Hurricane Ida made landfall on August 29, 2021 as a Category 4. It served as one of the greatest tests to the Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System (HSDRRS) since it’s construction. Approximately 159 Flood Protection Authority-East staff members worked before, during, and after Ida’s arrival to operate the system. Despite noteworthy storm surge, the levees, gates, and pump stations that make up HSDRRS functioned as designed, keeping flood waters out of Orleans, East Jefferson, and St. Bernard parishes. Inspections of the system began as soon as conditions were safe to identify any minor damages and begin preparing for whatever storm may come next. Below are a few facts, figures, and images regarding Hurricane Ida and the FPA-East’s response.