Hurricane Ida Downs Trees in New Orleans

The city of New Orleans, Louisiana, was lashed by powerful winds and heavy rainfall as Hurricane Ida made landfall as a category 4 storm with sustained winds of 150 mph on August 29.

The hurricane frist made landfall at Port Fourchon at around midday before making a second landfall near Galliano at 2 pm.

The National Hurricane Center said on Sunday evening that Ida was moving further inland over southeastern Louisiana, bringing “catastrophic” storm surges, “extreme winds”, and flash flooding.

Footage by drrobertcollins shows downed trees in the Bayou St. John area. Credit: drrobertcollins via Storyful

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