Hurricane Ida slammed into Louisiana with devastating force on Sunday, August 29, leaving more than 1 million customers without power as it flooded homes, ripped off roofs and trapped residents in dangerous rising waters.
The storm slowed after it made landfall around 1 p.m. ET near Port Fourchon, delivering catastrophic winds and torrential rains for hours.
Ida reached Louisiana on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, tying 2020's Hurricane Laura and the Last Island Hurricane of 1856 as the strongest storm to ever hit the state. All had top winds of 150 mph.