Florida power crews to help restoration efforts in Louisiana after Hurricane Ida

Louisiana may see up to 20 inches of rain

ORLANDO, Fla. – Hurricane Ida’s projected path shows the storm hitting Louisiana this weekend.

As the storm heads toward Louisiana Florida power crews will help with restoration efforts after the Ida makes landfall.

The Florida Municipal Electric Association said nearly 85 workers from seven power crews will get to Louisiana on Monday.

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“Florida has many times been the recipient of mutual aid assistance when we have faced down hurricanes and other severe storms. It is always a great honor to return the favor,” FMEA Executive Director Amy Zubaly said.

Ida may turn into a category 4 hurricane before it hits Louisiana.

The National Hurricane Center said Louisiana could see up to 20 inches of rain.

Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana as a category 3 hurricane 16 years ago.

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Duke Energy said that it has the resources standing by in the event they are called upon to help.

“It’s something that we want to return the favor when it’s you know, we are capable of that doing that so right now, we are ready to respond to our sister utilities that may ask for our assistance,” spokesperson Ana Gibbs said.

The American Red Cross in Central Florida said that it plans to send 12 volunteers towards the storm Saturday morning, to help people being evacuated.

“We plan to open group shelters for people evacuating and we have appropriate precautions in place to make sure that we can try to reduce the exposure of COVID-19,” Duhane Lindo said, LIndo is a spokesperson for the American Red Cross in Florida.

Lindo also said you can visit Visit redcross.org, call 800-RED-CROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation for anyone affected by Hurricane Ida.

the American Red Cross has set up a relief fund located here for anyone who would like to help those affected by Hurricane Ida.