GOHSEP Daily Brief – August 29, 2021

GOHSEP Daily Brief

29 August 2021

As of 4:00 p.m.

State EOC Activation Level: Level I (Full Activation)

WebEOC Incident: 21-018 TC Ida – Statewide – August

State Declaration Proclamation Number: 165 JBE 2021


SITUATION:  At 4 PM, Hurricane Ida was located 45 miles southwest of New Orleans, Louisiana, with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph and moving northwest near 10 mph. On the forecast track, the center of Ida will move farther inland over southeastern Louisiana tonight and move well inland over portions of western Mississippi Monday and Monday night and across the Tennessee Valley on Tuesday. Ida is an extremely dangerous category 4 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Rapid weakening is expected during the next day; however, Ida is forecast to remain a Hurricane through late tonight and remain a Tropical Storm until Monday afternoon.

Impacts of Hurricane Ida across southeast Louisiana include a large swath of significant wind damage, significant and life-threatening storm surge, excessive rainfall and inland flooding. A large area of 10-15″ of rain is expected with a swath of 15-20″ of rain near the center of the track is expected, including in the metro Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas. Localized amounts in excess of 24″ are possible. The heaviest rainfall is expected today and Monday. There is a threat of weak/short-lived tornadoes across southeast Louisiana.

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