NASA’s Michoud Setting up Center in New Orleans and also the company’s Stennis Space Center in close-by Hancock Region, Mississippi, both encountered a wallop from Hurricane Ida as the large tornado made landfall on Sunday (Aug. 29).

Situated on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico, Michoud and also Stennis are familiar with typhoons, certainly. Both centers shut throughout of the tornado, with just what NASA refers to as “ride-out” workers on-site — 50 individuals at each center, spokespeople for both centers informed The ride-out teams will certainly remain at the center for the complete period of the typhoon, guaranteeing safety and security and also keeping track of any type of mission-critical procedures that require to continue throughout the tornado.