Tropical Storm Ida makes landfall
Ida Makes Landfall in Alabama With Heavy Rain (Fox News)
GULF SHORES, Ala. — Tropical Storm Ida came ashore near Mobile Bay in southern Alabama early Tuesday with top sustained winds around 45 mph.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Ida's center first
touched land on Dauphin Island and was headed for the Alabama mainland later
Ida was moving northeast about 9 mph.
Tropical storm warnings were out across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama
and Florida, where governors declared states of emergency.
The primary concern along the entire southland is flooding. Low lying areas and street flooding is likely in many areas through early tomorrow morning. Rainfall can be anywhere between 2 and 8 inches across the region over the next 12 - 24 hours.