– Hurricane left 1 million without power in New Orleans and the surrounding area
– Element killed on the anniversary of the absolutely deadly Katrina
Hurricane Ida struck Louisiana with such force that it first stalled and then reversed the Mississippi River. A hydrologist at the local water department said it happened under the pressure of sea water, but added to CNN that the phenomenon is extremely unusual.
With winds of 240 km/h, Ida cut power and left 1 million people in and around New Orleans without refrigerators and air conditioners. Torrential rain flooded the coast, and officials warned
5 meters. reach
It is the first serious test of a more than $14 billion dam system built after Hurricane Katrina hit the city exactly 16 years ago – the deadliest hurricane ever, which killed 1,800 people. Officials said the system worked.
Entering inland, the storm, which had reached Grade 4, weakened into a tropical storm. President Biden has declared a major disaster for the region to use federal funding. At present, there is a report of one victim. However, the National Guard has begun a search for the victims, and the damage is appalling, claims CNN. According to meteorologists on television
Ida 256. Was
ability to destroy
From a first-class storm.
Thousands of residents were evacuated inland before the disaster struck, but hospitals had no chance to do so. Among them are about 2,500 COVID-19 patients – many of them in intensive care units. The state health department confirmed to Reuters that in a suburb of New Orleans, after a power outage, medics had to manually ventilate patients while transporting them to the second floor.
Scientists are monitoring the formation of 5 tropical systems over the Atlantic Ocean. Kerry Emunell of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology told the Washington Post that “this is exactly what will happen as the planet warms.” Data from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Research Service recently showed that in the Gulf of Mexico region where Ida gained strength,
water is something
end of twentieth century
In 2017, a publication by Emmanuel claimed that by the end of the century, an event could occur every 5–10 years, which until recently was thought to be possible once every 100 years – wind speeds within 24 hours. Goes over 100-120 km/s. h or more.
Climate change also foreshadows heavy rain during such storms, and it is known that the most devastating part of hurricanes is flooding, not wind. For every degree Celsius of warm air, storms can retain 7% more moisture.
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