Hurricane Ida hit the Louisiana coast on Sunday as a Category 4 storm, bringing sustained 150 mph winds, massive storm surge, and torrential rains. As a result, more than one million customers remain without power in southeastern Louisiana, including in New Orleans, where all eight major transmission lines into the city have failed. Similarly, nearly 450,000 people are without running water in Louisiana. Several people have died as a result of the storm, and further fatalities are expected.
The impact was felt in Mississippi as well, where multiple ports are at "Status Zulu", meaning no vessels may enter or transit the port without approval from the Coast Guard. Those under Port Status Zulu include the ports of Biloxi, Gulfport, Pascagoula, and Bienville.
Damage to oil and gas infrastructure both on and offshore is being assessed, while prolonged disruptions to production, refining, and transportation of petroleum products could see a temporary spike in gasoline prices and long lines at gas stations.
Global Guardian Response
In response to Hurricane Ida, Global Guardian's team is on the ground in Louisiana actively assisting clients by providing evacuation support to 400+ people, conducting site surveys, damage assessments, and supplying armed and unarmed agents. Our team can respond immediately with the following capabilities:
CCTV monitoring to keep your assets safe in the wake of disaster
Aerial drone with HD camera and thermal imagery
Armed or unarmed security personnel
Satellite communications (phone and wireless internet)
Emergency medical and tele-medical support
Evacuation by ground, air, or sea
Logistical support (food, water, generators, fuel)
In the event you or your company need support, please contact our 24/7 Operations Center by calling +1-703-566-9463 or fill out the form below.