the Sea General Hospital in Cut Off, Louisiana. No injuries reported despite the significant damage.— ABC News (@ABC) August 30, 2021
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This is the worst storm in 16 years as one post points out.
16 years to the day, yet another terrible, destructive hurricane in Louisiana. I remember #Katrina like it was yesterday. “Heck of a job, Brownie.” It was the first time I realized the system was truly broken. My heart goes out to everyone out there sitting in the dark.— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) August 30, 2021
Its “terrible” and “destructive” with another saying “I feel sick to my stomach watching this hurricane”, with the storm likely to close the Port of Louisiana for weeks with “serious economic US impact”.
Hurricane Ida has dropped to a Category 2 storm with maximum winds of 110 mph as it closes in on New Orleans, where power has been completely knocked out. More than 930,000 customers are without electricity across Louisiana, and 28,000 in Mississippi. https://t.co/fzkLpJeOdA— The Associated Press (@AP) August 30, 2021
Still others are keeping a stiff upper lip with the World Central Kitchen in Louisiana aiming to provide food for 100,000 people.
Chef Jose Andres @chefjoseandres and his extraordinary team at World Central Kitchen came from Haiti and are already based in Louisiana just to help feed residents after Hurricane Ida leaves. They are prepared to feed 100,000 people off the bat.— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) August 30, 2021
Heroes. Plain and simple. 💙👏
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