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Hurricane Ida threatens 2 nuclear power stations in Louisiana

Two Nuclear Plants In Ida’s Path As Storm Expected At Cat 4, Simply Info,   [excellent pictures and maps]

Hurricane Ida is expected to hit the US as a category 4 storm. The Weather Channel projects Sunday night landfall and a direct hit on Louisiana. Storm surges in the area range from the Texas border to Mobile Alabama.

Two nuclear power plants are in the direct storm path. River Bend and Waterford. Waterford sits near the mouth of the Mississippi and in the zone of the highest expected storm surge. Current estimates have a 10-15 foot surge expected for that area. This could be potentially more severe as the storm pushes water up the Mississippi River. Waterford sits about 24 miles from the mouth of the river and is next to Lake Pontchartrain……………..more

August 28, 2021 - Posted by | climate change, USA

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