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‘Ida’ turned into a severe storm in America

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New Orleans, Aug 29 (AP) Hurricane Ida in the United States intensified into a Category Four hurricane early Sunday, with the potential for severe destruction along the Louisiana coast. At the same time, emergency service officials have started opening shelter centers in safe places for the people despite the threat of the spread of the Kovid-19 epidemic. The National Hurricane Center had forecast that Hurricane Ida would intensify into a Category Four extremely severe storm with winds of up to 209 km/h. According to this forecast, in the early hours of Sunday, a severe storm

New Orleans, Aug 29 (AP) Hurricane Ida in the United States intensified into a Category Four hurricane early Sunday, with the potential for severe destruction along the Louisiana coast. At the same time, emergency service officials have started opening shelter centers in safe places for the people despite the threat of the spread of the Kovid-19 epidemic. The National Hurricane Center had forecast that Hurricane Ida would intensify into a Category Four extremely severe storm with winds of up to 209 km/h. According to this forecast, the storm intensified into a severe storm early Sunday, which may hit the coast in the afternoon. This storm comes on the exact date that Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana and Mississippi 16 years ago.

‘IDA’ comes at a time when cases of infection are increasing due to the low rate of anti-Covid vaccination in the region and the ‘delta’ form of the corona virus.

Governor John Bel Edward said on Saturday that Louisiana is well-handled and that shelters will operate at reduced capacity because of COVID-19.

He said that Louisiana officials are looking to accommodate people in hotels, so that fewer people have to live in public shelters.

US President Joe Biden has approved the imposition of a state of emergency in Louisiana and Mississippi even before the arrival of Hurricane Ida.

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Sixteen years ago, on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina caused massive destruction in the coastal areas of Mississippi and Louisiana. Category 3 Hurricane Katrina killed 1,800 people and caused catastrophic flooding in New Orleans that took years to recover.

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