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Hurricane Ida Update - Sunday August 29, 4pm CDT

IDA is still a very dangerous major hurricane. This event is only just beginning across much of the area and will continue to unfold over the next 24 hours.

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Changes from last update:

  • Hurricane Warning issued for Southwest Mississippi
  • Storm surge warning trimmed out of Iberville Parish and portions of Assumption Parish

Impacts:
Winds

  • A swath of devastating damage near where Ida's center moves as a major hurricane
  • A large swath of significant damage
Storm Surge
  • Significant and life-threatening storm surge is occurring
Rainfall/Inland Flooding
  • A large area of 10-15" is expected with a swath of 15-20" near the center of the track including in the metro Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas.
  • Localized amounts in excess of 24" are possible
  • Heaviest rainfall is expected today and Monday.
Tornadoes
  • There is a threat of weak/short lived tornadoes across our entire forecast area.

The attached briefing highlights the threats associated with this system.

Additional Information and Resources:

NWS New Orleans Website: www.weather.gov/neworleans

NWS New Orleans DSS Website: http://www.weather.gov/lix/embrief

NWS New Orleans Tropical Page: https://www.weather.gov/srh/tropical?office=lix

River Gauges and Forecasts: http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=lix

NWS New Orleans Facebook: www.facebook.com/NWSNewOrleans

NWS New Orleans Twitter: https://twitter.com/NWSNewOrleans

Online Severe Weather Reporting: https://www.weather.gov/lix/submit_storm_report

National Hurricane Center Website: https:///www.nhc.noaa.gov

Next Update and Contact Information:

Our 5PM webinar is still scheduled and will use the attached slides. The next new update will be following the 10PM CDT NHC update, earlier if there are any significant changes.

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