Although Ida has been downgraded to a tropical storm, Please take emergency preparations seriously. There have already been some power outages reported in areas in Southern La. Some flooding and power outages are likely.
I wrote about St Tammany Parish schools Emergency Alert system at the beginning of the school year. I am very impressed with the system. Yesterday evening, we were wondering about the status of school schedules for today. Before I logged into the STPSB.org, the home phone rang and I had an incoming text. The school system sent a notification that they were watching IDA and preparing. Within the hour, another text and call came through. The St Tammany Schools would close 3 hours early. Channel 13 also runs updates. To sign up for updates go to http://www.stpsb.org/CommServices/signuppage.htm
This morning NOCCA notifed parents that they are closed today.
Additional links with Tropical System information can be found on my website JonesSellsHomes.net
My prayers are with the victims who have already lost their homes and lives to Ida.
Wishing everyone a Safe Day.