Hurricane Ida will strengthen rapidly before reaching the United States at a speed of 225 kilometers per hour.


The National Hurricane Center reported that it would hit the Louisiana coast this Sunday.

The Hurricane Ida will strengthen " quickly " before reaching the coast of Louisiana (USA) on Sunday with winds up to 140 mph (225 km / h), which will turn it into a "storm extremely dangerous, " he predicted this Saturday the National Hurricane Center (NHC) of the United States.

According to the NHC bulletin, issued at 8:00 local time (noon GMT), preparations to protect against this powerful hurricane, which is expected to hit the US coast of the Gulf of Mexico with category four on the Saffir- Simpson, of a maximum of 5 and that measures cyclones based on the strength of their winds.

Ida is already about 5,385 miles (620 kilometers) southeast of the Mississippi River mouth and about 40,440 miles (710 kilometers) from New Orleans, which is currently commemorating the anniversary of the effects of Hurricane Katrina, which Due to 2005 about 2,000 people.

Ida is expected to pass near this Louisiana city, so this Friday, its mayor, LaToya Cantrell, ordered the evacuation of people living outside the levee system that protects the town from possible floods.

After making landfall on Sunday, Ida is expected to enter northern Louisiana or western Mississippi on Monday, which will gradually weaken.

The NHC estimates that Eda could cause a dangerous storm that would raise sea level at the mouth of the Mississippi River 15 feet (4.5 meters) above normal sea level.

To this should be added large and dangerous waves, which would worsen the situation in areas that will also receive large amounts of rain, with an accumulation of up to 20 inches (50 centimeters) in southeastern Louisiana and southern Mississippi until Monday.

Experts warned that all this could cause floods and floods in this region, who also anticipated that solid winds could begin to be felt in this area of ​​the US coast late this Saturday.

In addition, they expect tornadoes in southeastern Louisiana and southern Mississippi from Sunday to early Monday.

Against this background, the governor of Louisiana, John Bel Edwards, requested this Friday the declaration of federal emergency before the forecasts of an impact of Ida in this state and warned that there are only a few hours left for the population to prepare.