New Orleans residents who evacuated get a message: Don’t come back yet

The city of New Orleans is telling residents who evacuated ahead of Hurricane Ida to not return until further notice due to power outages and other damage. NOLA Ready, the city’s emergency preparedness office, sent a text alert to residents around 11 a.m., ahead of an 11:30 a.m. press conference from Mayor LaToya Cantrell.

New Orleans may face ‘weeks of darkness’

New Orleans may be without power and air conditioning for more than three weeks in the wake of Hurricane Ida, which roared ashore with more powerful winds than Hurricane Katrina, according to utility owner Entergy Corp. Almost 750,000 homes and businesses were without power across Louisiana as of 7:26 p.m. local time on Sunday, according … Read moreNew Orleans may face ‘weeks of darkness’

The mighty Mississippi reverses while battling Evil Ida

Storm surge and strong winds from Hurricane Ida stopped the flow of the Mississippi River near New Orleans on Sunday and actually caused it to reverse — something the US Geological Survey says is “extremely uncommon. “Ida made landfall near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, early Sunday afternoon as an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane with winds … Read moreThe mighty Mississippi reverses while battling Evil Ida

All of New Orleans loses power

All Orleans Parish customers without power due to “catastrophic transmission damage,” according to Entergy New Orleans. A company spokesperson said the storm had caused a “load imbalance to the company’s transmission and generation” and that Entergy is “making every effort to identify and rectify.” Now focus is on flooding and also the pumps in the … Read moreAll of New Orleans loses power

Hurricane Ida makes landfall.. gas prices nationwide set to increase

More than 95% of the Gulf of Mexico’s oil production has been shut down thanks to Hurricane Ida, regulators said Sunday, indicating the hurricane is having a significant impact on energy supply.   As of 11:30 a.m. CT, personnel have been evacuated from a total of 288 oil-and-gas production platforms, according to the Bureau of Safety … Read moreHurricane Ida makes landfall.. gas prices nationwide set to increase

Hurricane Ida Heads to Louisiana with Epic Storm Surge, Massive Floods, & Destructive Winds.. scary warning from NHC

Destructive category 4 or greater strength winds are likely, bringing about  devastating impacts across portions of Southeast Louisiana mainly along and to the west of the I-55 corridor including metro Baton Rouge, western portions of metro New Orleans, and the Houma metropolitan area. In this area, the National Weather Service warns of structural damage to … Read moreHurricane Ida Heads to Louisiana with Epic Storm Surge, Massive Floods, & Destructive Winds.. scary warning from NHC