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Chef Jose Andres and his World Central Kitchen organization are on the ground in New Orleans and have set up three kitchens with enough food to serve more than 100,000 meals, he said on Twitter Sunday afternoon.

Andres and his team are sheltering-in-place until Hurricane Ida passes, and he’s encouraged by the pre-positioning he’s seen from both the federal government and non-governmental organizations since he arrived in New Orleans on Saturday night.

Andres says the kitchens are stocked, the food is on-sight and they will be operational once it is safe to do so.

He left Haiti on Saturday and his World Central Kitchen site there to assemble a team in New Orleans ahead of the storm.

Ida made landfall near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, earlier today. The storm is about 45 miles southwest of New Orleans.