Louisiana has had its fair share of hurricanes over the years. Each new storm is compared to past storms. Data from each helps officials and citizens know what to expect.
Hurricane Ida has been compared to Katrina, Betsy and Andrew. Making landfall at 150 mph, Ida will go down in history will be one of the most destructive hurricanes in American history.
As Hurricane Ida inundates southeast Louisiana on the 16 anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Governor John Bel Edwards and President Biden have declared a State of Emergency for Louisiana and promise all the Federal Aid needed post-storm.
Louisiana is now the only state in U.S. history to be hit by two hurricanes of over 150 mph.
Let's take a look at every hurricane to hit Louisiana since the recording process.
LOOK: The most expensive weather and climate disasters in recent decades
ranked the most expensive climate disasters by the billions since 1980 by the total cost of all damages, adjusted for inflation, based on 2021 data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
. The list starts with Hurricane Sally, which caused $7.3 billion in damages in 2020, and ends with a devastating 2005 hurricane that caused $170 billion in damage and killed at least 1,833 people. Keep reading to discover the 50 of the most expensive climate disasters in recent decades in the U.S.