Hurricane Ida is now a tropical storm and could end up bringing Rain to Parts of the Berkshires.

The Atlantic hurricane season officially goes from June 1st and runs until November 30th. During peak season the majority of hurricanes and severe storms tend to hit during August - October. Even Though this is not the peak month for hurricanes we have seen more than usual with September being among the most active of months.

Hurricane Ida which came in as a category 4, made landfall around noon yesterday as a Category Four hurricane near Port Fourchon, Louisiana. That's less than 100 miles from New Orleans. Category Four hurricanes have sustained winds between 130 and 156 miles per hour, and it came very close to being a Category Five.

Here is the coverage of bands from Tropical Storm Ida 8/30


NOAA is saying that we could see some heavy rains from Ida. Here is rainfall information from NOAA.

Ida weakened to a Category Three around 6:00 P.M. local time last night, six hours after landfall. Then three hours later, it dropped to a Category Two storm.

Ida Decided to make her hit on Louisiana on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which left so much devastation and Deaths.
The storm surge was so intense yesterday that it stopped the flow of the Mississippi River near New Orleans, and actually caused the flow to reverse.

The U.S. Geological Survey said that's, quote,

"extremely uncommon."

People who live in the area affected by Ida literally went up into their attics and rooftops because of the extreme flooding going into their homes.
The storm surge was so high that people went up into their attics and rooves. 1 Million Louisianans and all of New Orleans are without power after catastrophic transformer damage.

The videos below show how devastating Hurricane Ida was.



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