Following Ida’s devastation, recovery efforts underway in northeast US, Louisiana
Storm Ida is tied for the fifth-strongest hurricane to hit the US mainland.
NEW DELHI — Following the debris left in Ida’s aftermath in the Northeast US and areas of the Gulf Coast, recovery operations are beginning across the country.
The storm’s remnants ravaged the Mid-Atlantic area with rain and severe floods on Wednesday and Thursday, killing dozens of people only days after the storm wreaked havoc in Louisiana.
When Hurricane Ida passed over the Raritan River in New Jersey, flash flooding flooded the region, killing at least 25 people.
According to USA Today, Storm Ida is tied for the fifth-strongest hurricane to have impact the US mainland.
According to The New York Times, the National Hurricane Center is currently monitoring Larry, the season’s 12th named storm, which became a hurricane on Thursday but is not projected to threaten the territory in the next days.
People living along Atlantic coast asked to learn hurricane preparation
The Atlantic hurricane season started on June 1 and will finish on November 30.
People living in states along the Atlantic coast are advised to download the FEMA mobile app and learn about hurricane preparation by visiting Ready.gov and Listo.gov, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
According to NOAA, this year’s hurricane season has a 60% probability of being above average.
Louisiana received $100 million for recovery operations, says Biden
As part of the ongoing effort to assist people affected by Hurricane Ida, President Biden stated he has worked with Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards to ensuring that inhabitants of the state have gotten “$500 in their bank accounts after they’ve contacted us.”
This money is part of the $100 million granted to the state in the aftermath of hurricane, Biden stated this afternoon from LaPlace, Louisiana.
For additional information, Biden urged residents in need to visit disasterassistance.gov.
Pennsylvania Governor points to climate change as the primary reason
Governor Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania blamed climate change for the extreme weather that caused tornadoes and flooding in his state.
Wolf told CNN that he has seen a lot of local storms in the last seven years, storms that occur outside the flood plains in certain cases and inflict a lot of damage.
While assessing damage in Fort Washington, which was hit by an EF-2 tornado with speeds of up to 130 mph, he said it is climate change that is primarily responsible for the storm.