(NEW ORLEANS) USCG REPORT: The Coast Guard continues to respond to impacts to the waterways and assess the environmental threats across Southeast Louisiana Thursday, post-Hurricane Ida. #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.18: In partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Navy Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV), the Coast Guard is continuing efforts to re-open waterways impacted by Hurricane Ida in the areas of Bayou Lafourche, Houma Navigation Canal, and portions of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.

#AceDailyNews reports on the US Coast Guard & Partnership agencies cleanup operation after Hurricane Ida and the threats of environmental damage to the coastline …..

News Release: U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Heartland
Contact: 8th District Public Affairs
618-225-7866
uscgida@gmail.com
Eighth District online newsroom

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UPDATE 4: Coast Guard continues to support Hurricane Ida recovery efforts

Ida Response 2

Obstructions to the affected waterways are being identified and removed to restore the area to pre-storm conditions.

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To date, 25 obstructions comprised primarily of fishing vessels, crew vessels, and offshore supply vessels have been identified in the Bayou Lafourche channel.

Ida Response 4

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Additionally, 30 submerged targets have been identified in the Houma Navigation Canal. Fifteen of those targets in the Houma Navigation Canal have been cleared or removed. The U.S. Coast Guard continues to coordinate operations with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to identify and remove waterway obstructions.

The Coast Guard also continues to receive and investigate all reports made to the National Response Center (NRC).

Coast Guard crews are working to identify and prioritize threats to the environment and navigable waterways through overflights and surface inspections of areas impacted by the storm.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans oversees 1,082 total aids to navigation in their area of responsibility. Of the 1,082 aids, 384 have been identified as damaged or are offline to date as a result of Hurricane Ida. Aids to navigation teams have restored or have made temporary corrections to 277 of those aids, which is 72% of those identified.

The Coast Guard is working closely with the State of Louisiana, Environmental Protection Agency, and Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, to respond to reports of pollution.

To date, the Coast Guard has assessed 2,259 out of 2,464 reports of pollution. Of the reports, there are:

  • 1,217 reports that have been closed or transferred to appropriate jurisdictions,
  • 326 reports where the reports were unverified as there was no remaining evidence of pollution on-site,
  • 602 reports where the Coast Guard is actively supervising the mitigation efforts that are being carried out by responsible parties,
  • 23 reports are under investigation by the Coast Guard.

These numbers will change as the environmental response teams continue to assess and reprioritize targets. Anyone who sees pollution is encouraged to contact the NRC at 1-800-424-8802.

Those who have uncompensated removal costs or damages resulting from an oil spill to the navigable waters or the threat of an oil spill to the navigable waters may be entitled to compensation from the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund. Please contact 1-800-280-7118 to see if you are eligible for a claim. 

Port conditions change based on weather forecasts, and current port conditions can be viewed on the following Coast Guard homeport webpages:

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Sept.18: 2021:

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(TEXAS) JUST IN: Hurricane #Nicholas Report: Made landfall around 12:30am CDT Tuesday morning bringing heavy rain and risk of flash flooding and continues east according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) #AceNewsDesk

#AceNewsReport – Sept.14: President Joe Biden declared an emergency in Louisiana and ordered federal assistance to the state…..

#AceWeatherDesk says that Hurricane #Nicholas has brought heavy rain to Texas and Louisiana it strengthened from a tropical storm late on Monday, before reaching land at 00:30 (05:30 GMT)…….More than 280,000 power outages have already been reported in Texas, according to PowerOutage.us.

A local resident as she tries to take photos ahead of the arrival of Storm Nicholas in Texas
Nicholas is carrying maximum sustained winds of 75 miles (120 km) per hour

It comes just weeks after Hurricane Ida – the fifth strongest to ever hit the US mainland – killed dozens and left more than a million Louisiana residents without power. 

Nicholas is carrying maximum sustained winds of 75mph (120km/h), weather officials said, and is expected to hit the Houston area with up to 18 inches of rain.

The US National Hurricane Centre warned that “life-threatening flash flooding impacts, especially in highly urbanised metropolitan areas, are possible”, and the National Weather Service called it a “life-threatening situation”.

“We want to make sure that no one is caught off guard by this storm,” Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards told a news conference.

He warned that drainage systems still clogged from Ida could trigger flash floods.

More than 119,000 homes and businesses remain without power in Louisiana due to Ida, he added.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared states of emergency in 17 counties and three cities.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner warned of flooding and urged the city’s roughly 2.3 million residents to stay off streets and motorways.

“Take things seriously and prepare,” Mr Turner said at a news conference. “This is primarily a rain event and we don’t know how much rain we will be getting.”

