MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Ahead of Hurricane Ida’s landfall on the Gulf coast, WKRG is keeping a running blog of weather videos and photos to show you what’s happening in our community. Keep checking back here for the latest looks at what’s happening in the Mobile, Gulf Shores, and Pensacola areas.
Hurricane Ida is scheduled to make landfall in Louisiana around 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 29. The storm was projected by the latest National Weather Center to make landfall as a major hurricane.
Pascagoula started to see storm surge from Hurricane Ida around 6:00 AM Sunday morning. The video above comes from WKRG News 5’s Chad Petri. In it, you can see water accumulating on city streets and sidewalks. Street flooding can be a serious hazard to drivers.
Bayou La Batre saw storm surge from Hurricane Ida early Sunday morning.
Bayou La Batre storm surge worsened around 9:30 A.M. Sunday morning.
Navarre, Florida saw outer bands from Hurricane Ida around 10 AM Sunday morning.
Rough waves Sunday morning began rocking a boat in Pensacola until the waves finally overtook the craft and sunk it. You can see the power of Hurricane Ida at work here, even before its most significant effects hit the area.
WKRG News 5’s Brianna Hollis captured footage of Windmill Ridge Road in Gulf Shores underwater. The road is closed due to flooding. If you see any street flooded do not drive through.
Flooding on Dauphin Island continued throughout Sunday due to Hurricane Ida. You can see how high the floodwaters got on Dauphin Island with how deep cars are submerged in water.
WKRG News 5’s Chad Petri captured footage of flooding in Pascagoula. Many streets in Pascagoula were closed due to flooding.
WKRG News 5’s Blake Brown took footage of falling rain in Biloxi as a rain band of Hurricane Ida came through. Steady rain was seen as Ida’s path edged closer to Louisiana.
WKRG News 5’s Gabby Easterwood took footage of the flooding that is starting to accumulate on the Causeway in Mobile. Eastbound lanes on the causeway are closed at this time.
Massive waves crash against the Navarre Beach pier as Hurricane Ida gets closer to land.
Hurricane Ida made landfall at 11:55 AM in Port Fourchon as a Category 4 hurricane. Hurricane Ida had wind speeds of 150 mph when it made landfall.
A group of seagulls lined up on the beach as Hurricane Ida started to affect our area in Pensacola Beach.
Storm surge continues to flood Dauphin Island as Hurricane Ida moves over land. This update came as a noon update. You can see floodwaters coming in from the beach.
A manatee found itself in someone’s yard at Dog River as flood waters from Hurricane Ida flooded people’s property.
WKRG NEWS 5’s Brianna Hollis captured storm surge flooding a parking lot as water began to cover the street in Gulf Shores.