Hurricane Ida makes landfall in the United States, with residents being advised to “stay put.”
HURRICANE IDA has made landfall in the United States, wreaking havoc on Louisiana with gusts of up to 150 miles per hour.
Residents hunkered down under government warnings of a life-threatening situation, while video shows severe winds and water. 3,000 houses in Louisiana have already lost electricity.
Thousands of people have been evacuated, but those who remain have been advised to seek refuge and stockpile enough food to endure until the storm passes.
New Orleans citizens have been advised to seek shelter indoors by the National Weather Service (NWS).
The NWS advised, “Go to an internal room or a tiny room with no windows.”
“Stay put for the time being.”
#HurricaneIda uprooted a large tree in Harvey on Sunday, and it fell onto a neighbor’s house (video courtesy of Jacob Lanassa). pic.twitter.com/ZNeNVKyoJn
On Friday, Hurricane Ida made landfall in Cuba before strengthening in the Gulf of Mexico.
It made landfall at Port Fourchon, south of New Orleans, and is a Category 4 storm, meaning it will cause “catastrophic destruction,” according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).
A fire station being pounded by waves, according to a startling Tweet from Delacroix, Louisiana.
The Tweet was titled, “Before and after security camera footage from Fire Station #12 in Delacroix during a one hour time frame.”
In Houma, Louisiana, wind gusts are increasing. Soon, there will be an eyewall. #Ida #Hurricane pic.twitter.com/XiKrGmFPj8
Within a one-hour period, security camera footage from Fire Station #12 in Delacroix was compared before and after. #HurricaneIda #Hurricane #Category4 pic.twitter.com/9PL8V9KySA #idahurricane #HurricaneIda #HurricaneIda #HurricaneIda #HurricaneIda #HurricaneIda #Hurricane
“In Houma, Louisiana, wind gusts are increasing. “Eyewall approaching soon,” stated Mike Theiss, a National Geographic correspondent, in a tweet, referring to the storm’s center point.
Another video shows a tree being uprooted and then falling on a house.
Parts of Louisiana could be “uninhabitable for weeks or months,” according to the National Weather Service.
President Joe Biden has stated that restoring supply might take weeks.
#Hurricane #Ida is currently making landfall in Houma, Louisiana. Eyewall is on the way!! pic.twitter.com/RFAiDFWlFd
President Biden announced on Saturday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) had dispatched 500 response employees in Texas and Louisiana in preparation for the storm.
At a press conference with FEMA, Biden said, “We’ve prepositioned food, water, generators, and other supplies throughout the area.”
“Teams to restore power and maintain mobile communications are also on their way.
“We’ve also worked together with the electric utilities to get electricity restored as quickly as possible.”