Posted 30 августа 2021,, 15:32

Published 30 августа 2021,, 15:32

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:38

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:38

Hurricane Ida changed the direction of the Mississippi River

Hurricane Ida changed the direction of the Mississippi River

30 августа 2021, 15:32
High winds and storm surge that caused the powerful Hurricane Ida changed the direction of the Mississippi River off New Orleans in Louisiana, USA.
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"I remember that during Katrina there was a slight change in the direction of the flow of the Mississippi River, but this is extremely unusual", - CNN quotes the leading hydrologist of the US Geological Survey Scott Perrten.

The expert noted that in the depths of the Mississippi, where there are no sensors, the flow remains the same. A hurricane hit the state the previous morning. Now he is weakened, continuing to move deeper into Louisiana. Approaching the coast of the state, the speed of the hurricane exceeded 240 km / h. New Orleans was completely de-energized.

US President Joe Biden has announced a natural disaster in Louisiana. He ordered the provision of aid to the state in addition to the recovery operations already underway by local services. To date, it is known about one person who died as a result of the disaster.