Dozens of schools across the two states have been closed, and hundreds of flights have been cancelled or delayed at airports in the Texas cities of Corpus Christi and Houston.

LIVE: Hurricane Nicholas has made landfall in Texas | AccuWeather

Hurricane Nicholas made landfall around 12:30 a.m. CDT Tuesday morning on the eastern part of Matagorda Peninsula, about 10 miles west-southwest of Sargent Beach, Texas, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

“The storm continues to move north-northeast,” said AccuWeather Meteorologist Thomas Geiger. Rapid water rises are possible where the heaviest rain occurs across Texas and Louisiana, and strong wind gusts will occur with some damage possible, mainly to trees and any unprotected weak or temporary structures. Flooding has already been reported in Freeport, Texas, while storm surge has been building on Surfside Beach, Texas.

On Monday, United States President Joe Biden declared an emergency in Louisiana and ordered Federal assistance due to Hurricane Nicholas, according to the White House. In August, Hurricane Ida caused extensive damage to parts of the state as it made landfall. Heavy rainfall and storm surge caused widespread flooding across Louisiana, and rain from Nicholas can easily renew the flooding this week. The President authorized coordination of all disaster relief efforts to alleviate hardship and suffering due to the emergency.

Already over 164,200 are experiencing power outages, according to poweroutage.us, across Texas and Louisiana as Hurricane Nicholas threatens to make landfall early on Tuesday morning, lashing the coast with heavy rain and high winds. 

Nicholas is expected to take a hard right turn toward Louisiana after landfall in Texas, crossing the state from west to east as a tropical rainstorm. While AccuWeather forecasters aren’t expecting extreme winds to occur across most of Louisiana, the storm is forecast to slow down and drench the state with several inches of rain.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: Sept.14: 2021:

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(LOUISIANA) LATEST: Hurricane #Ida reduces to tropical depression leaving Grand Isle ‘uninhabitable’ parish leader says #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.01: The fury of Hurricane Ida has left the barrier island community of Grand Isle “uninhabitable,” a Louisiana parish leader said Tuesday….

#AceDailyNews says that Grand Isle’s police chief has called #Ida the most severe hurricane he had ever experienced as RESCUE EFFORTS CONTINUE IN LOUISIANA AFTER IDA WEAKENS TO TROPICAL DEPRESSION

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A search-and-rescue caravan traveling to the Jefferson Parishcommunity was able to arrive by road but 10 to 12 levee breaks on the Gulf of Mexico side of the island left 100% of homes and other structures damaged, with nearly 40% of them totally destroyed or nearly destroyed, parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng told reporters at a news conference.

In addition, the island – located about 111 miles south of New Orleans — was covered with about three feet of sand, Sheng said.

Grand Isle police Chief Scooter Resweber said he and other officers waited out the hurricane inside the town’s police station, according to The Associated Press.

“I had all the police officers move into the building for safety – and then all hell broke loose,” Resweber told the AP.

IDA AFTERMATH: MISSISSIPPI HIGHWAY COLLAPSES, 2 KILLED, AT LEAST 10 INJURED

“Roofs started to come apart. We could see buildings flying into pieces across the street from us. It’s something that you just don’t want to ever see again.”

“Roofs started to come apart. We could see buildings flying into pieces across the street from us. It’s something that you just don’t want to ever see again.”— Chief Scooter Resweber, Grand Isle, Louisiana, police

Even the police station was threatened, he said.

“When the roof started to come apart and the building trembled, we all got scared,” he said. “We’re grown men but you do have fear in you, no matter what job you’re in, and we felt it.”

The chief called it the most severe hurricane he had ever experienced.

“I’ve ridden out other hurricanes – Hurricane Isaac, Katrina, Gustav, Ike – and this is no comparison whatsoever,” he said. “This is the worst. … It’s just amazing that no one (here) was killed or even seriously injured.”

Elsewhere in Jefferson Parish, which lies along the Gulf coast in the New Orleans area, the town of Lafitte had numerous homes flooded with water, but crews were able to rescue 15 people, Sheng said, according to WWL-TV of New Orleans.

Sheng advised anyone who had left the area to not yet return, given the extensive damage.

“These are not conditions to be living in,” Sheng said, according to WWL.

She said drinking water and ice distribution sites were being set up for those residents who stayed in their homes.

Trash pickup would not resume until Monday, largely because of road and traffic-signal conditions, she told reporters.

Widespread destruction

Also Tuesday, Rob Krieger of FOX 8 New Orleans toured Grand Isle and posted video on Facebook that shows the widespread destruction.

“There are zero services on the island right now,” he wrote, “power, water, and cell service are down.”

