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Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome speaks at Shamrock Marine, April 10. The press conference detailed information on pollution trackers that will be implemented in the river understand the state of plastic pollution along the Mississippi River.

East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is having a press conference this morning to discuss preparations for Hurricane Ida.

The storm is expected to make landfall Sunday night or early Monday morning as an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm. Its current path would take it directly over the Baton Rouge area; the region will likely experience tropical weather starting Sunday morning.

Coastal parishes in southeast Louisiana have issued evacuation orders. Traffic in Baton Rouge is jammed as people to the south leave town.

Follow live coverage of the 11 a.m. press conference below. Can't see the module? Click here.


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