Hurricane Ida tracker LIVE – ‘One dead’ in storm as roofs blown off in Louisiana and New Orleans loses power

HURRICANE Ida struck Louisiana on Sunday, killing at least one person and cutting power across New Orleans.

Delegates in Ascension Parish confirmed that one person had been killed by a fallen tree on Sunday night.

The massive storm made landfall as an extremely powerful Category 4 storm, just 16 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast.

On Sunday, Ida’s winds reached 150mph, which equals the fifth strongest hurricane to ever hit the mainland United States.

Hours later, Ida sank to a Category 3 storm, with maximum winds of 200 km/h as it approached New Orleans.

The Mississippi River rose nearly six feet as a result of the storm surge, and strong winds caused the water to flow in the opposite direction.

President Joe Biden warned those in the storm’s path to “follow the instructions of local officials at this dangerous time.”

“Once Hurricane Ida is over, we will use the full power of this country for your rescue and recovery,” he said.

Read our Tropical Storm Ida live blog for the latest news and updates…

  • FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS IN PARTS OF LOUISIANA

  • SAILING CONDITIONS ‘DANGEROUS TOMORROW’

    NWS Tallahassee warned that beaches and boating conditions “will remain dangerous until tomorrow as wave heights decrease”.

    In addition, dangerous rip currents are expected until Tuesday.

  • HURRICANE IDA EXCLUDES THE POWER OF THE FANS

    A Louisiana hospital had a partial generator outage on Sunday as Hurricane Ida ravaged the region, cutting power to its fans.

    The staff of the Thibodaux Regional Hospital System in the parish of Lafourche had to manually resuscitate the patients, manually pumping the air, while taking them to the floors with electricity.

    Fortunately, the generators in other parts of the hospital were still working.

  • MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT BIDEN TO “MEN OF THE GULF COAST”

    Biden tweeted Sunday afternoon: “To the people of the Gulf Coast:

    “Follow the instructions of local officials during this dangerous time.

    “Once Hurricane Ida is over, we will use the full power of this country for your rescue and recovery.”

  • FIRST DEATH REPORTED FROM HURRICANE IDEAS

    Delegates in Ascension Parish have confirmed the first death related to Hurricane Ida in Louisiana.

    The sheriff’s office received reports of someone injured by a fallen tree around 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

    When they arrived at the scene, they confirmed that one person had died.

  • ‘TERRIBLE FLOOD’ IN LAPLACE, LOUISIANA

  • PIERS MORGAN NAMES IDA ‘ONE OF AMERICA’S BIGGEST HURRICANES EVER’

  • GOV REQUESTS PRESIDENTILE MAJOR DISASTER STATEMENT

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards on Sunday requested a presidential declaration of major disasters from President Joe Biden “due to the severe impact of Hurricane Ida.”

  • ‘ALL NEW ORLEANS WITHOUT POWER’

  • ‘ANother BIG hurricane’

  • ‘JUST terrifying’ images of Hurricane IDA

  • PORTION OF ROOF BLOWN IN NEW ORLEANS FRENCH QUARTER

    Part of a roof has been spotted on the ground in New Orleans
    Part of a roof has been spotted on the ground in New OrleansCredit: AFP
  • SOLID ROOF HIT POWER POLE

  • RESIDENTS URGENT TO ‘LOOK FOR HIGHER GROUND’

  • ‘CATASTROPHIC TRANSMISSION DAMAGE’

  • HIGH WATERS IN AREAS OUTSIDE THE REVEL PROTECTION SYSTEM

  • ‘APPROXIMATELY 500 PEOPLE HAVE NOT EVACUATED’

  • HOSPITAL ROOF BLOWN AGAINST A STRONG WIND

  • IDA REMAINS hurricane at night

  • IDA WEAKENS TO CATEGORY 3 STORM

    On Sunday, Ida’s winds reached 150mph, which equals the fifth strongest hurricane to ever hit the mainland United States.

    The storm first made landfall as a Category 4 storm, but sank to a Category 3 storm hours later, with maximum winds of 200 km/h as it approached New Orleans.

    The storm blew rooftops and reversed the flow of the Mississippi River as it made its way toward New Orleans, AP News reported.

  • ‘SIGNIFICANT THREAT TO FLASH FLOOD’

  • ‘NATURAL DISASTER IN THE MIDDLE OF PANDEMIC’

    As hospitals in South Louisiana are filled with covid patients, Jennifer Avegno, the top health official for New Orleans, said: “Once again, we are dealing with a natural disaster amid a pandemic.”

  • EFFECTS OF IDA ‘FAR FROM OVER’

  • ‘WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS’

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said on Sunday, “I know it may not seem that way now… But there is always light after darkness, and I assure you we will get through this.”

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