Today marks the horrific anniversary when Hurricane Katrina slammed into Waveland, Mississippi, near New Orleans, #USA
The powerful hurricane also hit Louisiana on Aug. 29, 2005, forcing a storm surge that breached a system of levees built to protect the City of New Orleans.
Now watching #hurricane. #Ida’s eye while its rapid intensification continues it is ready for one of the strongest to ever make landfall in #Louisiana.
POTUS declared Mississippi a state of emergency and ordered federal assistance the day before Hurricane Ida evolved into a Category 4 storm early Sunday, sending sustained winds of 150 mph, according to CNN. “We have issued an Extreme Wind Warning for Hurricane #Ida,” the National Weather Service New Orleans said in a tweet. “If you are still in LA or MS, you need to shelter in place. Winds will be between 115-150 mph.”
Hurricane Katrina was a large Category 5 Atlantic hurricane that caused over 1,800 deaths and $125 billion in damage in late August 2005.