Hurricane Ida News

Nicholas Crawls Into Louisiana From Texas, Dumping Rain

POINTE-AUX-CHENES, La. (AP) — Nicholas weakened to a tropical depression as it crawled from Texas into southern Louisiana on Wednesday, unleashing heavy rain across a landscape where Hurricane Ida destroyed thousands of rooftops now covered with flimsy tarps. Forecasters said …

Gulf Coast Oil Companies Return to Ida Recovery as Nicholas Recedes

HOUSTON — Energy companies worked to restore pipeline service and electricity after Tropical Storm Nicholas passed through, allowing them to resume efforts to repair the significant damage caused by Hurricane Ida two weeks ago. Nicholas, downgraded to a tropical depression …

3rd Person Dies in Mississippi Highway Collapse

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A third person has died as a result of a highway collapse in south Mississippi two weeks ago. Amanda Williams of Wiggins died Saturday after being hospitalized since the Aug. 30 collapse, WLOX-TV reports. The collapse …

Heavy Downpours From Nicholas Batter Texas, Louisiana

Heavy rains lashed, on Tuesday as Hurricane Nicholas weakened into a tropical storm, bringing the threat of widespread floods and power outages as it swept down the U.S. Gulf Coast. It is the second major storm to threaten the region …

Dangerous Flooding Expected Along U.S. Gulf Coast as Nicholas Approaches

HOUSTON — The Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana was bracing on Monday for the arrival of Tropical Storm Nicholas, which was expected to batter the region with an intense storm surge and rains that could cause widespread and life-threatening …

Zoo and Aquarium in New Orleans Weather Hurricane Ida Safely

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Bob Lessnau, the Audubon Zoo’s curator of animals, rode out Hurricane Ida with 35 staff members at the Uptown New Orleans institution. When the power went out, generators provided emergency electricity. It was a tense few …

Ida Deaths Rise by 11 in New Orleans; Louisiana Toll Now 26

HOUMA, La. (AP) — The death toll in Louisiana from Hurricane Ida rose to 26 Wednesday, after health officials reported 11 additional deaths in New Orleans, mostly older people who perished from the heat. The announcement was grim news amid …

Gulf Coast Grain Exports Slowly Resume After Ida as More Power Restored

Louisiana Gulf Coast grain exports are slowly ramping up after a nearly two-week halt due to damage from Hurricane Ida, with at least two large exporters loading vessels and power steadily being restored to other terminals, government and shipping sources …

After Ida Oil Spill, Divers Put Containment Dome on Pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The company overseeing the response to a large oil spill spurred by Hurricane Ida said Tuesday that a containment dome has been placed over a broken undersea pipeline, stemming the flow into the Gulf of Mexico. Houston-based …

Hurricane Ida Damage Projections Reaching the Scale of Irma, Harvey and Sandy

Insured losses from Hurricane Ida are now creeping into the $30 billion range after catastrophe modelers added damage to properties in the Northeast, putting the catastrophe on par with Hurricane Irma and Harvey in 2017 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012. …