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

Die “extremely dangeroushurricane’s maximum sustained winds have intensified to 150 km / h, and it is expected to reach landfall late this morning or this afternoon, volgens die National Hurricane Center.

HURRICANE IDA STORM SURGE COULD BRING ‘UTTER DEVASTATIONTO OUTLYING AREAS: VERSLAG

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. (Beeld: Nasionale orkaansentrum)

Hurricane Ida strengthened into a Category 4 storm overnight Sunday, as it takes aim at southeastern Louisiana. (Beeld: Nasionale orkaansentrum)

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