Thousands of people are escaping Hurricane Ida’s 150 mph winds.
Last night, a HURRICANE with gusts of 150 mph pounded the Louisiana coast, threatening to be even worse than Katrina.
Before Hurricane Ida hit, tens of thousands of people had already fled the state in the United States. The enormous weather system, according to authorities, might be the strongest in 170 years. They believe it will be even worse than Hurricane Katrina, which killed 1,800 people in 2005. Ida struck Port Fourchon late last night, knocking off electricity to 400,000 people.
There were fears that the hurricane may intensify as it moved inland.
Ida was already a Category Four storm, one level below the highest rating, with sustained winds of up to 130 miles per hour.
Before it arrived in Louisiana, these began to strengthen to 150 mph.
Traffic jams blocked roadways across the state as worried citizens fled. “Your window of opportunity is closing,” Governor John Bel Edwards warned. You should be where you want to ride out the storm by the time you go to bed tonight.
“The weather is going to swiftly deteriorate.”
The governor of Mississippi, which borders Louisiana, has issued a state of emergency.
Ida was “turning into a very, very hazardous storm,” according to President Joe Biden, and the federal government was ready to assist.
The storm had previously wreaked havoc on Cuba and Jamaica. No one was killed, according to reports.