Pickens County Sheriff Todd Hall passes on the latest Hurricane warning:
Hurricane Ida has rapidly strengthened overnight, and is now a very dangerous category 4 hurricane, close to category 5.
Ida will make landfall later on this morning in SE Louisiana then move inland overnight tonight. Impacts are still expected especially across the western half of Central Alabama Monday through Tuesday.
Changes from previous forecast:
Flash Flood Watch has been issued through Tuesday evening, and severe threats for the possibility of tornadoes have been increased to slight for our far southwest counties starting as early as 4am Monday morning. A severe timing graphic has been added.
- What: Potential for a few tornadoes
- Where: All of Central Alabama
- When: Early Monday into Tuesday
- What: Potential for sustained winds up to 25 mph with gusts over 40 mph
- Where: Areas west of Interstate 65 and some higher-elevation locations
- When: Monday evening into Tuesday
- What: Potential for 2-4 inches of rain (locally higher) and instances of flooding
- Where: Focused west of Interstate 65
- When: Monday into Tuesday
Don't wait, pick up supplies before the storm arrives.