Town of New Orleans went darkish Sunday night time as town took a damaging pounding from Hurricane Ida. Town’s solely supply of solely energy is now coming from turbines.
“On account of catastrophic transmission harm, all of Orleans Parish is presently with out energy,” mentioned a message from Entergy, town’s energy utility, round 7:30 p.m. CT Sunday night.
Ida made landfall as a Class 4 storm on Sunday with most sustained winds of about 150 mph, simply wanting the Class 5 threshold.
The winds had been so forceful that officers detected a “adverse move’’ to the Mississippi River in a single a part of the state, based on a US Military Corps of Engineers official, that means the river had reversed course.
The winds are actually quickly taking down Louisiana’s energy grid.
Lethal flooding and storm surge are additionally main issues for town, which was devastated 16 years in the past by the weaker Hurricane Katrina when town’s levees failed.
Whereas residents past town’s levee safety system had been underneath a compulsory evacuation order, it’s reported that some 250-500 folks remained on the surge aspect of the levees in Jefferson Parish, which is experiencing a lethal storm surge as much as 16 toes, based on WDSU.
Movies posted on social media on Sunday night confirmed the storm’s intense gales tossing particles and inflicting harm within the metropolis’s historic French Quarter and ripping the roof from a constructing.
Reviews from The Climate Channel and native information confirmed a roof of a constructing that appeared to have come off within the winds.
A Ferry was additionally seen floating up the Mississippi River after it had damaged free from its mooring.
In uptown New Orleans, video reveals firefighters working to rescue a person from a house that had collapsed on high of him.
In neighboring Jefferson, Louisiana, a terrified hospital affected person captured video of the particles flying round from her room in Ochsner Medical Middle
“The roof is coming off the highest of the hospital,” she says. “Oh my gosh.”