Hurricane Ida Knocks Out Power for All of New Orleans

  • All of New Orleans is without power, the city’s emergency preparedness campaign said.
  • The only power in the city is coming from generators. 
  • Hurricane Ida hit the New Orleans area exactly 16 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina. 

All of New Orleans is without power as of Sunday night, the city’s emergency preparedness campaign said.

“The only power in the city is coming from generators,” NOLA Ready said in a tweet. 

Entergy New Orleans said Ida made landfall as “a destructive and extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane.” Those in the hardest-hit areas of its path could be without power for weeks. 

As of 8 p.m. local time, The National Hurricane Center reported that the hurricane’s eye was passing just west of New Orleans. 

A camera from EarthCam, a live-streaming webcam network, shows an empty Bourbon Street in heavy rain. 

Ida hit the New Orleans area exactly 16 years to the day that Hurricane Katrina made landfall.

 

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