GOHSEP Daily Brief
September 13, 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 Number: 165 JBE 2021
WebEOC Incident: 21-018 TC Nicholas – Statewide – Sept │ State Declaration Number: 173 JBE 2021
SITUATION: Hurricane Ida made landfall along the southeastern coast of Louisiana near Port Fourchon around 11:55 am with estimated maximum sustained winds of 150 mph. Hurricane Ida caused devastating destruction across southeast Louisiana. Power and water systems have been resorted to much of southeast Louisiana, however some parishes are still having long-term problems with these systems. Damage is still being assessed. Local, state, and federal partners are responding to parish needs and recovery is underway.
Tropical Storm Nicholas is moving toward the north-northeast near 12 mph. On the forecast track, the center of Nicholas is expected to make landfall along the central Texas coast later tonight. Some additional strengthening is forecast this afternoon and evening, and Nicholas could be near Hurricane strength when it reaches the central Texas coast. Weakening is anticipated on Tuesday and Wednesday while Nicholas moves over land. Most significant threats (mainly heavy rainfall and flash flood threat) will be across southwest and south central Louisiana, however southeast Louisiana will have some threat of heavy rainfall and flooding through at least the middle of this week.