Hurricane Ida hits the State of Louisiana
Hurricane Ida, one of the most severe hurricanes the United States has ever experienced, has reached the state of Louisiana on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. The hurricane that struck land turned into a tropical storm 16 hours later. The hurricane’s level is also described as “extremely dangerous”. promoted to category. Thousands of people from the state’s coastal areas were evacuated inland and into shelters due to the hurricane that gripped Louisiana. According to the statements made by the authorities, 2 people lost their lives and it is feared that this number will increase.
Due to the Hurricane’s squeezing excessive amounts of water into the mouth of the Mississippi River, the river’s flow began to flow backward for a while.
More than a million households in New Orleans were left without power as the hurricane’s speed occasionally reached 240 km/h. Entergy, Louisina’s largest electricity company, announced that they have not yet determined the source of the power outages, and that they expect it to take days to determine the damage of the hurricane, and “weeks” to fix the power outages. State officials announced that power and communications blackouts made search and rescue efforts difficult. 5,000 national guards have been deployed for search and rescue efforts in the state. Due to the difficulties experienced, it was announced that it was not possible to determine the exact extent of the damage yet.
In 2005, 1,800 people died in Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the state’s largest city, New Orleans. After the disaster, sets were built in the city as a precaution against floods.