Thousands flee Louisiana ahead of Cat.4 Hurricane Ida

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Tens of thousands of people are fleeing the US state of Louisiana as levitra online prescription Hurricane Ida closes in from the Gulf of Mexico.

Ida is now a Category Four hurricane, one below the highest level, with up to 130mph (209km/h) sustained winds.

It is expected to make landfall on Sunday evening, bringing a “life-threatening” storm surge. It could be stronger than Hurricane Katrina, which devastated much of New Orleans in 2005.

Traffic jams clogged motorways as residents heeded orders to evacuate.