The hydrometeorological phenomenon would force evacuations in the city of New Orleans and the surrounding coastal region, just on the eve of the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, one of the five deadliest phenomena of its kind in the history of the country.
Ida threatens to hit the state late Sunday afternoon or evening with strong winds and heavy rains, so during a press conference the governor of Louisiana, John Bel Edwards, asked residents to prepare quickly.
"By tomorrow night, they need to be where they plan to be to weather the storm," he said.
"Based on Ida's current track and strength, this storm will test our hurricane protection systems like never before," Chip Kline, Edwards executive assistant for coastal activities, wrote on Twitter.
This Saturday, the National Hurricane Center (CNH) anticipated that the meteor will be extremely dangerous when it reaches the Louisiana coast and "actions to protect life and property must be hurried."
Meanwhile, government officials implored the public to evacuate, with some mandatory orders to do so.
News images from the area showed existing traffic leaving New Orleans, The New York Times reported.
Also through text alerts they urged residents who want to stay to gather supplies, charge devices and create conditions in the face of the emergency.
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell issued a mandatory evacuation of all areas of the city that are outside of its flood protection system, urging voluntary evacuation or shelter in place.
The CNH reported, in turn, heavy rains at the end of tomorrow and until Monday, from southeastern Louisiana to the coast of Mississippi and Alabama.
After moving inland, the weather event could contribute to flooding in Tennessee, where flash floods killed 20 people last weekend.
Research over the past decade revealed that, on average, the rapid intensification of hurricanes is increasing, in part because the oceans, which provide energy for hurricanes, are warmed more by greenhouse gas emissions caused by the man. / Latin Press.