Ida bringing twister, rain threats because it strikes inland
Catastrophic, historic Ida has left a path of destruction because it made landfall yesterday as a Class four hurricane close to Port Fourchon, Louisiana.
The Nationwide Hurricane Heart says landfall occurred round 11:55 a.m. CT with most sustained winds of 150 mph.
Ida has weakened right into a tropical storm and can proceed to lose a few of its energy. Nevertheless, the following stage of this technique’s affect will deliver flooding rainfall for hundreds of thousands of individuals alongside its path by Thursday.
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Robust winds will stay attainable by the day, which might knock out energy.
The twister threat will even proceed to the east of the middle of circulation.
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Heavy rain goes to be the largest concern because the remnants of Ida transfer into the Mid-South, the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast.
Three to six inches of rain is predicted alongside Ida’s path — together with by southern New England the place the bottom is saturated from Henri every week in the past.