Hurricane Ida, the historic storm that slammed much of Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane on Sunday, August 29, 2021, crossed into southwestern Mississippi as a tropical storm early Monday morning, threatening to dump heavy rains and produce widespread wind damage across the Magnolia State.
You’ll find our most recent coverage of Hurricane Ida on this page as well as resources from other organizations and agencies.
Hurricane Ida damaged 164 Mississippi homes, six of which were destroyed. Three Mississippians died during the storm.
More than 40,000 people in Mississippi were still without power Tuesday afternoon after Hurricane Ida downed electric poles across the state.
Authorities report three Mississippi traffic fatalities, one before landfall and two on Monday night .
Widespread power outages were expected across the state as the center of the storm takes aim for central and north Mississippi.
All MSDH COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites statewide will be closed on Monday, Aug 30, as well as MSDH offices, county health departments and WIC centers. Testing and vaccination sites in central and southern counties will be closed Tuesday, with further closures possible. pic.twitter.com/GFFPVSxl8P— MS Dept of Health (@msdh) August 29, 2021
Storm recovery brings risks from contaminated water, unsafe food, infection and more. Read our health and safety precautions before you start your cleanup: https://t.co/l5yQbYfk1O pic.twitter.com/mXNQHZPaAL— MS Dept of Health (@msdh) August 29, 2021