A weakened Tropical Storm Ida is barreling down on the Gulf Coast between Panama City,Fl and Mobile, AL Tuesday. The national weather service has issued tropical storm warning from Grand Isle, LA to Aucilla River,Fl. The warning including the city and parish of New Orleans and Parishes surrounding Lake PONTCHARTRAIN.
At 9P.M. CST Ida was moving north 13 mph; a decrease of speed. When Ida makes landfall near Mobile Ida will make a turn to the north-northeast; bringing heavy seas, high winds and heavy rains. Maximum sustained winds is 65 mph.
Tropical Storm force winds will be felt in a radius of 200 miles.
Ida is expected to bring between 3-6 inches of rain. Some isolated storm cells will dump up to 8 inches of rain across portions of the Southeast US and Mid-Atlantic states.
Schools, and government offices except first responder will be closed.
Storm surge will cause 3 to 5 feet above ground.
WKRG has a list of Shelters in the Mobile area.
WJHG-TV/HD “NewsChannel7” has the list of shelters in Panama City,FL area.