Apple has announced that it will be making donations for relief and recovery in the wake of Hurricane Ida. The Category 4 Hurricane hit the New Orleans, Louisiana area on Sunday, leaving over one million people with out power. In a Tweet on his official Twitter account, CEO Tim Cook made the announcement of donations to help in relief efforts.
Mr. Cook’s Tweet did not give a dollar amount of the donation.
This is not the first time that Apple has committed to donations in relief efforts. The company has done this on numerous occasions including for Hurricane Michael in 2018, the Notre Dame Cathedral fire in 2019, and several times for relief from California wildfires.
Hurricane Ida made landfall on Sunday August 29th with sustained winds of 140 MPH. The storm had stunning build up from a tropical depression to a Category 4 in a matter of days. The storm is now inland and has since been downgraded to a tropical depression once again.
In Louisiana, particularly in the New Orleans area, it could takes multiple weeks for utilities to be restored due to the extensive damage at power, water, and sewer facilities throughout the city and surrounding area. For perspective, the entire city of New Orleans at the time of this post is without electrical power.