Posted: Saturday, August 28, 2021. 10:22 am CST.
By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Hurricane Ida is barreling on aiming at New Orleans in Louisiana where according to the United States National Hurricane Center (NHC) it can make landfall on Sunday as an extremely dangerous major hurricane.
“Ida is expected to be an extremely dangerous major hurricane when it reaches the coast of Louisiana,” said the NHC. “Hurricane-force winds are expected Sunday in portions of the Hurricane Warning area along the Louisiana coast, including metropolitan New Orleans, with potentially catastrophic wind damage possible where the core of Ida moves onshore. Actions to protect life and property should be rushed to completion in the warning area.”
The NHC said on Saturday at 9 am that Ida was located in the Gulf of Mexico at 24.8 North and 86.1. Ida had maximum sustained winds of 85 miles per hour and was moving northwest at 16 miles per hour.
The Times-Picayune said that forecasters are expecting Ida to be a Category 4 hurricane by the time it makes landfall on Sunday. The Louisiana newspaper said that early on Saturday morning forecasters in Louisiana “urged residents to ‘leave now’ if they are under evacuation orders or have the ability to leave”.
The NHC warned of life-threatening storm surge inundation on Sunday along the coast of Louisiana and Mississippi. The NHC added that a life-threatening swell of 9 feet or greater above ground level can affect the area from Morgan City, Louisiana to the mouth of the Mississippi River.
The NHC said that though Ida had passed over Cuba heavy rain would still be affecting western Cuba today and may cause flash flooding and mudslides.
A second system being monitored by the NHC has become Tropical Depression 10. It’s located to the east of the Lesser Antilles at 14.8 North and 50.1 West. It has sustained winds of 35 miles per hour and is moving north at 8 miles per hour.
The NHC said a third system over the central Atlantic has become better organized overnight and is still is expected to become a tropical depression over the next few days. The system is expected to drift towards the east today. By the middle of next week, it should be absorbed by a frontal system.
Аdvеrtіѕе wіth thе most visited news site in Веlіzе ~ Wе оffеr fullу сuѕtоmіzаblе аnd flехіblе dіgіtаl mаrkеtіng расkаgеѕ. Yоur соntеnt іѕ dеlіvеrеd іnѕtаntlу tо thоuѕаndѕ оf uѕеrѕ іn Веlіzе аnd аbrоаd! Соntасt uѕ аt firstname.lastname@example.org оr саll uѕ аt 501-601-0315.
© 2021, BreakingBelizeNews.com. This article is the copyrighted property of Breaking Belize News. Written permission must be obtained before reprint in online or print media. REPRINTING CONTENT WITHOUT PERMISSION AND/OR PAYMENT IS THEFT AND PUNISHABLE BY LAW.