The President of the USA Joe Biden declared the state of emergency in the state of Louisiana because of the storm “Nicholas”, which intensified into a hurricane. This was announced by the press service of the White House on Monday, September 13.
The report said Biden also ordered federal support to supplement state and local response efforts due to emergency conditions from Tropical Storm Nicholas, which began Sept. 12.
Earlier, the U.S. National Hurricane Watch (NHC) warned that “Nicholas” had strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane and was approaching the state of Texas. According to experts, the elements may affect Louisiana as well. The maximum wind speed within the limits of the elements is 33.3 m/sec. The hurricane is about 75 kilometers southwest of the port city of Freeport and is moving northeast at about 17 kilometers per hour.
CBS News reported on September 8 that the death toll from Hurricane Ida had risen to 82 in the United States. It hit Louisiana on August 29, the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated New Orleans in 2005. The storm left many residents without electricity, gas or water.