In Hopes Of Finding Aid, Louisiana Residents Hit By Hurricane Ida Began Sharing Their Addresses On Twitter
Hurricane Ida made landfall 16 years to the day that Hurricane Katrina hit.
August 30, 2021 at 12:28 pm
As Hurricane Ida hits landfall in the Gulf region, the storm has already had devastating effects in New Orleans, NBC News reports. As of Monday morning, the tropical storm knocked out power for 1 million residents and businesses in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana.
According to the National Hurricane Center, the severity of the stark weather has had a disastrous impact.
As the sun comes out this morning, please remain where you are. #Ida has left many hazards across Louisiana including flooded roadways, debris & downed powerlines. Follow the instructions of local officials & continue to be safe. #lagov
— John Bel Edwards (@LouisianaGov) August 30, 2021
In an effort to help vulnerable residents who may be displaced by the storm, some shared addresses for either their homes or those of others who'd been hit by Ida.