Hurricane Ida, 'extremely dangerous' Category 4 storm, to hit New Orleans on Katrina anniversary

The “extremely dangerous” hurricane’s maximum sustained winds have intensified to 150 mph, and it is expected to reach landfall late this morning or this afternoon, according to the National Hurricane Center.

HURRICANE IDA STORM SURGE COULD BRING ‘UTTER DEVASTATION’ TO OUTLYING AREAS: REPORT

According to Fox Weather’s Janice Dean, only two hurricanes on record — since 1851 —  have made landfall in Louisiana with sustained winds that strong: Last Island in 1856, and Hurricane Laura in 2020. Both of those hurricanes were 150 mph at landfall.

Hurricane Ida strengthened into a Category 4 storm overnight Sunday, as it takes aim at southeastern Louisiana. (Image: National Hurricane Center)

Hurricane Ida strengthened into a Category 4 storm overnight Sunday, as it takes aim at southeastern Louisiana. (Image: National Hurricane Center)

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