World News: Hurricane Ida makes landfall in Louisiana

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Let’s take a look at what’s going on in ‘The World Now’.

We start things off in the U.S.,… where Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana on Sunday.
The hurricane is reported to be a Category 4 storm,… one of the most powerful to ever hit the country.
The powerful weather system with winds of 230 kilometers per hour slammed the southern coast on the same date Hurricane Katrina ravaged Louisiana and Mississippi 16 years earlier.
Officials say Ida’s swift intensification from a few thunderstorms to a massive hurricane in just a few days,… left no time to organize mandatory evacuation for those in New Orleans.
Instead,… the city’s mayor warned those in the city to stay indoors.

“My message to the community at this time, all of our residents, even visitors who are here, this is the time to stay inside, do not venture out. No sightseeing, this is very serious. We need you to stay here from this point forward. All morning, all afternoon, all evening.”

Hurricane Ida is a stark reminder of Hurricane Katrina which resulted in 18-hundred deaths,… causing levee breaches and catastrophic flooding in New Orleans,… while demolishing oceanfront homes in Mississippi.
However,… officials in New Orleans say,… the city is better prepared for Ida,… as the levee system has been massively overhauled since the deadly storm in 2005.
Meteorologist still warn,… that Ida will be stronger than Katrina,… as residents in the area brace for the worst.

Over to the middle east,… where the Israeli military confirmed its aircraft struck Hamas sites in Gaza,… in response to incendiary balloons being launched from Palestine.
The army said Sunday that hundreds of Palestinians gathered along the separation barrier between Israel and the Gaza Strip Saturday night,… hurling explosives.
It added that troops responded using “riot dispersal means”.
Palestinians have been protesting at the separation barrier,… aimed at pressing Israel to ease restrictions in the isolated territory.
The protests on Saturday were met by the Israeli army firing live rounds, tear gas and stun grenades,… with the health ministry in Gaza reporting that 11 Palestinians had been hurt in the clashes.

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And finally to Cuba,… where the communist nation will officially recognize and regulate cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin.
According to Resolution 215,… which was published on Thursday,… the central bank will set new rules for how to deal with digital currencies.
While the government cited “socioeconomic interest”,… as the reason behind the latest move,… experts say the country’s blocked access to the world economy,… as well as weak local currency have factored into the appeal of cryptocurrency.
They added that Cuba’s decision to join El Salvador in embracing digital currency could help the country to circumvent U.S. sanctions placed on the regime.
Lee Seung-jae, Arirang News.

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2021-08-30 07:00 (KST)

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