Tag Archives: Hurricane Ida

Biden Approves Disaster Aid For New Jersey, New York

ABC New York reports: President Joe Biden has approved disaster declarations for both New Jersey and New York following devastation by the remnants of Hurricane Ida and ahead of the president’s planned visits to both states on Tuesday. In New York, the president’s approval makes federal funds available to affected individuals in the counties of Bronx, Kings, Queens, Richmond, and …

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NY Gov Pleads For FEMA Funding In Wake Of Floods

The New York Daily News reports: New York State is seeking additional federal funding to help people dislocated by deadly Hurricane Ida, under a document signed Sunday by Gov. Hochul. She called on President Biden to designate the storm a “major disaster,” opening up cash for measures like temporary housing assistance. Biden approved an emergency disaster declaration for New York …

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Most Of New Orleans Is Still Without Power [VIDEO]

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports: The power was still out for more than 600,000 Entergy customers in Louisiana on Saturday, as the utility’s top executives said it continued to make slow progress fixing the worst ever storm damage to hit the state’s electricity infrastructure. The damage to Entergy’s transmission infrastructure — to poles, sub-stations, distribution lines, and even the large …

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Northeast Death Toll From Ida Flooding Rises To 45

CNN reports: New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Thursday evening that at least 23 people in his state have died due to the storm. Murphy said the majority of the storm-related deaths were people who were caught in their vehicles by flooding and were “overtaken by the water.” At least 45 people have died in six states in the East. …

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Most NYC Subway Lines Suspended Due To Flooding

The New York Times reports: The transit situation on Thursday in the New York City region remained paralyzed after record-breaking rains, with service on most of the city’s subway lines disrupted or delayed, commuter rail lines running few trains, and Amtrak canceling service on a major corridor. Janno Lieber, acting chairman of the M.T.A., said on Thursday on CNN that …

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NY Governor Declares State Of Emergency [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: Gov. Hochul Thursday declared a state of emergency for New York City and the entire surrounding region after the remnants of Hurricane Ida spawned catastrophic rain and flooding. “Torrential rainfall has resulted in flash flooding, power outages, travel disruptions and damage in impacted areas posing a threat to public health and safety,” Hochul said. …

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Flights Suspended At Newark Airport Due To Flooding

The New York Times reports: Torrential rain brought by remnants of Hurricane Ida caused severe flooding across parts of Newark on Wednesday night and into Thursday, rendering streets impassable and prompting Newark Liberty International Airport to temporarily suspend flights. Gov. Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency late Wednesday night and asked residents to “stay off the roads, stay home, …

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NOLA’s Levees Held, But Power May Be Out For Weeks

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports: The massive storm, which arrived on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, sent rescuers scrambling to retrieve people from attics as flood waters poured into places like Lafitte, LaPlace and Braithwaite. The winds, matching the highest speeds ever recorded in Louisiana, tore roofs off homes, toppled transmission towers and left historic buildings in ruin. But …

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Overtopped Levee Sends LA Residents Into Attics

USA Today reports: Mayor Tim Kerner said much of the Town of Jean Lafitte, a community of 2,000 people just outside Jefferson Parish levee protection system, was underwater. Kerner told WGNO the levees were overtopped by rapidly rising water. Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng told the station that “people are in attics in Lower Lafitte.” “Total devastation, catastrophic” Kerner said. …

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Ida Leaves All Of New Orleans Without Power [VIDEO]

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports: A slow-moving Hurricane Ida has left all of Orleans Parish customers without power due to “catastrophic transmission damage,” according to Entergy New Orleans. The intense storm had caused all eight transmission lines into the New Orleans area to go down, spokesman Brandon Scardigli said in an emailed statement. That created a load imbalance that knocked …

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Ida Makes Louisiana Landfall With 150 MPH Winds

ABC News reports: Hurricane Ida has made landfall in Louisiana as one of the most powerful hurricanes to ever strike the U.S. with 150 mph winds. Ida, which became a Category 1 hurricane Friday afternoon, has strengthened into a Category 4 hurricane with 150 mph winds. Storm surge could reach 15 feet along parts of the Louisiana/Mississippi coastline and 6 …

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Hurricane Ida Nears Category 5, Winds At 150 MPH

The Weather Channel reports: Hurricane Ida has strengthened into a Category 4 as it heads toward landfall on the northern Gulf Coast today, where it will bring life-threatening storm surge, dangerous rainfall flooding and potentially catastrophic winds. Ida had winds of 150 mph as of 6 a.m. CDT on Sunday, making it a strong Category 4 hurricane. Maximum sustained winds …

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New Orleans Mayor: It’s Now Too Late To Evacuate

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports: Mayor LaToya Cantrell today said that with little time left before Hurricane Ida reaches Louisiana, residents should get ready to hunker down and ride out the storm. She told a news conference there wasn’t enough time to establish the highway contraflow procedures necessary to move all residents out of the city before the storm’s expected …

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Evacuations For NOLA, Ida Expected To Strike At Cat 4

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports: Hurricane Ida has formed and is expected to make landfall Sunday in Louisiana near Category 4 strength, forecasters with National Hurricane Center said Friday. Hurricane watches have been issued for Louisiana, including metro New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette. The latest track has Ida coming ashore Sunday, bringing life-threatening storm surge, hurricane-force winds and heavy …

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Major Hurricane Likely To Hit Gulf Coast This Weekend

The Weather Channel reports: Tropical Storm Ida is strengthening in the Caribbean Sea and is forecast to threaten the northern U.S. Gulf Coast as a major hurricane this weekend. A hurricane watch stretches from Cameron, Louisiana, to the Mississippi-Alabama state line, including the New Orleans metro area. A storm surge watch has also been issued from the Texas-Louisiana state line …

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