. ‘Time is not on our side’: Hurricane Ida forecast to reach Category 4; New Orleans mayor says it’s too late for mandatory evacuations « JO LEE MAGAZINE

USA TODAY/The New Orleans area is under a hurricane warning after the Hurricane Center on Friday afternoon issued hurricane and storm surge warnings for portions of the Gulf Coast. Ida is forecast to make landfall Sunday afternoon or evening.

The storm has developed “more rapidly than anyone was prepared for. And there are no indications at all that it will weaken,” New Orleans mayor LaToya Cantrell said Friday evening.

“Time is not on our side,” Cantrell said. “The city cannot issue a mandatory evacuation because we don’t have the time.”

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