HURRICANE IDA 2021
UPDATED THURSDAY FEBRUARY 10, 2022 10:35 AM EST
Matthew 25: Ministries is continuing to respond to Hurricane Ida, which made landfall near Port Fourchon, Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane on Sunday, August 29, the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Ida was one of the strongest storms to ever make landfall in Louisiana, with an extreme wind speed of 150 mph. The combination of a dangerous storm surge, heavy rainfall, and catastrophic winds resulted in disastrous impacts along the southeast coast of Louisiana and inland. Days later, remnants of Ida caused deadly flash flooding and tornadoes in northeastern parts of the U.S.
In partnership with Procter & Gamble, we deployed our Disaster Response Team on September 2 to areas impacted by Hurricane Ida. The team distributed products, provided relief services, and met with partners throughout the area to discuss ongoing needs. Additionally, we have shipped over 30 semi-truckloads of Hurricane Ida relief to partners throughout the widespread disaster region, including to the Caribbean, Gulf Coast, and Northeastern United States.
Due to the severity of the disaster, Matthew 25 is implementing a long-term response to Hurricane Ida. Matthew 25 will continue shipping truckloads of aid to partners and will continue to collect disaster items for restocking and resupplying.