It’s been 16 years since the deadly Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana, and 16 years after its devastation, Hurricane Ida, a category 4 storm, made landfall twice in New Orleans.
On landfall, the storm clocked winds of 150mph. Ida opened up the heavens and delivered dangerous storm surges, life-threatening flash flooding, and 5 to 10 inches of rainfall. Residents across the Gulf Coast had to seek higher ground to protect themselves from the rising waters.
The massive storm plunged the city of New Orleans into darkness for hours, leaving thousands of residents stranded and fearing for their lives. Due to several powerlines being cut off, many struggled to contact 911 for emergency services.
According to the Royal Meteorological Society, the catastrophic storm crossed more than 1500 miles across the United States, causing widespread destruction and devastation.
In the town of Jean Lafitte, the small bayou committee is at risk of losing everything due to the destruction caused by Hurricane Ida. Over 200 hundred people were stuck in imminent danger as one of the town’s water levees failed, and a barge destroyed one of the bridges out of the area. The floodwater reached 10 to 12 feet, but the stranded community couldn’t be rescued by boat due to the dangerous wind speeds.
Dozens of patients at the Ochsner Health System facilities, which includes St. Anne Hospital and Chabert Medical Center, had to be relocated due to these medical centers suffering significant roofing damages.
President Joe Biden declared Hurricane Ida a disaster and offered federal funding to the state of Louisiana.
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