Time to get the fsck outta there - New Orleans

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16th Aniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Henri turned out to be a nothingburger but Ida is packing some serious heat.
From FOX News:

Ida prompts New Orleans evacuations; expected to strengthen to Category 4 hurricane

Almost all gulf oil production "shut in" as Hurricane Ida makes its way to New Orleans
Oil and gas wells at the bottom of the ocean have been "shut in" and half of all offshore oil and gas production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico have been evacuated as Hurricane Ida makes its way toward Louisiana.

"This involves closing the sub-surface safety valves located below the surface of the ocean floor to prevent the release of oil or gas," the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said in a statement. "Shutting in oil and gas production is a standard procedure conducted by industry for safety and environmental reasons."

Half of all offshore oil and gas production platforms, 279 of 560, were evacuated as of Saturday.

And:

Louisiana Governor warns residents to spend the next 24 hours preparing ahead of Hurricane Ida
Louisiana Gov. Jon Bel Edwards told the public to evacuate if they need to and spend the next 24 hours preparing before Hurricane Ida makes landfall Sunday, which will mark exactly 16 years since Hurricane Katrina hit the state.

"I know that tomorrow, for many people, is a very difficult anniversary. It is the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. I'm also aware that it is very painful to think about another powerful storm like Hurricane Ida making landfall on that anniversary," Gov. Bel Edwards said at a press conference on Saturday afternoon.

Several other stories at the site. FEMA is gearing up but can not really move in until the Governor declares a State of Emergency and requests aid.  This is what caused all the problems with Katrina as the governor then froze and did not issue the SOE until three days later.

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