Iberville to get winds, some rain from Hurricane Ida

DEIDRE CRUSE, Governmental Reporter

 Iberville Parish should get winds of 15 to 25 miles – below tropical storm force -- and probably  less than an inch of rain this afternoon through 11 p.m. (Monday) as Hurricane Ida approaches land and turns east.

Emergency Preparedness Director Laurie Doiron made the report just after 2 p.m. after getting the latest word from the National Weather Service.

The Weather Service is predicting landfall around 6 a.m. Tuesday near the Mississippi/Alabama state line with winds of about 58 miles an hour, below hurricane strength, Doiron said.

“It hasn't weakened yet, but they are expecting it over the next couple of hours,” the director said.

In Louisiana, Plaquemine Parish will get the worst of the storm, Doiron said.

Rainfall here could go up to two inches if the parish gets “caught in a squall,” she said.

Gov. Bobby Jindal issued an executive proclamation declaring a state of emergency based on the forecast Sunday, when Ida had hurricane force winds and an uncertain track.