In pics: Intensifying category 4 Hurricane Ida to hit Louisiana soon

Published on Aug 29, 2021 05:24 PM IST
  • Hurricane Ida rapidly grew in strength early Sunday, becoming a dangerous Category 4 hurricane just hours before hitting the Louisiana coast while emergency officials in the region grappled with opening shelters for displaced evacuees despite the risks of spreading the coronavirus.
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Forecasters warned residents along the northern Gulf of Mexico coast to rush preparations ahead of Hurricane Ida. The system was expected to make landfall Sunday afternoon, set to arrive on the exact date Hurricane Katrina ravaged Louisiana and Mississippi 16 years earlier.(REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 29, 2021 05:24 PM IST

Forecasters warned residents along the northern Gulf of Mexico coast to rush preparations ahead of Hurricane Ida. The system was expected to make landfall Sunday afternoon, set to arrive on the exact date Hurricane Katrina ravaged Louisiana and Mississippi 16 years earlier.(REUTERS)

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A resident snuggles her son as her daughter places the finishing touches on a sign they painted after boarding up their property in preparation for Hurricane Ida in Morgan City, Louisiana, U.S. on August 28.(REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A resident snuggles her son as her daughter places the finishing touches on a sign they painted after boarding up their property in preparation for Hurricane Ida in Morgan City, Louisiana, U.S. on August 28.(REUTERS)

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People stand in line to get through the TSA security checkpoint at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport on August 28 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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People stand in line to get through the TSA security checkpoint at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport on August 28 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (AFP)

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A man fishes at the old Broadwater Marina in Biloxi, Mississippi on August 28, ahead of Hurricane Ida.(AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A man fishes at the old Broadwater Marina in Biloxi, Mississippi on August 28, ahead of Hurricane Ida.(AP)

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Residents were evacuating the area as Hurricane Ida worked its way toward the Louisiana coastline with an expected landfall on August 29 afternoon.(AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Residents were evacuating the area as Hurricane Ida worked its way toward the Louisiana coastline with an expected landfall on August 29 afternoon.(AP)

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Motorists wait for officials to open a levee flood gate blocking their escape ahead of Hurricane Ida in Golden Meadow, Louisiana, U.S., on August 28. (Bloomberg) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Motorists wait for officials to open a levee flood gate blocking their escape ahead of Hurricane Ida in Golden Meadow, Louisiana, U.S., on August 28. (Bloomberg)

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Ships anchored in the Mississippi River ahead of Hurricane Ida in Convent, Louisiana, U.S., on August 28.(Bloomberg) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Ships anchored in the Mississippi River ahead of Hurricane Ida in Convent, Louisiana, U.S., on August 28.(Bloomberg)

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Crews re-open a levee flood gate across Louisiana Route 1 after motorists missed a closure deadline and became trapped ahead of Hurricane Ida in Golden Meadow, Louisiana, U.S., on August 28.(Bloomberg) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Crews re-open a levee flood gate across Louisiana Route 1 after motorists missed a closure deadline and became trapped ahead of Hurricane Ida in Golden Meadow, Louisiana, U.S., on August 28.(Bloomberg)

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