News 8 covers the long term affect of Hurricane Ida



Making landfall 16 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Ida introduced wind, rain, and harmful storm surge to Louisiana weeks in the past.

SAN DIEGO — When Hurricane Ida made landfall weeks in the past in Louisiana, News 8 had a crew on the floor driving out the storm and seeing the harm left behind. 

In the days that adopted, greater than 1,000,000 individuals had been with out energy and in lots of circumstances with out meals, water, or gasoline to depart city. 

Making landfall 16 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Ida introduced wind, rain, and harmful storm surge to Louisiana weeks in the past.

Families who rode out the storm returned to their properties for the first time, driving by way of flood waters and over downed energy traces to see what was left. Weeks went on with no energy, and lots of are nonetheless counting on help from non-profits and the authorities for primary requirements following the storm.

Scientists with NOAA say man-made world warming may convey hurricanes to the U.S. coast in higher numbers and with extra depth. 

In analysis printed simply final month, scientists project a rise in the future of three issues — the rainfall that accompanies main hurricanes, the depth of these hurricanes, and the proportion of storms that attain the standing of class 4 or 5.

In simply the final 4 years, there have been 5 main hurricanes to make landfall as a Category 4 or 5 storm simply in the gulf coast — giving the space little time to rebuild in between. 

One United Nations company says the quantity of climate disasters pushed by local weather change has elevated fivefold in the final 40 years.

So whereas some proceed to attend for energy to be restored and to rebuild their properties — increasingly more will probably want to think about weather-safe choices. 

Research additionally means that growing urbanization in huge cities alongside the gulf coast exacerbate rain and flood charges — particularly in conditions like Hurricane Harvey hitting Houston in 2017. 

They say the extra concrete and industrialization, the much less the floor can soak up the rain fall at that rate.

WATCH RELATED: News 8’s Evan Noorani provides an replace on Hurricane Ida in Louisiana (August 2021)



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