- Title: Ida set to make landfall on 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina
- Date: 29th August 2021
- Summary: BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 1, 2005) (REUTERS) HOUSE WITH DEBRIS SCATTERED, SIGN IN FRONT READS "KEEP OUT OR BE SHOT" WAVELAND, MISSISSIPPI, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 1, 2005) (REUTERS) DRIVING SHOT PAST DESTROYED NEIGHBORHOOD SCATTERED WITH WOOD DEBRIS DAMAGED, BUCKLED TRAIN TRACKS
- Embargoed: 12th September 2021 00:52
- Keywords: Hurricane Ida Katrina Louisiana New Orleans storm
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- Country: US
- Topics: Environment,United States,Weather
- Reuters ID: LVA005ES72DL3
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Sunday (August 29) marks 16 years since Hurricane Katrina pounded the Gulf Coast, killing 1,800 people and leaving the city of New Orleans under water. It was one of the deadliest and costliest storms in U.S. history.
Hurricane Ida, which is currently churning its way across the Gulf of Mexico is also expected to make landfall on Sunday.
Louisiana's Governor has characterized Ida as a "very strong" Category 4 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, generating winds of 140 miles per hour (225 kph), heavy downpours and a tidal surge that could plunge much of the Louisiana shoreline under several feet of water.
(Production: Kevin Fogarty, Don Pessin, Greg Savoy, Deborah Gembara)
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