Hurricane Ida with speed of 230 km per hour, called as a category 4 hurricane. Then its traveled to US mainland and our city, Baton Rouge, LA with category 1 storm.
It was mean the wind slow down from 230 km per hour to 155 km per hour. I think this is a strong wind, enough to damage some public and private entities.
Moreover, the causalities of hurricane Ida in our state are following (just few important facts):
+ more than 1 million houses and businesses have no electricity
+ more than 14,000 people are displaced
+ flash flood with rain 2 to 3 inches (51 to 76 mm)
+ hit oil industries, caused shortage in gasoline supply. We have no gas for several days.
+ Estimated economic lost between US$ 70 to US$ 80 billion.
+ Ports in the gulf of Mexico are closed.
In our neighborhood and city, we saw that hurricane Ida took down:
- trees, especially old and tall trees.
Some house’s roof are damaged and part of city was flooded. We can’t drive in several flooded roads.
We experienced for about 5 days after hurricane Ida:
- no internet connection
- no cell phone network (for two days).
Finally, we have a lot of branches and leaves in our yard, and we start to clean our house and yard now.