Ida turned into a monster thanks to a giant warm patch in the Gulf of Mexico – here’s what happened

As Hurricane Ida headed into the Gulf of Mexico, a team of scientists was closely watching a giant, slowly swirling pool of warm water directly ahead in its path. That warm pool, an eddy, was a warning sign. It was around 125 miles across. And it was about to give Ida the power boost that … Read more

WATCH: Drone video shows hurricane damage to Louisiana TV studio

METAIRIE, La. (WGNO) — What was once called minor damage to WGNO’s studio is now seen as extensive and major in the light of day. WGNO is located on the 8th floor of the Galleria skyscraper in Metairie, Louisiana. Drone video taken early Monday morning highlights the destruction Hurricane Ida left in her wake. On … Read more

Some couldn’t afford to run from Ida: ‘Our bank account is empty’

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Robert Owens felt defeated and helpless Sunday as he waited in Louisiana’s capital city for landfall by one of the most powerful hurricanes ever to strike the U.S. Historic New Orleans jazz landmark destroyed by Ida The 27-year-old had spent days anxiously watching long lines of cars evacuating from Baton Rouge, bound … Read more