Previously, we had discussed the formation of hurricane Ida, the 2nd largest hurricane to make landfall in the state of Louisiana right behind hurricane Katrina. In this article we’ll discuss what happened during, the aftermath of Ida and what’s next for Louisiana.
The category 4 hurricane made landfall August 29th, beginning significant flooding in the Lake Pontchartrain area. Ida’s 150 mph winds soon hit New Orleans, where the entire city lost power. This affected all the people in New Orleans as well as over 40,000 individuals in Mississippi. The Louisiana Governor referred to Ida’s storm path as, “The worst path for a hurricane in Louisiana” even compared to Katrina.
Luckily, following hurricane Katrina, Louisiana, specifically New Orleans, and Mississippi have heavily overhauled their infrastructure. While substantial damage was still done, the new infrastructure was able to withstand more force than before. Ida weakened to a tropical storm and began moving towards the northeast, causing flooding throughout major metropolitan areas such as New York City where massive flooding took over the streets and subway system. Currently, there are 112 deaths related to Ida and damages have come to be worth at least $50.1 billion, the 6th costliest hurricane on record.
We hope you found this information interesting about hurricane Ida. At AJS, we understand hurricane season can be a challenging part of the year, and we are committed to helping you and your properties. For any lifting, reconstruction, or building, give us a call today to schedule a free consultation!