Image shows hurricane Ida damage, flood


Hurricane Aida Landed in southern Louisiana on Sunday as a violent Category 4 stormTear roofs from hospitals and homes, flood roads and drift ferries.

Although there were no immediate reports of presumed fatal injury or property damage, authorities urged residents to stay away until the storm had passed.

On August 29, 2021, a man passed a part of the roof that was blown from a French Quarter building by the wind of Hurricane Ida in New Orleans.  (Eric Gay / AP)

On August 29, 2021, a man passed a part of the roof that was blown from a French Quarter building by the wind of Hurricane Ida in New Orleans. (Eric Gay / AP)

Parish President Cynthia Lee Shen told reporters early Sunday that the only road to Grand Isle, a barrier island south of New Orleans with less than 1,000 people, is six feet below the surface. Said. She said the local fire department was flooded and dozens of people seemed to have ignored the evacuation order.

“The condition is very, very bad,” she said. “They are really being beaten now.”

An image posted on Facebook by someone who appears to be overcoming the Grand Isle storm showed a wave-covered road in a white hat and a submerged parking lot.

“Pray for all of us,” he wrote.

The National Hurricane Center described Aida’s storm surge as “catastrophic” and said it could measure up to 16 feet in Port Forchon, which landed shortly before noon.

Elsewhere in southern Louisiana, sea level spikes were expected to be modest, according to the center. However, security camera videos from the St. Bernard Parish fire department east of New Orleans showed that it was still a dramatic surge in water.

The storm landed at a maximum wind speed of 150 mph, and videos and photos from New Orleans and the surrounding area show roofs torn from the building, and in some cases Throw the road into the power line..

In Galiano, southwest of New Orleans, the upper part of the Lady of the Sea Hospital was also seen thrown out of the building.

In St. Rose, just west of downtown New Orleans, a boat crash was filmed with a camera. Ferries were also seen drifting in the area. New Orleans NBC affiliate WDSU reported..

In one example, local transportation told the station that the ship had stranded away from the barge.

In the parish of St. Bernard, where the Chalmette ferry can be seen floating upstream, parish president Guy McKinnis told the station, “I can’t do anything at this time.”