Hurricane Ida came on shore in Port Fourchon, Louisiana on Sunday as a Cat 4 Hurricane with winds of 150 mph, according to The National Hurricane Center. Ida spent 16 hours over land as a hurricane before being downgraded to a tropical storm. It is one of the largest storms to make landfall in Louisiana and was so powerful that it made the Mississippi River flow backwards. The U.S. Geological Survey said an occurrence of this nature is “extremely uncommon”.
Hurricane Ida So Powerful It Made The Mississippi River Flow Backwards
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