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Hurricane Ida struck southeast Louisiana n Lower Lafourche Parish near Port Fourchon as a powerful Category 4 storm on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021 - the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall in 2005. Ida brought destructive storm surge, high winds, and heavy rainfall to the region and left over 1 million customers without power, including the entire city of New Orleans.  


With maximum sustained wind speeds of 150 mph and a minimum pressure 930 mb, landfall occurred at 11:55 AM on the morning of August 29, 2021. The storm caused catastrophic damage from wind and storm surge, particularly in the Dulac to Montegut to Grand Isle areas of Lower Terrebonne and Lower Lafourche Parishes. The widespread damage spread well inland across Southeast Louisiana and Southern Mississippi as Hurricane Ida remained at hurricane strength into southwest Mississippi near McComb.

Maximum Sustained Wind Speed: 150 mph

Fatalities: 91

Damage: $95 billion

Saffir-Simpson Rating: Category 4

Central Pressure: 930 mb  

Storm Surge: 5 ft

Rainfall: 13.5 in

Response: Grand Isle / Houma 

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