Tuesday, December 7

Hurricane Ida: thousands flee as storm approaches Louisiana

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Outbound Louisiana Traffic

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Louisiana’s exit highways collapsed this weekend.

Louisiana residents prepare for what can be a fierce storm precisely on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina passing through New Orleans 16 years ago.

Tens of thousands of people are fleeing that southern US state as Hurricane Ida approaches its shores.

Ida is expected to make landfall in the Gulf of Mexico this Sunday with winds of 220 km / h and storm surge that can be “life threatening.”

Forecasts note that Ida may be even stronger than Hurricane Katrina that devastated much of New Orleans in 2005.


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