Hurricane Ida

Looking absolutely disastrous for Louisiana.
Might raise to a category 5 before landfall. Really hope people have got out this time

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JFC. Started to get a bit anxious for him standing there.

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The situation is absolutely terrifying. Hospitals there are at / over capacity due to COVID and are running out of oxygen. People already can’t get non-COVID emergency care, the system flat out can’t handle a natural disaster right now. Hurricane + COVID makes each significantly more deadly. It’s a nightmare.

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I’m following this hurricane chaser guy on twitter

https://twitter.com/icyclone?s=21

He’s saying that storm surges could be as high as 15ft in some places

:grimacing:

Actually the two pics were at different scale

Bit misleading

Anyway…

Terrifying

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wow that’s quite something

It seems the Gulf States were pretty well prepared for the worst…though there are still maybe 1 million households without power

New York though …

And so on

The whole city is underwater. State of emergency declared

Also, tornadoes in New Jersey

Holy shit, I just saw the footage out of Philadelphia from yesterday.

For anyone who doesn’t know, that’s not a river, it’s the major highway that cuts through the city. I can’t wrap my head around this.


And of course people are diving into it

Manayunk a few miles down the river:

This isn’t supposed to happen there

Future’s looking great!

diving into flood water is up there with the stupidest things a person could do

it’s part sewage for a start