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Monday, November 09, 2009

Tropical Storm Ida heading for Mobile Bay

Ida is now a tropical storm and continues to decrease in intensity as it interacts with both cooler water temperatures and increased wind shear. Current projections are that Ida will maintain tropical storm force winds until reaching landfall Tuesday morning but this could and probably will change throughout the course of the day.
As with any tropical storm of hurricane, people living near the coast should secure all items outside, bring in any furniture, toys, plants, pets, etc that is not or cannot be tied down. Even though windspeed has been decreasing, tropical storm force winds of 60 - 70 MPH can do a lot of damage, especially if harmless loose items suddenly become flying debris.

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