Hurricane Ida affects Louisiana and the Eastern Seaboard

Hurricane Ida affects Louisiana and the Eastern Seaboard

Jasmine Jimenez, Junior

The United States is currently dealing with several natural disasters. The most recent is Hurricane Ida. 

On August 29, 2021, Hurricane Ida made landfall on the state of Louisiana, destroying property, businesses and homes.

Louisiana governor John Bel Edward expressed how there really isn’t anything the state government can do in regards to limited space and supplies, since the threat of pandemic is still present: “We don’t really have any place to bring those patients that are injured, not in state and neither out of state.”

Ida is leaving millions of people without power and supplies; therefore, it’s causing people to evacuate their homes. The flooding is getting out of hand; however, people that didn’t get to evacuate on time are getting stranded due to such flooding.

Hurricane Ida moved northeast and was downgraded to a Post-Tropical Cyclone. Nonetheless, the storm reached northern states such as Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey, where it wreaked havoc.

In wake of the emergency, the governor of New Jersey, Phil Murphy, said, “It is our goal to assist our local agencies and the citizens of the state as quickly as possible, and we have pre-positioned a search and rescue team. Boats and other assets are to begin helping people as soon as it is deemed safe.”

In the aftermath of the storm, many organizations are assisting aid to those who were affected, such as the American Red Cross and Team Rubicon.