Natural Disasters

Hurricane Ida Hitting Gulf Coast

November 30 is supposedly the end of hurricane season, and the end of the month can’t come soon enough. Hurricane Ida killed scores of people and flattened towns in El Salvador with 105 mph winds and flood waters. The storm has weakened to a Category 1 hurricane, and is expected to weaken further, although it will still be a hurricane class storm when it hits the Gulf Coast on Monday or early Tuesday. Its maximum sustained winds currently clock in at 90 mph. Hurricane warnings are in effect for the Gulf Coast from Mississippi to Florida, and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency in Louisiana when the storm moved into the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday.