Hurricane Ida brought extreme winds and flash flooding to Louisiana buildings and infrastructure on Aug. 29.
Several storm victims used social media to share images of the moment the category four storm made landfall.
One post shows the hurricane totally destroying a building.
“An entire building has just collapsed in New Orleans,” graduate student Laila Vanessa Stuvik said on Twitter.
Independent journalist Joel Franco shared different angles with the caption, “building got wiped out by Ida #NOLA.”
WDSU anchor Christina Watkins filmed Hurricane Ida blowing off a hospital roof in Galliano, 73 miles southwest of downtown New Orleans.
LAFOURCE PARISH: Part of the roof of Lady of the Sea General Hospital, in Galliano, blew off. 😳@BrennanMatherne told me @LafourcheSO is hearing reports of some broken power poles, roof damage, some structure damage. @wdsu #HurricaneIda pic.twitter.com/iXMmURLNH2— Christina Watkins (@CWatkinsWDSU) August 29, 2021
The storm also ripped off a building’s roof and tossed it onto the street, according to NewsNation correspondent Markie Martin.
1:45pm: Remarkable wind damage already taking place on Decatur Street in the French Quarter. pic.twitter.com/xs8387Ngtx— Markie Martin (@MarkieMartin) August 29, 2021
The National Hurricane Center declared Ida was a category four hurricane when making landfall. An updated advisory from the center shows the storm had maximum sustained winds of 105 mph with higher gusts.
The Weather Channel reported the hurricane inundated Golden Meadow while powerful winds ripped apart multiple buildings.
The broadcaster also shared a video of a trash can blown down the street. Affected residents are advised to “stay safe and listen to the guidance of local officials.”
Just one small example of the strong winds in New Orleans right now–a trash can gets blown down the street. To everyone affected by #Ida, please stay safe and listen to the guidance of local officials. pic.twitter.com/Ua9F48HSep— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) August 29, 2021