Videos from southern Louisiana show the beginnings of the destructive power of Hurricane Ida. The dangerous storm moved inland early Sunday afternoon as a Category 4 hurricane.
A video shot by Zack LeBoeuf in Chauvin, Louisiana, on Sunday shows the powerful winds from Hurricane Ida ripping the roof from a mobile home. Tall pine trees are seen whipping around like waves of grain.
Roof torn off home 1:09 PM
VIA: Zack LeBoeuf (CHAUVIN, LA) pic.twitter.com/OF4hqhGysk
— CW39 Houston Meteorologist Carrigan Chauvin (@CarriganChauvin) August 29, 2021
Another series of videos shows the tidal surge and heavy rains flooding the coast at Grand Isle, Louisiana.
The rapid onset of storm surge from #HurricaneIda could be seen this morning from Grand Isle, Louisiana. If you're being told to shelter in place during a storm by local authorities, don't risk it, you could be overtaken quickly in a matter of hours as shown here. pic.twitter.com/oJ5WXYxNKM
— IntelWalrus (@IntelWalrus) August 29, 2021
In Houma, Louisiana, video shows a roof being ripped away and a power pole broken in two.
Massive roof launched with wind gust and hit this power pole in front of Dominator Fore and I can’t even put into words how much worse tbis is going to get in Houma with inner eye wall of Hurricane Ida approaching rapidly @RadarOmega @accuweather pic.twitter.com/DBzFfuCdvh
— Reed Timmer (@ReedTimmerAccu) August 29, 2021
More videos from Chauvin and Larose, Louisiana shows more roofs being blown off buildings.
— Houston Air Watch (@houstonairw) August 29, 2021
In the New Orleans French Quarter, a video shows debris in the streets.
— Robert Ray (@RobertRayJourno) August 29, 2021
Further north, WAPT’s Ross Adams in Jackson, Mississippi, tweeted a video showing dangerous winds and rain as the outer bands of Hurricane Ida impact the area.
— Ross Adams (@radamsWAPT) August 29, 2021
Video from St. Rose, Louisiana shows two boats that broke loose and appeared to crash.
— Vinny (@thegoprodad) August 29, 2021
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