Ida strengthens to Category 2, expected to become a historic Category 4 storm for Louisiana

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Hurricane Ida has strengthened to a Category 2 storm in the Gulf of Mexico as it approaches Louisiana.
9 months ago·New Orleans, United States

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Ida strengthens into Category 2 hurricane: Latest forecast

Ida strengthened into a Category 2 hurricane Saturday afternoon with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph. The storm is forecast to intensify and become a Category 4 hurricane with 140 mph winds before landfall in Louisiana late Sunday. Currently, Ida is moving northwest at 16 mph and its center is located about 290 miles south-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River in southeastern Louisiana.

9 months ago·Los Angeles, United States
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BBC News

Hurricane Ida: Thousands flee as storm bears down on Louisiana

Ida is forecast to be one of the strongest storms to hit Louisiana in 150 years.

9 months ago·United Kingdom
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The Guardian

Hurricane Ida could be among strongest to hit Louisiana since 1850s, governor warns

Residents of New Orleans and coastal communities continued to flee on Saturday night, with storm forecast to hit Sunday afternoon

9 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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CBS Local

'It's Terrifying': With Hurricane Ida Approaching Louisiana, Brookline Woman Fears For Relatives Down South

BROOKLINE (CBS) — Hurricane Ida is moving through the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday and might get stronger before making landfall.Mandatory evacuations have been implemented across parts of the Gulf Coast, as some states begin to prepare for the storm.President Joe Biden issued a warning on Saturday to Louisiana residents to take the storm seriously.“Ida just turned it into a very, very dangerous storm. I need not tell you this. I just got another …

9 months ago·United States
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NDTV

"Extremely Dangerous" Hurricane Ida Set To Hit US Gulf Coast

People evacuating ahead of Hurricane Ida clogged roads headed north on Saturday from the US Gulf Coast, with the strengthening storm set to hit New Orleans 16 years to the day after devastating Hurricane Katrina.

9 months ago·New Delhi, India
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USA Today

Hurricane Ida expected to strengthen as it approaches Louisiana coast

Ida is forecast to hit the area 16 years to the day that Katrina made landfall in Louisiana and Mississippi as a catastrophic Category 3 storm.

9 months ago·United States
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