As of 7:30 am morning, Hurricane Ida is predicted to slip slightly west, possibly making landfall in Mobile, Alabama. Once ashore, the storm is expected to take a turn to the east and quickly downgrade to a tropical depression.
With Hurricane Ida approaching the Gulf Coast, Lafourche Parish President Charlotte Randolph has declared a State of Emergency for the Parish of Lafourche, effective at 7:00 A.M. this morning, Monday, November 9, 2009.
As Hurricane Ida continues to move in the Gulf of Mexico, forecast models predict a minimal impact to the Baton Rouge area. Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport expects to remain fully operational during this event.