While Hurricane Ida continues to hammer Louisiana with powerful winds, images of the storm and the destruction are being shared on social media along with warnings for people in Ida’s path to continue to be careful.
Please do not venture outside even to try and help people. It is still too dangerous. Yes we all want to help so badly but you will only put your life in danger as well. Everyone needs to still shelter in place. Please it is too dangerous outside and even worse in the dark. #Ida— NWS New Orleans (@NWSNewOrleans) August 30, 2021
One more scary closeup of #Ida coming ashore in Louisiana. The eye is remaining clear of high clouds, another sign that the storm is maintaining its strength. Also note the big convective blowup east of the eye, on shore. From #GOES16 pic.twitter.com/lfurwABpAp— Dan Lindsey (@DanLindsey77) August 29, 2021
The National Weather Service Office in New Orleans warns the wind speed is extreme and people should not venture out. The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission also told people to stay off the roads. Curiosity could put people in danger and cause unnecessary issues for first responders.
On Sunday, the National Hurricane Center shared footage from a Hurricane Hunter plane and video showing what it takes to launch a weather balloon in a hurricane.
A weather balloon launch in the midst of a hurricane moving through is a two person job. As long as there is no lightning in the area, we can go out and do a launch. A small victory that it made it over the tree line and we'll be able to analyze data from #ida #LAwx #MSwx pic.twitter.com/M7KSmOnVFg— NWS New Orleans (@NWSNewOrleans) August 29, 2021
Louisiana State Police shared video of conditions in Houma.
NOLA Ready is New Orleans’ emergency preparedness campaign managed by the Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness. The campaign tweeted about widespread power outages and 70 mile an hour wind gusts ahead of the worst of Ida hitting that city.
St. Bernard Parish Government has shared video showing the progression of Ida as it moved ashore, along with another reminder that people who didn’t evacuate need to stay where they are and not go out.
This is a permanent camera capturing live footage of the MRGO rock dam. The top video is from 8/28/21, the bottom video is from 11am today - 8/29/21. #doesnotprotectstormsurge @LouisianaCPRA @RepGarretGraves @mayorcantrell @USACEHQ @LouisianaGov @SteveScalise @SenBillCassidy pic.twitter.com/ldct8rsliX— St. Bernard Parish (@StBGov) August 29, 2021
NASA shared a view of Ida before landfall captured from the International Space Station.
Hurricane Ida is seen by @Space_Station crew member @Thom_Astro, hours before the storm’s landfall in Louisiana.— NASA (@NASA) August 29, 2021
Observing hurricanes from space helps us work with partner agencies like @NOAA and @FEMA to support preparation and disaster response: https://t.co/9Agx7JVn5O pic.twitter.com/cjLcAM1Z54