- Hurricane Ida is short of a Hurricane XNUMX Storm excpected to hit the South East Louisiane Coast and Kentucky, USA around XNUMXpm local time. The worst impact is expected to be about XNUMX miles from New Orleans.
- This may be the storngest storm recorded in the United States for more than XNUMX years
- People who did not evacuate should be aware of ocean title surges of XNUMXft, tornados in addition to XNUMX+ mph hurricane winds
At XNUMX am local time, the storm was still getting stronger.
All national guard units are on the alert to assist after the storm passes.
Hospitals are already often running at capacity due to an enormous COVID-XNUMX increase.
Currently, the wind speed is XNUMX mph, just XNUMX miles short of a category XNUMX storm.
Spokespersons of the hotel industry in New Orleans said hotels are prepared to keep guests safe.
Many hotels are sold out in Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana by guests from Southern Louisiana trying to escape hurricane Ida.
The storm is expected to pass directly over some chemical factories. This never happened before and is worrisome according to experts.
This information is as of XNUMX am local time:
Hurricane Ida Tropical Cyclone Update NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL ALXNUMX XNUMX AM CDT Sun Aug XNUMX XNUMX ...NOAA PLANE FINDS IDA STRONGER... ...EXTREMELY DANGEROUS CATEGORY XNUMX HURRICANE IDA EXPECTED TO MAKE LANDFALL IN SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA LATER TODAY... Reports from a NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds have increased to near XNUMX mph (XNUMX km/h) with higher gusts. The latest minimum central pressure estimated from reconnaissance aircraft data is XNUMX mb (XNUMX in). An elevated NOAA C-MAN station at Pilot's Station East near Southwest Pass, Louisiana, recently reported a sustained wind of XNUMX mph (XNUMX km/h) and a gust to XNUMX mph (XNUMX km/h). Another NOAA elevated C-MAN station at Southwest Pass recently reported a sustained wind of XNUMX mph (XNUMX km/h) and a wind gust of XNUMX mph (XNUMX km/h). SUMMARY OF XNUMX AM CDT...XNUMX UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...XNUMXN XNUMXW ABOUT XNUMX MI...XNUMX KM SSE OF GRAND ISLE LOUISIANA ABOUT XNUMX MI...XNUMX KM SSW OF THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...XNUMX MPH...XNUMX KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR XNUMX DEGREES AT XNUMX MPH...XNUMX KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...XNUMX MB...XNUMX INCHES