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Old 08-29-2021, 11:00 AM
 
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Hurricane Ida has made landfall near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, as an extremely dangerous, Category 4 hurricane with winds of 150 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.
One of the strongest ever...
Prayers up!

New Orleans people - take cover and stay safe!!
https://edition.cnn.com/us/live-news...-21/index.html
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Old 08-29-2021, 11:14 AM
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Wishing you all the best down there. Hope it isn't too bad. Take care all.
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Old 08-29-2021, 11:52 AM
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Sending prayers to all those effected by Ida .
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Old 08-29-2021, 12:18 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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It looks bad down there. I really hope everyone makes it through safe and sound.
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Old 08-29-2021, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Everywhere.
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Thinking of everyone there in Louisiana. Be safe. The rest of the country stands with you, and ready to assist. -Your friends from the state of Iowa.
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Old 08-29-2021, 01:57 PM
 
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Anyone in a position to know if the levees / flood walls are holding? The direction of the storm should mean NOLA won't get the highest storm surge Ida produces. But that was the same with Katrina, and that storm cracked the flood protection like an egg.
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Old 08-29-2021, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Tricity
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So far, so good, but Ida isn't done with New Orleans, yet. The peak winds are expected later tonight.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/29/u...ans-scene.html

Info about the leaves:
https://www.nola.com/news/environmen...1ebdd9171.html
They are not completed, yet and levee system as a "system in name only," its redesign and reconstruction — at a cost of $14.6 billion — is finally almost complete, with only a few stretches of armoring still under construction.
Even though the system isn't quite complete, it's already in need of shoring up: The Corps plans on requesting $3.2 billion from Congress in fall 2021 to assure the new levees, already sinking, will continue to provide their present 100-year level of hurricane protection through 2073.

This article is from last year. I am not sure if the leaves are finally finished.


According to Gov. John Bel Edwards of Louisiana:
The new storm system surrounding New Orleans, with its 350 miles of levees, flood walls, gates and pumps, “will withstand the storm surge,” he said

“There’s been tremendous investment in this system since Hurricane Katrina," he said. He added: “This will be the most severe test of that system.”

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Old 08-29-2021, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Tricity
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New Orleans loses power as Hurricane Ida approaches city; storm reversed Mississippi River's flow.
The National Weather Service said Ida, which came ashore as a powerful Category 4 hurricane, had weakened to a Category 3 storm with top sustained winds of up to 115 mph

Late Sunday, the New Orleans Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness confirmed the city had lost power.

The storm also temporarily reversed the Mississippi River's flow near Belle Chase, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Geological Survey.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...st/5641741001/
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Old 08-29-2021, 09:11 PM
 
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New Orleans is without power. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...icane-n1277868
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