U S :HURRICANE IDA STOP FLOW OF MISSISSIPPI RIVER, CUASES UNCOMMON REVERSE -GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
.. Leaving at least one person dead , causing power outages and wide spread destruction
Hurricane Ida slammed into Louisiana yesterday as a Category 4 storm, leaving at least one person dead and more than 1 million facing power outages and widespread destruction CNN reports.
Tornados — a common companion of hurricanes -according to CNN, will also be a threat today
Some people according to CNN had to scramble to their roofs as storm surge and flash flooding overtook levees in areas south of New Orleans. The storm was so strong it actually temporarily stopped the flow of the Mississippi River near the city and caused it to reverse flow — something the US Geological Survey says is “extremely uncommon.” The hurricane arrived on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, serving as a grim reminder of the scars of past storms. Ida has now weakened to a tropical storm but is still churning up deadly storm surge as it lingers inland. The National Weather Service in New Orleans says areas affected by surge could be uninhabitable for weeks or months. Tornados — a common companion of hurricanes — will also be a threat today.