Hurricane Ida Update

This email is being issued by the All Hazards Consortium’s Multi-State Fleet Response Working Group (FRWG) to the following organizations:
  • State Departments of Emergency Management, Transportation & Fusion Centers in the Central, Great Lakes, Southeast, Mid-Atlantic Regions & North East Regions
  • FEMA Regional Operations in Regions 1,2,3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, & 10
  • DHS CISA, US DOT, US DOE, FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration)
  • RMAGs (Regional Mutual Assistance Groups)
  • Operational Partner Organizations and Councils
  • Trade Associations
  • Federal agencies and partners
Situation Update:
(Source: DHS CISA, States EOCs, Healthcare Ready)   
  • Ida made landfall at 1255 ET over Port Fourchon, LA
  • Total rainfall accumulations of 10 to 18 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 24 inches is possible.
  • Tornadoes will be possible Aug 29 and Aug 30 across the northern Gulf coast states including parts of eastern Louisiana, Mississippi, central and southern Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle
  • A flood protection system was constructed for New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, which is expected to effectively hold back water from the city.
  • Life-threatening storm surge inundation of 12 to 16 feet is expected.
  • Overtopping of local levees outside of the Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System is possible where local inundation values may be higher than those shown above.
  • The NHC reports Ida is expected to rapidly weaken after landfall and is expected to move well inland over portions of Louisiana and western Mississippi Monday night, and move across the Tennessee Valley on Tuesday.
  • US DOT FMCSA has issued a regional emergency declaration covering Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas
  • The electric sector’s mutual assistance process in continuing to move thousands of resources into LA, AL, MS and surrounding impacted areas
  • As of 5:30pm EDT, approximately 480,000+ electricity customers were without power in Louisiana.
  • Early impacts to oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico

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