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State Offices in New Orleans Closed

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana officials are keeping state government offices closed in the New Orleans area. State offices in New Orleans, Grand Isle and in Lafourche, Plaquemines and St.

City of Slidell Prepares for Ida

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.

Salvation Army Gets Ready for Ida

Jackson, Miss – The Salvation Army along the eastern coast of the Gulf of Mexico is ready for the possible arrival of hurricane, or tropical storm Ida.

Ida Downgraded to a Tropical Storm

..IDA WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL STORM... AT 9 AM CST...1500 UTC...ALL HURRICANE WARNINGS AND WATCHES ALONG THE GULF COAST HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED.

Ida Downgraded to a Tropical Storm

..IDA WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL STORM... AT 9 AM CST...1500 UTC...ALL HURRICANE WARNINGS AND WATCHES ALONG THE GULF COAST HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED.

Ida Downgraded to Category 1 Storm - Latest Forecast

.IDA WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL STORM... AT 9 AM CST...1500 UTC...ALL HURRICANE WARNINGS AND WATCHES ALONG THE GULF COAST HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED.

Lafourche Parish Declares State of Emergency

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.

No Delays Expected at BR Airport

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.

Tracking Ida: Latest Forecast

...IDA MOVING SLOWER...CENTER APPROACHING THE NORTHERN GULF COAST... A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM GRAND ISLE LOUISIANA EASTWARD TO THE AUCILLA RIVER FLORIDA...INCLUDING NEW ORLEANS AND LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN. IDA IS MOVING TOWA

LA Emergency Preparedness Officials Watching Ida

BATON ROUGE – The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) continues to track Hurricane Ida as it approaches the Gulf of Mexico.