NewsWorldLouisiana under threat from Ida, an "extremely dangerous" hurricane...

Louisiana under threat from Ida, an “extremely dangerous” hurricane – archyworldys

-

The US state of Louisiana prepares for Hurricane Ida as the 16e anniversary of one of the most severe weather episodes in the region: Katrina.

Hurricane Ida, category 1, made landfall Friday evening, August 27, in the province of Pinar del Rio, in western Cuba with heavy rains, and sustained winds of 130 km / h, said the Cuban Meteorological Institute (Insmet). More than 10,000 people were evacuated and electricity was cut off preventively, in this region which has become the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic on the island. In the capital Havana, near this province, public transport was suspended as a precaution at midday and thousands of people evacuated.

The hurricane is moving northwest at a speed of 24 km / h. It had previously passed through the Island of Youth, south of the main island of Cuba, but the winds and rains it caused resulted in only minor damage to agriculture and to homes including the roof was torn off.

The American Hurricane Center (NHC) believes it could become “A major hurricane” and “Extremely dangerous”, reaching a category 4 (on a scale which has 5), and potentially carrying winds of more than 200 km / h on American soil.

“Extreme challenge”

Joe Biden on Friday approved a declaration of a state of emergency for Louisiana to bring a “Federal assistant” preparation efforts, voluntary and mandatory evacuation orders having been issued in some places.

“The president will closely monitor this situation and will be kept informed of developments during the weekend”, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.

Article reserved for our subscribers Read also In New Orleans, the rebirth of musical life since Katrina

“It is an extreme challenge for our State”, said Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, as his state currently faces a new outbreak of Covid-19, which brings hospitals to their knees. “It’s time for the people of Louisiana to prepare”, urged Mr. Bel Edwards, who clarified that by Saturday evening every inhabitant must be in a safe shelter:

“Make sure you and your family are prepared for any eventuality. “

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell admitted it was too late for evacuations: “We are not calling for a mandatory evacuation because time is not on our side. We don’t want people to be on the road, and therefore in greater danger ”, she said at a press conference. “The situation is much more serious than six hours ago”, she said, anticipating potential damage.

More than 1,800 dead in 2005

Louisiana is frequently hit by hurricanes. This southern state has not yet fully healed the wounds inflicted by the trauma of 2005, when Katrina ravaged Louisiana and killed more than 1,800. During this traumatic episode, New Orleans was 80% flooded, when the dikes protecting the city had given way.

Read also In the ruins of Katrina

As the surface of the oceans warms, hurricanes become more powerful, scientists say. In particular, they pose an increasingly significant risk to coastal communities that are victims of wave-submersion phenomena amplified by rising sea levels.

Last week, tropical storm Henri, accompanied by record precipitation, hit the northeastern United States, a rare phenomenon for this region where thousands of people were left without electricity.

The World with AFP

1 COMMENT

  1. Download Nat Birchall Meets Al Breadwinner – Upright Living Album Mp3 Zip
    Download Ondara – Folk n’ Roll Vol. 1: Tales Of Isolation (Video Deluxe) Album Mp3 Zip
    Download Conrad Herwig – The Latin Side of Horace Silver Album Mp3 Zip
    Download Inklings – Is This Who You Are? – EP Album Mp3 Zip
    Download ((( O ))) – ((( 2 ))) Album Mp3 Zip
    Download Omar S – Simply (Bonus Tracks) – EP Album Mp3 Zip
    Download Kate Bollinger – A word becomes a sound – EP Album Mp3 Zip
    Download Karin. – Shiranaikotobawo Aisenai – ep Album Mp3 Zip
    Download Afrikan Roots – Prophetic Rhythm Album Mp3 Zip
    Download Mauricio Silva – Mauricio Silva Presenta El Legado De La Salsa Mundial Album Mp3 Zip
    Download Ingrid Contreras – Cuatro Album Mp3 Zip
    Download Dan Deacon – Well Groomed Album Mp3 Zip
    Download Distinction – Fear Less Album Mp3 Zip
    Download OH MY GIRL – PO~MYGIRL – EP Album Mp3 Zip
    Download Kapelle So&So – BOB (feat. Captain Yossarian) Album Mp3 Zip
    Download Babalwa M & Kelvin Momo – Bayeke – EP Album Mp3 Zip
    Download Titan to Tachyons – Cactides Album Mp3 Zip
    Download Air Magno – Ni Bien, Ni Mal, de P**a Madre! – EP Album Mp3 Zip
    Download A Blaze of Feather – Labyrinth Album Mp3 Zip
    Download Surf – Baddest Human (Deluxe) Album Mp3 Zip
    Download Eyeliner – Drop Shadow Album Mp3 Zip
    Download Teezy – T23ZY Album Mp3 Zip
    Download Locussolus – Locussolus (Expanded) Album Mp3 Zip
    Download Hardwell & Revealed Recordings – Hardwell on Air – Best of August, Pt. 1 Album Mp3 Zip
    Download Night Demon – In Trance – EP Album Mp3 Zip

Comments are closed.

Latest news

Cannes 2022, live: the Dardenne brothers receive a special prize for the 75th anniversary of the Festival for “Tori and Lokita”, follow the closing...

Cover image: Belgian directors Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne receive the special prize for the 75th anniversary of...

Test: Skoda Enyaq iV 60 – a smaller battery ‘catches up’ with low power consumption – True

Is it a good idea to buy a Škoda Enyaq iV with a smaller battery with a capacity of...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you