Ida could be devastating Cat 3 hurricane near New Orleans

today08/27/2021 25

share close

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Forecasters now say Tropical Storm Ida could be a major Category 3 hurricane with top winds of 115 mph when it nears the U.S. coast.

The National Hurricane Center says Ida is showing hallmarks of a rare, rapidly intensifying storm that could speed across warm Gulf waters after hitting Cuba on Friday and slam into Louisiana on Sunday. Category 3 hurricanes can cause devastating damage. Climate scientist Jim Kossin says it’s headed straight towards New Orleans.

Gov. John Bel Edwards has declared an emergency for all of Louisiana and says people should be in safe places to ride out the storm by Saturday night.


Source: AP – All contents copyright 2021 Associated Press.  All rights reserved.


Written by: Editor

Rate it

Previous post


DE State Police Seek Public’s Assistance Identifying Burglary Suspect

Lewes, DE - Delaware State Police is seeking the public’s assistance identifying a subject wanted in connection to a commercial burglary. On August 19, 2021, at approximately 12:07 a.m., Delaware State Police responded to the Uncle Willies BP Gas Station located at 17581 Coastal Highway, Lewes, for a burglary to the business. During the burglary the suspect made entry into the business and stole merchandise before fleeing the area. The […]

today08/27/2021 19