FanDuel Casino News - New Orleans Casinos Closed in Hurricane Ida’s Aftermath


In the wake of Hurricane Ida, casinos in New Orleans will remain closed as the entire city has experienced a power outage. Biloxi Mississippi, on the East Side of New Orleans, experienced a storm surge that swept through a casino garage and also caused floods across the entire streets in the Gulf Coast.

Hurricane Ida

The hurricane so far has caused massive destruction in the city. New Orleans and its surrounding regions are in total blackout expected to last for several days. The blackout was a result of the Utility Towers close to Avondale collapsing into the Mississippi River. Avondale, which is South West of New Orleans, is sitting opposite the Mississippi River.

The hurricane caused transmission lines to fail throughout the area, and four South-Eastern Louisiana parishes were cut off. This left up to one million people without power as early as Monday, after the Category 4 Hurricane Ida stormed ashore.

The hurricane hit Louisiana with high winds at 150mph towards the South of New Orleans in Port Fourchon shortly before Sunday noon. It has been recorded as the fifth strongest to hit the mainland US. The hurricane barreled ashore exactly in a disastrous wave and even more destructive than Hurricane Katrina, which occurred 16 years ago.

Spreading through South Louisiana at a wind moving at 10mph, Hurricane Ida caused massive destruction ripping off roofs and falling power lines. The heavy rainfall flooded the entire Gulf Coast and left residents fleeing the comfort of their homes and businesses shut down.

One resident in Ascension Parish was killed as a tree fell into his home in Duplessis between Gonzales and Prairieville in the East of Baton Rouge. Rescue teams swept through the entire coast on Monday to help residents stuck.

New Orleans Closures

New Orleans remained closed early Monday, and many businesses also experienced the same fate. On the popular Harrah's New Orleans Hotel and Casino website, it announced its closure due to the events of Hurricane Ida. The Casino did not mention any given date for resumption.

Other casinos, including the Treasure Chest at Lake Pontchartrain, Kenner in Northwest, and Boomtown Riverboat Casino in the South of New Orleans, opposite Mississippi River in Harvey, were also closed.

New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots also announced that it would be closed for business on Monday but with a possible resumption of activities on Tuesday on its website.

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