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Tropical Depression Ida Local Statement Advisory Number 19
National Weather Service New Orleans LA  AL092021
Issued by National Weather Service Jacksonville FL
429 PM CDT Mon Aug 30 2021

This product covers Southeast Louisiana and South Mississippi

**IDA WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION OVER WESTERN MISSISSIPPI**

NEW INFORMATION
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* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - All watches and warnings have been canceled

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - None

* STORM INFORMATION:
    - About 180 miles north of New Orleans LA or about 170 miles 
      north-northwest of Gulfport MS
    - 32.6N 90.3W
    - Storm Intensity 35 mph
    - Movement North-northeast or 20 degrees at 9 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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Tropical Depression Ida will continue to track northeast away from 
Southeast Louisiana and South Mississippi tonight. Area rivers and 
bayous may continue to experience flooding from rainfall runoff during
the next several days.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* WIND:
No additional impacts are anticipated at this time across Southeast
Louisiana and South Mississippi.  

* SURGE:
No additional impacts are anticipated at this time across Southeast 
Louisiana and South Mississippi.

* FLOODING RAIN:
No additional impacts are anticipated at this time across Southeast 
Louisiana and South Mississippi.

* TORNADOES:
No additional impacts are anticipated at this time across Southeast 
Louisiana and South Mississippi.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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* EVACUATIONS:

RECOVERY PHASE - Do not enter evacuated areas until officials have 
given the all clear to return.

* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:

If your home or shelter was damaged, be alert to the smell of gas 
leaks and be cautious around electrical wiring, broken glass, jagged 
metal and wood, and protruding nails and screws.

Check to see if everyone in your group is OK. Administer first aid to 
those who are injured. If possible, call 9 1 1 for any serious 
injuries. Remember, it may be difficult for emergency responders to 
arrive quickly. 

Check in with your emergency points of contact. Let them know your 
location and status. Keep conversations short and to the point. Do 
not tie up communications systems.

Check on your neighbors. If necessary, help them connect with their 
points of contact.

Do not attempt to return to evacuated areas until local authorities 
have inspected roads and bridges and have given the all clear. 
Hazards like downed power lines and trees, washed out roads, 
continued flooding in low lying areas and non-functioning traffic 
lights make travel difficult. 

Allow extra time for emergency vehicles to reach you as they navigate 
road hazards.

Do not attempt to return to evacuated areas until local authorities 
give the all clear. Allow time for officials to inspect bridges and 
overpasses and to mark washed-out roads.

When entering areas that have been heavily damaged, bring along a 
GPS-enabled device to help with street navigation. Do not drive on 
roads that have been marked closed.

Do not go sightseeing within impacted communities. Sightseers 
interfere with the emergency work of first responders.

When inspecting damage, use flashlights rather than candles or flamed 
lanterns. Be aware of sparks that can ignite natural gas or other 
leaking flammables.

Do not go up on your roof until the weather conditions are safe. 
Ladders can be slippery in the rain and unexpected wind gusts can 
blow you off the roof.

When clearing out fallen trees, be careful with chainsaws and axes. 
Always wear protective gear and keep others at a safe distance. 
Leaning trees and those which have fallen on roofs or power lines can 
be especially dangerous. If you are not in good health or unsure 
about what you are doing, have someone with tree cutting experience 
do the job. Never cut trees without a partner.

If using a generator, avoid carbon monoxide poisoning by following 
instructions provided by the manufacturer. Operate your generator in 
a well-ventilated space outside of your living area and away from 
open doors and windows.

Problems with sewer backups can further contaminate standing flood 
waters. Keep children away from flood waters. Also, listen for boil 
water alerts as tap water may have become non-potable.

Be alert for any lingering wind gusts which could take down weakened 
trees and/or power lines, collapse damaged structures, or cause 
flying debris.

Be alert for potential flooding from rising rivers and streams which 
may have yet to crest. Remain informed of the latest river forecasts 
and heed any flood watches and warnings.

Be alert for flooded roads which could be compromised or littered 
with debris. Avoid travel until water levels subside and roads have 
been cleared. Do not drive through places where flood waters cover 
the road. Turn around, don't drown!

Have multiple ways to receive Tornado Warnings if issued. Consider 
nearby shelter options as you move about. Be ready to shelter quickly.

* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
- For information on appropriate preparations see ready.gov
- For information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.org
- For additional disaster preparedness information see redcross.org

NEXT UPDATE
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As it pertains to this event...this will be the last local statement 
issued by the National Weather Service in New Orleans LA regarding 
the effects of tropical cyclone hazards upon the area.

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