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Tracking Hurricane Ida

KATC coverage of the storm
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Posted at 2:00 PM, Aug 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-30 15:19:47-04

KATC will be covering the effects and aftermath of Hurricane Ida.

KATC’s Hurricane Safety Guide will get you what you need to know before during and after a storm.

See that guide here

Below you can find links to the latest on important information from state and local officials:

School closures
How to Get Help
Damage Reports
Road Conditions

This list will be updated and links added as information is gathered by our team.

With COVID-19 still being reported in the state, KATC will continue our update of daily numbers. They can be accessed here.

When live coverage begins, information will be shared below:

Monday August 30, 2021

1:00pm Biden spoke with Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and FEMA officials

Biden speaks with Louisiana official, FEMA

Reports of damage in southeastern Louisiana is coming in as responders make there way into areas hit hard by Ida.

Jefferson Parish

Orleans Parish

Coast Guard makes flights for hurricane Ida damage

Coast Guard flight leaves to assess damage from Ida

7:00 am Cajun Navy groups are making their way out to areas where rescues are likely needed.

Cajun Navy Ground Force heads to Houma to assist in recovery efforts

Louisiana Cajun Navy heading to LaPlace to assist in water rescues

Utility crews leave Lafayette for power restoration in southeastern Louisiana

Utility trucks leave Lafayette for Ida damaged areas

Sunday August 29, 2021

9:00 pm: Reports of the first death from Hurricane Ida announced in Ascension Parish by the Sheriff's office. Deputies say the person was injured by a falling tree at a home in Prairieville at around 8:30p.m. Sunday. That person, who is not yet identified, died.

8:30 pm

All TPSD public schools and office buildings will be closed until further notice, according to a post on the district's page.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with our entire community as we come together to recover from Hurricane Ida," the post reads.

7:49 pm

The City of New Orleans says that Entergy has confirmed that New Orleans has no power. The only power in the city is coming from generators

7:30 pm: Jefferson Parish officials say the Kerner Swing Bridge in Lafitte was hit by a barge. Any residents that may still be in Lafitte are advised to not attempt to drive on this bridge. "We do not believe it is structurally safe."

7:00 pm Hurricane Ida has knocked 22 barges loose in the Mississippi River near New Orleans.Read the report here

5:00 pm Governor Edwards requested a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration See the declaration here

4:45pm Video shows the extreme power of Hurricane Ida coming on land in Port Fourchon

Video out of Port Fourchon shows power of Hurricane Ida

3:50 pm: Ferry runs aground after coming off mooring on the Mississippi River near Chalmette.

Ferry on Mississippi River breaks free from mooring

3:30 pm President Biden meets with FEMA officials and speaks on Hurricane Ida. Read more here

President Biden speaks on Hurricane Ida landfall

2:00 pm Governor Edwards provided an update on the storm . See his remarks here.

Gov Edwards updates following Ida landfall

11:55 AM Ida made landfall as an extremely dangerous category 4 hurricane near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, with maximum sustained winds of 150 mph and a minimum central pressure of 930 mb

11:45 pm

New Orleans update on conditions in New Orleans saying that they there is potential for extremely high winds and heavy rains. See the live press conference below

11:00 am A look inside the eye of hurricane Ida

11:00 am

Delcambre is feeling blessed on the path of Hurricane Ida. Mayor Pam Blakely spoke with KATC's Scott Brazda on what they expect on Sunday

Delcambre Mayor Blakely talks Hurricane Ida

10: 40 am

Weather in Cypremort Point has started to pick up on Sunday morning. KATC's Katie Easter was stationed just outside the area as a mandatory evacuation is in place and roads are now blocked off.

A look at Cypremort Point in St. Mary ahead of Ida

Out in Mississippi Pascagoula police ask residents to stay off of Beach Boulevard. The water is beginning to cover the road. "Now is not the time for joyriding. We will continue to provide updates as Hurricane Ida passes through our area."

AT 10:00 am St. Tammany Parish has already begun seeing power outages. Government officials says they are ready to assess damage and open roadways as soon as the storm is out of the way.
"Number one is our citizens, stay off the streets stay home, watch the weather and take precautions." They expect the worst weather could be during the nighttime hours. They will not update until after the storm

8:00 am: The effects of Ida are beginning to be felt in southeaster Louisiana. See the latest here. In St. Bernard Parish, video shows waves lapping up along Shell Beach

Police in Slidell held a moment of prayer ahead of landfall at around 7:00 am, read more here

At 6:15 am shots of Grand Isle started coming in. Video below is from Jefferson Parish Councilman Ricky Templet. He provided a 7:00 am update

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