Hurricane Ida, Landfall
Hurricane Ida is a recent category 4 hurricane that has become the 2nd largest and destructive hurricane to make landfall in the state of Louisiana, the only one more intense is the infamous hurricane Katrina. In this article, we’ll cover the weeks leading up to landfall and the development of this massive storm.
Ida was first found as a tropical storm on August 26th by the Cayman islands. As Ida moved past the Cayman islands and towards Cuba, it began to rapidly intensify, gaining nearly 35 mph in speed in less than 11 hours. By August 27th, Ida was classified a category 1 hurricane. On this day, Ida had made landfall on Cuba causing an evacuation of the westernmost peninsula of the Rio Province and nearly $100 million in total damages to Cuba.
Ida continued to gain strength and on August 28th, became a category 2 hurricane. Shortly after, it went through warm waters in the Gulf, accelerating it into a category 3 hurricane. This power kept on building as it approached the coast of Louisiana on August 29th, where by the time it made landfall, it had become a category 4 hurricane, with reported gust speeds as high as 172 mph.
We hope you found this information educational on this hurricane’s development. At AJS, we understand that hurricane season can be a stressful time, and we are committed to helping you and your properties. For lifting, construction, or moving, give us a call today to schedule a free consultation!