HOUMA, La. (WGNO) — Hurricane Ida left a path of damage in Houma after coming ashore Sunday near the barrier island of Grand Isle with winds of 150 mph.
Meteorologist David Yeomans was able to give us a look at the aftermath just after sunset Sunday. You can watch a report he filed around 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the player above.
Ida’s landfall on Sunday came on the same date Hurricane Katrina ravaged Louisiana and Mississippi 16 years earlier, about 40 miles west of where Category 3 Katrina first struck land.
Arriving with a barometric pressure of 930 millibars, Ida preliminarily goes down as tied for the fifth strongest hurricane to make landfall in the United States based on wind speed. Based on central pressure it is tied for 9th strongest U.S. landfall.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)