Drivers Face Long Gas Lines in New Orleans Following Tropical Depression Ida

Drivers braved long gas lines in the wake of Tropical Depression Ida in New Orleans on August 30, a day after it pummeled the city as a Category 4 hurricane.

The National Hurricane Center issued flash-flood and heavy-rainfall warnings for areas of Mississippi, Alabama, and the western Florida Panhandle on the afternoon of August 30, as the storm, which was downgraded to Tropical Depression Ida, moved north-northeastward over western Mississippi.

This video shared by the New Orleans Health Department shows drivers lined up outside a gas station. “It is important to have a full gas tank in case of emergency,” wrote the department. Credit: New Orleans Health Department via Storyful

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