HURRICANE IDA – August 2021
Landfalling on the anniversary date of Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Ida came ashore near Port Fourchon, LA as a strong category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 150mph. Ida was the 2nd most intense storm to ever strike Louisiana (tied with Laura). Sustained hurricane force winds battered Southeast Louisiana and the entire New Orleans metro area lost power for several days to weeks in places. Grand Isle was uninhabitable for months with many communities along the coast forever changed by the storm. Damages exceeded $75 billion throughout Louisiana and surrounding areas.
Ida rapidly became the largest single deployment in Macro’s history when measured by number of assets and personnel deployed. The storm was also the largest daily volume of fueling we’ve ever performed for an event with over 16,000 transactions/day (previous record 8,000 – Hurricane Laura 2020.) Ida was also the first event where Macro completely deployed our brand new fleet of 30 potable water tankers. At the peak of our response efforts, 478 trucks were deployed with nearly 1,000 personnel working in the field. Total length of this even was 3.5 months.