2021 Hurricane Season Recap | Mobile Weather and Baldwin Alabama Weather | FOX10
November 30 marks the official end of the 2021 hurricane season. It turned out to be a pretty busy year with every name on the list used.
“It was definitely a busy season. Here are all the trails and they basically cover the entire tropical Atlantic basin. 21 named storms in all, of which 7 became hurricanes and 4 became major hurricanes.
Again, we’ve used all of the original names here from Ana to Wanda with these 21 name systems. Of course, among all of this, one storm really stands out and this is the one that hit us. It’s Hurricane Ida. ”
Ida formed from a tropical wave after crossing the southern Caribbean on August 26. The storm quickly strengthened as it moved over western Cuba and into the Gulf. Just three days after its formation, Ida made landfall as a powerful Category Four storm in southeast Louisiana. This home security video from Grand Isle, Louisiana shows Ida’s intense wind and surge.
Miles from the center, Gulfport Mississippi experienced very difficult conditions as Ida made landfall in the west.
“The strong winds here throughout the day and probably even bigger was the storm surge. It started this morning with an elevation of four to five feet, then the afternoon went over seven feet and you can see what it does. ”
Ida’s surge also flooded the western end of Dauphin Island. The gulf swept over the lowlands and deposited a thick layer of sand on Bienville Boulevard. Leaving the island with another long chore of digging.
“We have sand 2.3.4 feet deep on BIENVILLE Boulevard in several places”
Ida moved slowly after making landfall, a day later bands of rain were still hanging out in our area and in one of them a tornado occurred, hitting Saraland and hitting several businesses and hotels .
Heavy rains in Ida also caused a tragic collapse of the road on Highway 26 in Lucedale. Unsuspecting drivers crashed, injuring 9 and killing 2.
“I didn’t really realize what happened until we were in the air. It’s still very difficult to understand that.”
Ida continued to create epic floods in the Northeast, killing dozens mostly in New Jersey and New York. It was a storm with generational impacts that will be felt for years to come.
Ida in numbers
The numbers show just how devastating Ida was. There has been $ 70 billion in total damage this hurricane season. $ 65 billion of that from Ida alone. There were 102 deaths, 73 of them came from Ida. Truly a transformational storm this hurricane season.
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