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Hurricane Ida slams Louisiana as Cat 4 storm with 150mph winds

August 30, 2021

Hurricane Ida roared ashore in Louisiana yesterday, with sustained winds of 150 mph and higher gusts after the hurricane rapidly intensified on approach to land. Ida remains a hurricane at this time and is now soaking the state, while still causing damage.

Hurricane Ida’s winds gained 65 mph in strength in just 24 hours as it crossed the Gulf of Mexico, reaching almost Category 5 strength and also growing in size.

Impacts have been significant to parts of southern Louisiana, with barrier islands and key energy facility Port Fourchon receiving a direct hit.

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