Hurricane Ida Targets Louisiana, Could Make Landfall As Category 4, On 16th Anniversary Of Katrina
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Please refer to excerpt from wikipedia on Hurricane Ida, in italics, below:
Hurricane Ida is an explosively intensifying tropical cyclone that is currently threatening the Gulf Coast of the United States. The ninth named storm, the fourth hurricane, and second major hurricane of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, Ida originated from a tropical wave first monitored by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) on August 23, moving into the Caribbean Sea and developing into a tropical storm on August 26. On August 27, Ida became a Category 1 hurricane and initiated rapid intensification on the next day, becoming a Category 2 hurricane at 18:00 UTC on August 28. Ida further intensified into a Category 3 hurricane by 06:00 UTC on August 29, and within an hour, became the first Category 4 hurricane of the season.
Watch live satellite images and an animated forecast cone of Hurricane Ida as it churns toward the Gulf Coast, in the video published on Aug. 27, 2021, “LIVE: Tracking Hurricane Ida | NBC News“, below:
Hurricane Ida is in the Gulf of Mexico, making its way to the Gulf Coast, with a likely landfall Sunday in Louisiana, in the video published on Aug. 28, 2021, “Hurricane Ida Update: Storm continues to strengthen as it heads toward Louisiana“, below:
Millions are preparing as Hurricane Ida gets closer to making landfall, in the video published on Aug. 28, 2021, “Urgent evacuations underway in Louisiana“, below:
Exactly 16 years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the region, Louisiana is once again bracing for a powerful hurricane. Businesses are boarding up windows and families are evacuating houses. Omar Villafranca takes a look, in the video published on Aug. 28, 2021, “Louisiana scrambling to prepare for powerful Hurricane Ida“, below:
A powerful hurricane packing catastrophic winds and a potentially life-threatening storm surge is expected to make landfall in Louisiana tomorrow, in the video published on Aug. 29, 2021, “Powerful hurricane hurtling towards US Gulf Coast|9 News Australia“, below
People stacked sandbags, boarded up homes, and filled gas cans in the New Orleans area on Aug. 28 to get ready for Hurricane Ida, which is forecast to hit the Gulf Coast as a Category 4 storm on Aug. 29. Some locals heeded evacuation orders, while others decided to stay, in the video published on Aug. 28, 2021, “Louisiana makes final preparations as Hurricane Ida closes in“, below:
Hurricane Ida lashed Cuba with high winds and heavy rain, and the storm is now moving toward Louisiana. Officials fear the warmer waters in the Gulf of Mexico could strengthen the storm to a Category 4. NBC’s Morgan Chesky reports for Weekend TODAY in New Orleans, and NBC Washington’s Somara Theodore is tracking the system’s path, in the video published on Aug. 28, 2021, “Hurricane Ida Targets Louisiana, Could Make Landfall As Category 4“, below:
Dr. Mark Kline, Physician-in-Chief of Children’s Hospital New Orleans, tells Jonathan Capehart that his “staff is exhausted” due to a surge of children infected with Covid-19 and “the last thing in the world that we need right now is a category four storm.” in the video published on Aug. 28, 2021, “Louisiana Hospitals ‘Stretched Very Thin’ Brace For Hurricane Ida“, below:
May most of the residents have time to evacuate or be prepared for what is to come.
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker
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