Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall In The State Of Louisiana As Category 4

The powerful hurricane Ida, considered category 4, made landfall over the state of Louisiana, in the southern United States.

The state has spent weeks preparing for eventual natural disasters that could collapse emergency services. In the heads of most citizens is what was generated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, something that has motivated the displacement of thousands of them towards the interior of the continent.


Louisiana’s hospital system is preparing for the arrival of the hurricane by equipping it with electricity generators and water heaters to guarantee energy and hot water for patients. Some patients in coastal areas, such as Morgan City, were relocated at the facility, toward the center of the state, but there would be no plans to transfer patients outside the company’s network, the system’s chief executive, Warner Thomas, said during a conference call. virtual press on Friday.

Louisiana State Governor Jon Bel Edwards said:

5,000 National Guard soldiers were organizing in 14 churches to ensure search and rescue efforts with vehicles, boats and helicopters. And 10,000 electricians are prepared to respond to power outages.

Edwards emphasized the state’s hurricane risk reduction system. The National Guard has been activated with emergency operations and the state fire marshal’s office has more than 100 boats in southern Louisiana. State officials are prepared to respond to widespread power outages and shelter services are provided throughout the state.

Also, Edwards urged residents to evacuate to the north and west of the state, emphasizing preparing food and water along with medications and following storm updates to better control the situation.

The mobilizations have also advanced rapidly

“This will be a storm that could change the lives of those who are unprepared,” National Weather Service meteorologist Benjamin Schott said during a news conference with the governor on Friday.

As thousands of people headed to the airport, the region’s Transportation Security Administration spokesman recommended that those flying from New Orleans call their airlines to reschedule pending flights and confirmed the airport closure and flight cancellation. arrival and departure.

On Friday, President Biden approved Louisiana’s request for an emergency declaration, authorizing the Federal Emergency Agency to coordinate disaster relief efforts. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves also declared a state of emergency on Saturday before the storm.

Hurricane Ida Make Landfall In The State of Louisiana As Category 4
Vehicles are heading east on the twin stretches of Interstate 10 out of New Orleans, while only a few cars are heading west back into the city before Hurricane Ida makes landfall in New Orleans. A combination of voluntary and mandatory evacuations have been called in cities and communities throughout the region, including New Orleans, where the mayor ordered a mandatory evacuation for areas outside of the city’s evacuation system and a voluntary evacuation for residents within the system. Vehicles are heading east on the twin stretches of Interstate 10 out of New Orleans, while only a few cars are heading west back into the city before Hurricane Ida makes landfall in New Orleans. A combination of voluntary and mandatory evacuations have been called in cities and communities throughout the region, including New Orleans, where the mayor ordered a mandatory evacuation for areas outside of the city’s evacuation system and a voluntary evacuation for residents within the system. AP – Matthew Hinton

 

The forecasts are increasingly worrying residents of the area

The storm could leave “people homeless along the coast for some time and areas around New Orleans and Baton Rouge could be without power for weeks,” the National Weather Service said.


The hurricane presents a catastrophic scenario, a storm that passes through warm waters, in an area conducive to strengthening and is heading to a state that is extremely vulnerable to flooding due to the geographical position in which it is located.

Winds from the storm are of concern as they increased to nearly 85 mph on Saturday, and a rapid strengthening is expected over the next 24 to 36 hours as Ida moves north over the Gulf of Mexico. The storm is forecast to become an “extremely dangerous hurricane” with “catastrophic wind damage” after making landfall, according to the National Hurricane Center.

AP and Reuters were sources for this article

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