Krieger also posted video from Slidell, St. Tammany Parish, located on the northeast shore of Lake Pontchartrain, about 32 miles northeast of New Orleans.

The video included a young man ferrying neighbors around with his boat.

“Really great guy doing exactly what you’d expect out of a true Louisianan,” Krieger wrote in his post.

Hurricane Ida struck land Sunday, with winds reaching higher than 170 miles per hour, the AP reported. The total destruction to affected areas was still being assessed Tuesday.

Before the hurricane hit, Sheng had advised Jefferson Parish residents to “leave immediately,” warning that the hurricane was “unsurvivable.”

The Associated Press contributed to this story.Dom Calicchio is a Senior Editor at FoxNews.com

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: Aug.01: 2021:

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(LOUISIANA) Hurricane #Ida Report: Massive evacuation underway as coast braces for a storm that is potentially going to of historic proportions according to local media #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.29: As Hurricane Ida barrelled towards the Louisiana coast, residents braced for a storm of potentially historic proportions due to arrive on the 16th anniversary of Katrina, the brutal hurricane that claimed more than 1,800 lives on America’s Gulf coast.

#AceWeatherDesk says Louisiana Gov. Has said the Hurricane #Ida Could be One of the Strongest to Hit State Since 1850s & Due to Arrive on the 16th Anniversary of Katrina …..as National Weather Service officials announced on Saturday night that Ida continued to strengthen in the Gulf of Mexico and was set to become a category 3 hurricane overnight, before making landfall on Sunday afternoon as a potential category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 130mph (210 km/h), life-threatening storm surges and heavy rain.

Interstate 10 is packed with evacuees heading east on Saturday as Hurricane Ida approaches. Photograph: Scott Threlkeld/AP

State officials warned that Ida was likely to become one of the worst hurricanes in the history of Louisiana, a region known for torrid weather events.

“This will be one of the strongest hurricanes to hit anywhere in Louisiana since at least the 1850s,” said Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards at a press conference on Saturday. “We can also tell you your window of time is closing. It is rapidly closing.”

Tens of thousands of residents in coastal communities in south-east Louisiana were under mandatory evacuation orders. In New Orleans, the city placed those living outside the levee protection system under mandatory evacuation and urged all others to leave voluntarily. There was gridlock on the main highway leaving the city and vast queues at the Louis Armstrong international airport, as officials announced all flights would be cancelled on Sunday.

It was 29 August 2005 when New Orleans and other communities in the region were decimated by Katrina and the subsequent government failures in response. Hundreds of thousands of homes were lost after the city’s levee system failed, leading to catastrophic flooding. The city took years to recover.

On Saturday, Edwards pointed to billions of dollars in federal government investment in the city’s levees to argue the city was better prepared over a decade later.

As Louisiana Residents Flee Region Ahead Of Hurricane Ida, New Yorkers Head South To Help

August 28, 2021 at 11:46 pm

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — As Hurricane Ida gets closer to making landfall in Louisiana, some New Yorkers have mobilized to help.

As Hurricane Ida barrels towards the Gulf Coast, residents are fleeing the region, but there are some New Yorkers who have chosen to head towards the danger.READ MORE: Bus Transporting New York State Prisoners Catches Fire In Dutchess County

“There’s a sense of anxiety,” said Jose Dominguez, chief volunteer services officer for the American Red Cross in Greater New York. “The traffic build-up, obviously, is there … People are preparing. They are taking the message, a voluntary evacuation, seriously and they’re stocking up, so you see some empty shelves.”

Dominguez oversees the volunteer department for the American Red Cross in Greater New York. He and about a dozen others from our area arrived in Louisiana over the last few days.

They, along with other volunteers from across the country, are preparing for Ida.

“We have about 16 shelters that are on standby, ready to be filled,” Dominguez told CBS2’s Kiran Dhillon. “We are setting up the cots. We’re putting blankets on those cots. We have comfort kits, which include hygiene items … We have about 68,000 ready-to-eat meals that are available for anybody who comes to our shelters.”

CEO Mary Barneby heads up the New York region of the Red Cross.

She anticipates that in the days to come, even more volunteers will be deployed.

“Once everything kind of settles in and the storm has passed, that’s when a lot of the work really begins because people then really do need a helping hand. They need resources. They need agencies to work together to get them what they need to get back on their feet,” Barneby said.READ MORE: 2 Pedestrians Struck By Hit-And-Run Driver In The Bronx, 1 Killed

The Red Cross isn’t the only local group galvanizing efforts.

The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management tweeted Saturday that New Jersey Task Force 1 has been activated as part of the National Urban Search and Rescue Response System to deploy to assist with the rescue and recovery efforts resulting from Hurricane Ida.

