Hurricane Ida was so highly effective it really reversed the circulation of the Mississippi River.
A US Geological Survey gauge detected the circulation reversal within the Mississippi River close to New Orleans on Sunday after the hurricane blasted ashore as a Class 4 storm.
The sturdy storm surge noticed the circulation reversed in a portion of the river for about 4 hours.
Scott Perrien, a USGS hydrologist, advised CNN the circulation reversal was “extraordinarily unusual.”
He stated the river stage rose seven toes Sunday as a result of storm surge.
“Throughout that point, the circulation of the river slowed from about 2 toes per second all the way down to about half a foot per second within the different course,” he stated.
Perrien famous there was additionally some circulation reversal within the river throughout Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Hurricane Ida made landfall Sunday packing winds of as much as 150 mph – precisely 16 years after Katrina ravaged Louisiana and Mississippi.
Louisiana authorities reported the first loss of life from Hurricane Ida Sunday evening after a 60-year-old man was was fatally struck by a fallen tree.
Ida — one of the crucial highly effective storms ever to hit the US — knocked out energy to all of New Orleans and blew roofs off buildings because it rushed ashore.
The storm crawled inland and dropped to a Class 1 hours later because it handed inside 30 miles of New Orleans.
Greater than 1 million prospects had been with out energy in two southern states impacted by Ida — greater than 930,000 in Louisiana and 28,000 in Mississippi, in accordance with PowerOutage.US, which tracks outages nationwide.