Hurricane Aida hits downtown New Orleans with heavy rain and strong winds


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Category 4 Hurricane Aida Lands

Hurricane Aida landed along parts of the US Gulf Coast on Sunday as Category 4 storms with maximum sustained winds of 150 mph. Aida could flood much of Louisiana’s coastline as the state is already working on a surge in COVIDs that are taxing hospitals. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said on Sunday that hundreds of thousands of lowlanders appeared to have been evacuated, but evacuating COVID patients was not an option. “Evacuating these large hospitals is not an option as no other hospital is capable of accepting them … this is the way we haven’t taken many tests before. It’s a massive storm to test us. There are several reasons, but this COVID situation is certainly one of them. ”New Orleans residents prepared for the storm. Bourbon Street was virtually empty on Sunday morning and the company was stuck. Local Janet Cole said he wanted the best, but was afraid of the worst. “Well, I mean, I believe in my city. As you know, I believe things will work. I’m worried that this could be another Hurricane Katrina.” USA President Joe Biden tracked a hurricane from the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Sunday. “I want to emphasize again. This will be catastrophic – a catastrophic hurricane. A life-threatening storm. So please. Mississippi. Louisiana, Mississippi, and God know that they are probably farther east. Take precautionary measures. Take it really seriously. “This is the first major test of the state’s embankment system since Katrina in 2005 … 16 years ago to today. Governor Edwards said Aida could be the state’s worst direct blow from a hurricane since the 1850s.