My partner is in Baton Rouge and she was well prepared for this one. Lost power for a bit over 24 hours and her big lesson learned was having a better fan — she had a hand fan but her whole apartment building had to open doors + windows for the breeze, it was way stickier than she expected once the winds died down. She says that most of the towns in LA have 72-hour plans for hurricane preparations, but many areas didn’t have a 72 hour warning this time since it went from category 1 to cat 4 so quickly, and according to a local meteorologist, as the world warms that will happen more. They are used to hurricanes hitting at a lower category than expected, but not a rapid escalation like Ida was. So another lesson is to be ready for the storm to escalate at the last minute, and to not rely on evacuation warnings coming a few days ahead.