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Hurricane IDA


**Hurricane IDA update 8/28/21**
Currently a Category 2 with sustained winds of 105mph, Hurricane IDA is expected to reach the Louisiana coast tomorrow afternoon as an extremely dangerous major hurricane. There is a danger of a Life-Threatening storm surge Sunday along the coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, along with an extremely Life-Threating inundation of 9ft or higher (above ground) within the area of Morgan City, LA to the coast of Mississippi. During this time please follow any and all local officials for information; this is a time overtopping of local levees may happen due to the rise of water.
Damaging winds and gusts will spread inland near the center of IDA across portions of southeastern Louisiana and southwestern Mississippi Sunday into Monday, please be careful as these winds may cause tree damage as well as power outages. Now would be the time for any last-minute trips to the store for some batteries, candles, flashlights, and perhaps filling the tub with water.
IDA will be producing heavy rainfall Sunday into Monday across the central Gulf Coast with the greatest amounts near the Lafayette and New Iberia area. As you can see from the photos below there is quite a bit of traffic seen on I-10 near Lafayette and the Baton Rouge area heading out. I ask that everyone please be safe during these times, look out for one another and remember if you see waters above normal to turn around, don't drown.

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