August 30, 2021 at 6:32 am #5348
Note that the BBC reported Hurricane Ida impacting New Orleans (ad the Louisanna coast) on Sunday evening 29th August – see http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-58378788. This article includes a diagram of the Saffir-Simpson Hurrican Wind Scale which is useful. It also highlights the importance of evacuations carried out beforehand; a storm surge up to 5 metres; and the losss of essential services such as power. Whilst the world media focus will drop off fairly quickly, the recovery process for those with damaged homes or affected businesses may be quite a long one.
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