GOHSEP SitRep Hurricane Ida and Tropical Storm Nicholas 9.16.21

GOHSEP Daily Brief

September 16, 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.

Nicholas weakened into a remnant low early this morning, however deep tropical moisture will remain across the region through the weekend. Heavy rain and risk of flash flooding continue to be the primary concerns along with ongoing river flooding and minor coastal flooding during high tide. Widespread 2 to 6 inches of additional rainfall is anticipated through the weekend with locally higher amounts higher possible. Heading into the end of the workweek and weekend numerous to widespread showers will remain possible each day. Tropics remain active but no impacts from new development is anticipated for the next 7 days at this time.

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GOHSEP SitRep Hurricane Ida and Tropical Storm Nicholas 9.16.21

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