Monday, November 09, 2009

Ida - Monday Morning Update

NPR has a useful and fairly comprehensive update this morning on Hurricane Ida. The short of it is this --
  • Ida is weakening. It's a category 1 storm, and expected to weaken further before landfall.
  • The center of the storm is expected to hit the shore late tonight, well after dark.
  • "Hurricane warnings remained in effect from Pascagoula, Miss., east to Indian Pass, Fla."
  • Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency (which means he is demanding more of that federal stimulus money he so likes to criticize.)
  • Dauphin Island and Mobile look to be in the bullseye.
  • "Residents of Pensacola Beach, Fla., and nearby Perdido Key were encouraged to leave, as were people farther inland who live in mobile homes... ."
  • Two hours east of Pensacola, at Point Marina in Panama City, Steve Arndt's gut is telling him "it probably won't be that bad." But there's not much of a gut on that guy, so it's hard to tell if he knows what his stomach is rumbling.

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