Hurricane Ida upgraded to Category 4

The National Hurricane Center has upgraded Hurricane Ida to a Category 4 Hurricane. Hurricane Ida is a very dangerous storm, major hurricane, a cat 4 packing sustained winds of 140 mph, approaching the northern gulf coast. This system is expected to continue NW with a turn to the north northwest later this morning 8/29, making landfall as a category 4 this afternoon.

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