New Orleans

Category 4 Hurricane Ida Bears Down on New Orleans Area

An “extremely dangerous” Category 4 Hurricane Ida is poised to strike southeastern Louisiana and the New Orleans area. The National Hurricane Center predicts Ida will bring a “catastrophic storm surge” and hurricane-force winds.

A view is seen looking from the Claiborne Avenue Bridge towards homes in the lower ninth ward neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana on August 29, 2021 before the arrival of Hurricane Ida. - Hurricane Ida was upgraded to a Category 4 storm as it stayed on course to hit New …