Weather

Evacuees Told ‘Not to Return’, Damage is Catastrophic

Ida has caused widespread damage to much of Southeast Louisiana, but the true toll of the storm isn’t known yet.

Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana Sunday as a catastrophic Category 4 hurricane, bringing deadly weather conditions as it crossed over Southern Louisiana.

While the storm has weakened to a tropical depression and passed most of the state, damage assessment is just beginning as residents and parish officials begin recovery efforts. 

10:30 PM

I-10 between New Orleans and Baton Rouge is closed to the public.

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Tropical Depression Ida continues to move through Mississippi with max winds of 35 mph.

9:45 PM

All flights into and out of MSY Airport in New Orleans have been cancelled for Tuesday, Aug. 31.

8:45 PM

Ochsner Health is offering free urgent care telemedicine visits to Louisiana and Mississippi residents who have been displaced by Hurricane Ida. Click here for details.

Written by WWL Staff

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