(CNN)Almost 16 years to the date after Hurricane Katrina
overwhelmed the city's flood protection system, New Orleans is
bracing for another potentially dangerous storm.
Hurricane Ida was moving into the Gulf of Mexico on Friday as a
Category 1 hurricane but forecasters say it could hit the Gulf
Coast as a Category 4 storm on Sunday.
In New Orleans, Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced Friday evening
that the National Weather Service and Gov. John Bel Edwards have
indicated there is no time for implementing contraflow traffic,
meaning the city cannot issue a mandatory evacuation for areas
inside the levee system.