- Ida will bring “life-threatening flooding” 9 feet or higher into Louisiana and the Gulf Coast, according to the National Hurricane Center.
- Ida is expected to come ashore on Sunday evening, NHC reports.
- Louisiana is in particular danger of facing extreme weather due to the hurricane.
Federal forecasters said on Saturday that Hurricane Ida will bring strong gusts and dangerous flooding to the Gulf Coast.
“Extremely life-threatening flooding at 9 feet or more above ground level is possible anywhere in the area from Morgan City, Louisiana to the Mississippi coast,” the National Hurricane Center said.
—National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) 28 August 2021
Ida rushes to the Gulf Coast with maximum sustained winds at 85 miles per hour.
The hurricane is expected to hit the shore on Sunday evening. Forecasters predict that hurricane tropical winds will appear earlier. Louisiana is in particular danger of facing extreme weather due to the hurricane.
“Ida is expected to be an extremely dangerous violent hurricane when it reaches the Louisiana coast,” the NHC said in a statement.
Louisiana has imposed a hurricane warning for its coastal region, including New Orleans, a city hit by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. 1800 people died when Katrina hit. Residents who live along or near the dam system in New Orleans, where officials predict strong surges and dangerous winds, were at risk. ordered to evacuate from the area…
“Action to protect life and property must be completed today,” the NHC warned on Saturday.
Mississippi hurricane clock in realitycovering Hancock and Harrison Counties and Jackson City.
Heavy rains from Louisiana to the Mississippi are expected from Sunday to Monday, “leading to life-threatening natural disasters and flooding in cities, as well as significant flooding impacts in rivers,” according to NHC.