Ida Hurricane goes deeper into the Gulf of Mexico
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- Intense rains and floods
- 11 / 10 / 2009
Nonetheless, the island’s civil defense authorities are still on guard due to the Cuban Meteorological Institute (INSMET) warning that heavy rains could fall tonight and Monday in Pinar, the two Havana provinces and the Isle of Youth.
At 6:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, Ida was located 150 kilometers (90 miles) west-northwest of Cape San Antonio, Cuba’s westernmost tip and just over 550 miles south-southwest of the Mississippi Delta on the US Gulf Coast, where a hurricane warning is now in effect.
A tropical storm warning is also in effect for New Orleans, hard hit by hurricane Katrina in the summer of 2005. Mayor Ray Nagin was recently in Cuba to learn from the island’s vast disaster prevention experience.
INSMET predicts that the hurricane Ida will increase its movement, currently at 10 mph, while heading north.
Source: Havana Times