Hurricane Aida, now a Category 4 storm, is heading towards the Gulf Coast.
Ida is the fourth hurricane and ninth named storm of the 2021 Atlantic season.
Louisiana hospitals are already approaching the capacity of COVID-19 patients when Aida enters the Gulf Coast.
Hurricane Aida is projected to pass through Cuba on Friday and land in Louisiana and Mississippi on August 29, the same day Hurricane Katrina struck the area 16 years ago.
According to the report, the center of Aida travels across the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday nights and early Sundays, landing along the Louisiana coast on Sunday afternoons or evenings, and parts of Louisiana and Mississippi on Mondays. It is projected to continue inland beyond the western part of the state. Public Advisory from the National Hurricane Center..
Ida 9th named storm in 2021 The fourth storm that develops into a hurricane.As Aida approaches the Gulf Coast, a Louisiana hospital Flooded with COVID-19 patientsAccording to the report, about 68% of state hospital beds and 84% of all ICU beds are occupied. Daily Advertiser Hospital Capacity Chart..
The video shows that the water level in Louisiana is starting to rise
Video taken from Grand Isle, Louisiana, located in the southeast along the Gulf of Mexico state, shows a rapid rise in water prior to Aida’s approach.
Hurricane strong winds begin in parts of Louisiana
As Ida continued to approach the coast, strong hurricane winds began to hit parts of Louisiana.
According to the National Hurricane Center, sustained wind speeds of 102 mph are beginning to be reported in some parts of Louisiana.
Hurricane Aida intensifies in a Category 4 storm
Just hours before landing in Louisiana, Aida was upgraded to Category 4.
According to the latest information from the National Hurricane Center, Aida is predicted to deliver maximum sustained winds of up to 150 mph. There is also a “” threat9 feet of highly life-threatening inundation Above ground level is possible somewhere in the area from Morgan City, Louisiana to the coast of Mississippi. “
The storm is heading towards Louisiana at 15 mph.
Hurricane Hunter aircraft discovered that Aida was strengthened into a major hurricane
At 1:00 am on the CDT, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) Ida’s Public Advisory An Air Force hurricane hunter aircraft said it had discovered that the storm had intensified into a “major hurricane.”
“The landing is not expected to be about 18 hours, but the effects will begin long before that. All the protection of life and property, as strong tropical cyclone winds are likely to begin overnight. We need to hurry to complete the preparation. ” NHC forecast discussion said..
Ida is steadily moving northwest, but its new orbit prediction is a little east of the previous one, According to NHC’s forecast discussion..
Some parts of Louisiana may be “uninhabitable for weeks or months,” according to the National Weather Service.
Central Standard Time around 11:00 pm National Weather Service New Orleans issued a statement Certain areas of Louisiana may not be able to live for long periods of time, sometimes weeks or months.
Strong storm surges, winds, and floods can result in structural damage to buildings, significant suspended matter, coastal erosion, and flooded roads. According to the statement..
“The time for preparation and evacuation is nearing its end. Do so now or evacuate to the designated location. Do not enter the shelter until authorities allow all returns.” The statement said..
More than 1,400 imprisoned individuals imprisoned in a parish in southern Louisiana have been relocated prior to landing in Aida.
Orleans Parish Sheriff Merlin Gasman told WDSU in New Orleans The Louisiana Public Security Corrections Bureau and the Louisiana Sheriff Task Force facilitated the transfer of more than 1,400 inmates to state prison facilities on Saturday afternoon before Aida landed.
835 inmates from the Orleans parish and another 600 inmates from the Plaquemins parish have been evacuated. WDSU reported.. Gasman said 22 people in custody were COVID-19 positive and were separated and transported for treatment by the medical contractor Welpath Care. According to WDSU..
President Joe Biden discusses preparation for Hurricane Ida with FEMA at National Hurricane Center
Kenneth Graham, director of the National Hurricane Center, explained to Biden on Saturday about Aida’s expected course. “It’s very powerful and destructive, with dangerous and life-threatening storm surges and heavy rains affecting both coastal and inland areas,” Graham said. According to the White House briefing..
FEMA administrator Deanne Criswell attended a video conference with Biden at the National Response Coordination Center to discuss evacuation efforts and concerns about widespread power outages. Briefing said..
Biden approved the Louisiana Emergency Declaration on Friday, approving federal support for all 64 parishes of the state.
Governor John Bel Edwards warns that hurricane “Aida” will be the strongest storm that has hit Louisiana since the 1850s.
At a press conference on Saturday afternoon, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards urged residents to evacuate north of Baton Rouge and west of Lafayette as Hurricane Aida approached the Gulf Coast. WAFB channel 9 reported..
On August 26, Edwards declared an emergency and Sent a letter to President Joe Biden Seek direct federal support in response to Hurricane Aida. Category 4 storm, Edwards told WAFB It will be the strongest storm that has hit the state since the 1850s. By the end of Sunday, it is predicted to land at wind speeds of up to 110 mph.
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