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New Orleans Casinos Closed in Hurricane Ida’s Aftermath

ByBet-Now

Aug 31, 2021

Posted on: August 30, 2021, 11:49h. 
Final up to date on: August 30, 2021, 12:02h.

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Casinos in New Orleans remained closed Monday in Hurricane Ida’s wake, as town and surrounding area skilled a large energy outage. East of New Orleans, in Biloxi, Mississippi, the storm surge swamped a on line casino storage and flooded streets alongside that state’s Gulf Coast.

This tv graphic exhibits the “soiled facet” of Hurricane Ida, the place New Orleans and Biloxi are situated. The “soiled facet” of hurricanes are probably the most damaging. (Picture: 12 New Now)

In New Orleans, a regional energy outage anticipated to final for days blanketed town in darkness Sunday because the hurricane roared by way of the realm.
The outage occurred as a utility tower close to Avondale collapsed into the Mississippi River, in response to nola.com. Avondale is southwest of downtown New Orleans, on the alternative facet of the river.
Transmission strains failed all through the realm, shutting down energy in 4 Southeastern Louisiana parishes. Throughout the area, a million folks had been left with out electrical energy early Monday, sooner or later after Class 4 Hurricane Ida barreled ashore. 
With sustained winds of 150 mph, the hurricane slammed into Louisiana at Port Fourchon south of New Orleans simply earlier than midday on Sunday. It’s the fifth-strongest hurricane ever to hit the mainland US. It blew ashore on the identical day as lethal Hurricane Katrina 16 years earlier.
Churning by way of South Louisiana at solely 10 mph, Hurricane Ida’s fierce winds pounded the area, ripping off roofs and toppling energy strains. Heavy rainfall flooded an already saturated Gulf Coast, forcing residents to flee their properties and swamping companies.

In Ascension Parish, one man was killed when a tree struck his house within the Duplessis space between Gonzales and Prairieville, in response to nola.com. This space is simply east of Baton Rouge.

As emergency crews fanned out alongside the coast on Monday, a extra full image of the general harm was anticipated to emerge.
New Orleans Closures
Early Monday, casinos within the New Orleans space remained closed. 
On its web site, Harrah’s New Orleans Lodge and On line casino introduced it was closed due to the hurricane. The resort didn’t checklist a date it anticipated to start working once more.

We look ahead to welcoming you again as soon as it’s protected to take action,” the Harrah’s web site states. It’s Louisiana’s solely land-based on line casino.

The Treasure Chest and the Boomtown riverboat casinos additionally remained closed on Monday. The Treasure Chest is at Lake Pontchartrain in Kenner, northwest of downtown New Orleans. Boomtown is south of downtown New Orleans, on the alternative facet of the Mississippi River in Harvey.
The Truthful Grounds Race Course and Slots in New Orleans introduced on its web site that it might be closed Monday, however “anticipated reopening on Tuesday.”
In Baton Rouge, the Louisiana State College campus remained closed by way of Tuesday. The LSU soccer staff, getting ready for its season opener in Southern California towards UCLA on Sept. 4, relocated to Houston to follow for the sport. 
The NFL’s New Orleans Saints moved some follow classes to Dallas in preparation for the staff’s Sept. 12 season-opening sport within the Caesars Superdome towards the Inexperienced Bay Packers. 
 Mississippi Resorts Open Tuesday
In Biloxi, the parking storage on the Golden Nugget Lodge and On line casino was one among a number of on line casino websites that took on water, in response to the Biloxi Solar Herald. 
Along with the excessive water on the Golden Nugget in Biloxi, ankle-deep water surrounded Harrah’s Gulf Coast Lodge and On line casino, the Solar Herald reported.

Mississippi is house to 26 business casinos. Of these, 12 are alongside the Gulf Coast. Eight are within the Biloxi space. The casinos alongside the coast had been closed from Saturday by way of Monday. Most deliberate to reopen on Tuesday.

Final yr, casinos alongside the Gulf Coast in Mississippi and Louisiana had been broken in hurricanes.

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