🌊New Jersey Task Force 1 (NJ-TF1) has been activated as part of the National Urban Search & Rescue (US&R) Response System to deploy to assist with the rescue and recovery efforts resulting from soon-to-be Hurricane Ida.

Follow us for additional updates on the team!#Readynjpic.twitter.com/N83O93Ppk4

— NJOEM🇺🇸 (@ReadyNJ) August 28, 2021

Here at home, the New York City’s Department of Emergency Management says it has no plans just yet to deploy resources.

Meanwhile, the American Red Cross is asking people for financial donations or to sign up to be a volunteer. It’s also asking for those who can to donate blood. For more information, visit redcross.org/local/new-york/greater-new-york.html.

CBS2’s Kiran Dhillon contributed to this report & The Guardian, Oliver Laughland.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Aug.29: 2021:

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(LOUISIANA) Justice Dept Court Report:A man pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiring with members of the Aryan Circle (AC) and others to sell methamphetamine #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.13: According to court documents, Shane Louque, 46, of Gonzales, purchased substantial quantities of methamphetamine – at least two kilograms – from an AC member based in the Houston area over a number of occasions in 2016. Louque then personally distributed the methamphetamine to other buyers in Louisiana.

#AceDailyNews reports Organised Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) operation and that the final defendant has pleaded guilty in ‘Drug Conspiracy Involving Aryan Circle’ is the fourth defendant charged in the conspiracy to enter a guilty plea.

While Louque himself is not known to be an AC member, the drug conspiracy was uncovered as part of Operation Noble Virtue, an investigation into the AC that has targeted AC leadership. Previously entering guilty pleas as part of this conspiracy were Jeremy Klintman, 38, of Texas; Eulalio Torres-Cadenas, 43, of Mexico; and Breanna Beckley, 40, of Texas.

Louque pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute at least 500 grams of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance, which carries a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 10 years and a maximum prison sentence of life. A sentencing date has not yet been set. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Acting Assistant Attorney General Nicholas L. McQuaid of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and Acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Ganjei for the Eastern District of Texas made the announcement.

This case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Trial Attorneys Alexander Gottfried and Bethany Lipman of the Criminal Division’s Organized Crime and Gang Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Rapp for the Eastern District of Texas are prosecuting the case.

This effort is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) operation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts and dismantles the highest-level criminal organizations that threaten the United States, using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach. Additional information about the OCDETF Program can be found at https://www.justice.gov/OCDETF.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: July.14: 2021:

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ARKANSAS: ‘ LITTLE ROCK AS POWERFUL STORM SWEEPS ACROSS STATE KILLING SEVENTEEN PEOPLE AND INJURING MANY MORE ‘

#AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES (Arkansas) – October 13 – At least seventeen people killed and many injured in south-western Arkansas as a powerful storm system swept across the state, as well as Texas and Oklahoma, emergency officials said.

NOAA - Little Rock at 20.24 GMT - Arkansas

NOAA – Little Rock at 20.24 GMT – Arkansas

The death and injuries occurred early Monday when the storms destroyed a home near Ashdown, about 150 miles south-west of Little Rock, according to Arkansas Department of Emergency Management.

More than 36 million people are in the path of damaging winds, possible tornadoes and heavy rainfall Monday, AP said, citing the Storm Prediction Centre.

The greatest risk is along the Mississippi River from extreme southern Illinois to northern Louisiana.

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` White Supremacist Organisation the `Klu Klux Klan ‘ is on the Rise and is Kicking off Their Recruitment Drive’

#AceNewsServices – UNITED STATES – April 14 – (RT) – White supremacist organization the Ku Klux Klan looks determined to take advantage of a struggling economy, anger over immigration and wariness of America’s first black president as it kicks off an aggressive new recruitment drive.

Borrowing a popular theme from US wartime propaganda posters, American neighbourhoods in Texas, Louisiana, Illinois and Pennsylvania over the weekend discovered leaflets in their mailboxes and on car windshields that read, “The KKK Wants You!” – complete with a depiction of a hooded figure adorned with Klan insignia pointing at the reader.http://www.kkkknights.com/

The leaflets provide contact numbers for local recruiting offices, as well as “24/7 hotlines” and associated websites.

“Someone is passing out hateful flyers in the Acadiana area, telling Eunice residents the KKK is ‘awake’,” reported WGNO of New Orleans.

The flyers were signed by the “Loyal White Knights,” which their website ‘Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan’ claims is “the largest and most active Klan in America.”

Read More: http://on.rt.com/9m3dgm

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