Hurricane Ida is gaining intensity as it barrels through the Gulf of Mexico, and it's expected to be a very dangerous storm at landfall.
The potential Category 4 storm is expected to hit across much of the state after making its way from Cuba into the Gulf of Mexico this Sunday.
Ida intensified rapidly on Friday from a tropical storm to a hurricane with winds reaching up to 80 mph as it hit western Cuba.
"Time is not on our side," New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell said on Friday. "The city cannot issue a mandatory evacuation because we don't have the time."
Thanks to several thunderstorms that swept through the state on Thursday and more storms expected Friday night, several areas are under the the threat of possible flooding.
The National Hurricane Center said Tropical Storm Ida currently is above Cuba, but is expected to make landfall as a hurricane in the Gulf Coast on Sunday.
Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on August 29, 2005, and inflicted some $125 billion in total damages, according to NOAA.
The National Weather Service in New Orleans has warned that "dangerous impacts will be possible" from Ida when it hits the U.S. on Sunday morning.
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