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Currently — August 30th, 2021

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With sustained winds of 150 mph when it came ashore, Hurricane Ida is now the strongest landfalling hurricane in Louisiana history — tying last year’s Hurricane Laura. It’s the first time in history there’s been a US state that’s endured two hurricanes that strong in back-to-back years.
Ida brought unimaginable wind far inland, its 40-foot waves showed up on seismic equipment, and its storm surge was so strong that it temporarily reversed the flow of the Mississippi River. It is one of the strongest hurricanes ever to make landfall in the United States.
Louisiana doesn’t deserve this — no one does. Ida rapidly intensified at a rate seen only a handful of times in recorded history over some of the warmest waters on the planet — waters that were warmed by climate change. Ida isn’t just a hurricane that happened, it was a disaster partly created by the fossil fuel industry. That should make us all angry, and we should channel that anger into transformative change led by people on the front lines of this crisis.
Folks in Louisiana are going to need all the help they can get after #Ida.

One of the best organizations your can support is @GulfSouth4GND, a grassroots group of people working for transformative change:
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Just Ida Recovery – Another Gulf Is Possible/Otro GOLFO ES POSIBLE
Hurricane Ida made landfall today, Sunday, August 29th — the exact 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall. There are no words to express the grief and anxiety surrounding this disaster which is undoubtedly going to be devastating for the communities in Mississippi and Louisiana and beyond. Right now many of you might be feeling hopeless, fearful for friends, family, and even for those who you don’t know. You’re probably asking yourselves, “What can I do?” 
We encourage you to seek out the local mutual aid groups and community organizations that have already been working to evacuate families and help folks who can not leave to hunker down. These are the groups that will be the first to respond to the aftermath of this storm and will need the resources to respond. Another Gulf Is Possible Collaborative has put together a helpful frontline resource page with a list of local places/people to give to directly. 
Below is a thread of mutual aid efforts as well as accounts to follow to stay updated. —Abbie Veitch
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My heart goes out to folks in New Orleans.

Please share any mutual aid projects out there so we can support
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Hurricane Ida has just made landfall in Port Fourchon, Louisiana and ties last year's Hurricane Laura as the strongest hurricane ever to make landfall in Louisiana.

Louisiana is now the first state in US history to have two 150mph+ hurricanes make landfall in back-to-back years.
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