Hurricane Ida knocks out power to entire city of New Orleans, amptenare sê

The city’s Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness said on Twitter that energy company Entergy confirmed that New Orleans has no power, and that the only power in the city was coming from generators. The message included a screenshot that citedcatastrophic transmission damagefor the power failure.

LEEF OPDATE: HURRICANE IDA MAKES LANDFALL IN LOUISIANA AS MONSTER CATEGORY 4 STORM

The National Weather Service said Ida, which came ashore as a powerful Category 4 orkaan, had weakened to a Category 3 storm with top sustained winds of up to 115 mph as its eye moved west of the city.

Ida made landfall earlier in the day in Louisiana with even stronger winds of 150 km / h, blowing off roofs and inundating coastal communities with a powerful storm surge. It came ashore on the same date Hurricane Katrina ravaged Louisiana and Mississippi 16 jare vroeër.

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