September 18, 2021

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Hurricane Ida live updates: Ida may be 1 mph short of being Category 5 hurricane – ABC News

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Winds up to 150 mph are now moving onto Louisiana’s coast.

Hurricane Ida is now 50 miles south-southeast of Grand Isle, Louisiana, moving northwest at 15 mph.

An extreme wind warning has been issued for parts of southern Louisiana, including Houma, Louisiana, about 60 miles southwest of New Orleans.

Winds are currently gusting to 120 mph on the edge of the state, and rainfall rates of 3 inches per hour or more are now moving into Louisiana.

Widespread destructive winds of 115 mph to 150 mph with “swaths of tornado-like damage” will be spread across St. Bernard Parish, St. Charles Parish, Terrebonne Parish, Lafourche Parish, Jefferson Parish and Plaquemines Parish, according to the National Weather Service.

Residents who did not evacuate are advised to take cover in a reinforced interior room away from windows or under a table or other sturdy piece of furniture with blankets and mattresses covering their face and body.

-ABC News’ Dan Manzo

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