VIDEO: Ships collide as Hurricane Ida hits USA

Wind gusts of up to 172mph were reported in Louisiana when Hurricane Ida battered the region on the weekend.

This video appears to show a tug crashing into another boat in St. Rose, La., on Sunday (29 August) near New Orleans after the hurricane made landfall.

The Associated Press reports rescuers in boats, helicopters and high-water trucks brought hundreds of people trapped by Hurricane Ida’s floodwaters to safety on Monday and utility repair crews rushed in, after the furious storm swamped the Louisiana coast and ravaged the electrical grid.

Hurricane Ida is seen in the image above taken aboard the International Space Station. NASA said the hurricane made landfall in Louisiana on 29 August, 2021. The image was shared on European Space Agency astronaut and Expedition 65 crew member Thomas Pesquet‘s Twitter account, as the storm churned in the Gulf of Mexico ahead of its landfall.

Yesterday (30 August), NASA released images of Ida making landfall. Ida has now been downgraded to a tropical storm.

In this image, captured in the early morning hours of Monday, Aug. 30, Tropical Storm Ida is seen moving inland over portions of southeastern Louisiana, southern Mississippi, and southern Alabama.

One response to “VIDEO: Ships collide as Hurricane Ida hits USA”

  1. Scott Breaux says:

    In regard to the location of the two vessels, this statement is inaccurate. It occurred in Larose, La, not St. Rose. It was at the intersection of the Intracoastal Waterway and Bayou Lafourche.