A stunned U.S. East Coast faced a rising death toll, surging rivers and tornado damage Thursday after the remnants of Hurricane Ida walloped the region with record-breaking rain, drowning at least 46 people in their homes and cars. In a region that had been warned about potentially deadly flash flooding but hadn’t braced for such … Read moreDeath toll tops 40 after Ida’s remnants blindside Northeast
Hurricane Ida has destroyed homes, left millions without power and killed at least two people. But perhaps most ominous, it’s brought danger in the water that’s flooding into communities. Officials say a man was attacked by an alligator in some of those flooded Louisiana waters Monday. The man’s wife witnessed the attack that happened near the city … Read moreHorror after Hurricane Ida: Man attacked by alligator in flooded Louisiana waters!
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 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’
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 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
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
BREAKING: HURRICANE IDA FORECAST TO PRODUCE RECORD BREAKING STORM.SURGE IN PORTIONS OF LOUISIANA. A lethal 12-16′ storm surge is now forecast to impact portions of Louisiana…while 2 feet or more of rain is expected to fall. Ida will likely go into the record books as the worst storm to hit Louisiana and one of the … Read moreIda unleashes hell
Tropical Storm Ida swirled toward a strike on Cuba on Friday showing hallmarks of a rare, rapidly intensifying storm that could speed across warm Gulf waters and slam into Louisiana as a Category 3 hurricane on Sunday, the National Hurricane Center warned. “The forecast track has it headed straight towards New Orleans. Not good,” said … Read moreFear that Ida could strike as Cat 3