Hurricane Ida Sweep through New Orleans Causing Power Outage and Forcing Casinos to Close


Hurricane Ida swept across regions in Louisiana and Mississippi, causing a massive power outage, destroying properties, and flooding streets.

In New Orleans, darkness covered the city on Sunday after Ida roared through the area. The power outage occurred due to the collapse of a utility tower near Avondale. Avondale is southwest of New Orleans and on the opposite side of the Mississippi River.

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In Southern Louisiana, the transmission line failed to shut power in four parishes. About a million people were left without power after Category 4 Hurricane Ida swept ashore.

Hurricane Ida reached a speed of 150 mph, slamming Louisiana at Port Fourchon just before Sunday noon. It is the fifth strongest hurricane to hit mainland US.

On Monday, casinos in New Orleans including, Harrah was still closed. Harrah’s New Orleans is yet to announce its reopening date.

Boomtown and Treasure Chest riverboat casinos also remained closed on Monday. Fair Ground Race Course and Slots in New Orleans wrote on its websites that it would be reopening on Tuesday.

Other affected gaming properties by Hurricane Ida include Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Biloxi. Its parking garage was flooded. Harrah’s Gulf Coast Hotel and Casino was also surrounded by ankle-deep water.