Tornado Hits New Orleans

[March 23]

The Watchers
Large tornado hits New Orleans, causing extensive damage, Louisiana

“The tornado touched down at approximately 19:35 CDT in a New Orleans suburb and then moved east across the Mississippi River into the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans and parts of St. Bernard Parish before moving northeast. It was on the ground for about 15 minutes.”

Story has video clips.

The Advocate – Tornado that struck Arabi, New Orleans East was at least an EF3: weather service

Yikes! New Madrid Fault Warning! 😬

Daily Mail [UK] –

Experts warn central U.S. should prepare for devastating magnitude 7 earthquake that could hit Missouri fault line at any time as ‘fear of the big one’ in California remains

  • The USGS puts the risk of a magnitude 7 earthquake in central U.S. at 10 percent
  • They predict it could happen within 50 years
  • The odds are higher for a magnitude 6 earthquake: 40 percent within 50 years
  • A quake is likely to originate at the New Madrid Fault in New Madrid, Missouri 
  • Emergency experts say homes and businesses are not well prepared for the risk 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10578879/Experts-warn-central-U-S-prepare-devastating-magnitude-7-earthquake.html

 

 

Louisiana joins energy producing states to challenge Biden fossil fuel ban with major move

15 States Threaten To Pull $600 Billion From Banks That Won’t Give Equal Service To Energy Industry

“Fifteen state financial officers sent a letter to U.S. banks last week noting $600 billion in assets they pledge to take elsewhere if the financial institutions embrace corporate wokeism and prohibit financing to the fossil fuel industry.”

LINK –  https://youtu.be/uaUBNk-u-XQ

 

 

 

Donate to LEAN today!

From The Louisiana Environmental Action Network

“Since 1986, LEAN has been pushing the slow boulder of progress towards a safer, more just future. While change is slow and the winding path of progress can feel very frustrating, we are excited about the progress we have made in 2021. In addition to continuing to empower impacted communities across the state, we have reached a significant milestone in the development of our Community Archive & Empowerment Center. As the pandemic eases, we are excited to begin hosting individuals, organizations and groups to help empower positive change through the unique lessons of Louisiana’s environmental justice history. “

 

MORE:  https://leanweb.org/donate

 

 


 

Tropical Storm Watch: TS Nicholas may bring floods to Louisiana Tuesday ☔

NOAA Reports

Texas and Houston area be get the worst of it …

 

LINK –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iujcIkODCZU

“Across the rest of southeast Texas into southwest Louisiana rainfall of 5 to 10 inches is expected. This rainfall may produce areas of considerable flash and urban flooding, especially in highly urbanized metropolitan areas. Additionally, there is the potential for isolated minor to moderate river flooding.”
https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCPAT4+shtml/131800.shtml?

UPDATES will go in comments  ▼

 

 

 


 

 

LEAN Posts Photos of Enviro Mess from Hurricane Ida

Hurricane Ida Aftermath, Photographs Show Compounded Environmental Hazards
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lowermississippiriverkeeper/albums/72157719782783394

 

 


 

 

 

 

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Louisiana Nuke Plant in trouble from hurricane Ida

The Yazoo Herald –

“WASHINGTON — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says a nuclear power plant 25 miles west of New Orleans has declared an “unusual event″ — its lowest level of emergency — after the facility lost offsite electrical power.

The Waterford nuclear plant in Killona, La., had shut down protectively on Saturday in anticipation of Hurricane Ida. The plant has maintained safe shutdown conditions with power from emergency diesel generators, the nuclear agency said.

On Sunday night, grid operators requested that the River Bend nuclear power plant in St. Francisville, Louisiana, reduce power because of load demands. The plant is stable and operating at 35 percent power with no significant equipment issues reported, officials said.

The Grand Gulf nuclear plant in Port Gibson, Mississippi, is operating at full power with no significant weather-related issues expected from Ida. No significant flooding has been reported at any of the sites. . . “

https://www.yazooherald.net/latest-us-declares-public-health-emergency-post-ida-1

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They downplay the impact of loss of power. Fukushima nuke plants all melted down when the backup power failed. Emergency power generation at nuke plants works just for hours.

More here later . . .

 


SEE ALSO – During 2003 grid outage Indian Point Nuke Plant backup diesel generators FAILED