Ida approaches Gulf Coast as tropical storm

Staff reports
Ida moved toward the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, Alabama and Florida as a tropical storm Monday night.

Ida moved closer to the Gulf Coast Monday night as a tropical storm warning remained in effect from Grand Isle to the Aucilla River in Florida.

The warning includes New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain.

A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 24 hours.