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Hurricane Ida makes landfall in Louisiana as Category 4 storm

Rain comes down at a wall of sandbags in Montegut, Louisiana, before Hurricane Ida lands on August 29, 2021. (Mark Felix/AFP)
Rain comes down at a wall of sandbags in Montegut, Louisiana, before Hurricane Ida lands on August 29, 2021. (Mark Felix/AFP)

NEW ORLEANS — Hurricane Ida makes landfall as “an extremely dangerous” Category 4 storm in Louisiana, according to the National Hurricane Center, 16 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina devastated the region.

“Extremely dangerous Category 4 Hurricane Ida makes landfall near Port Fourchon, Louisiana,” the NHC writes in an advisory. Ida strikes the port, which is located 100 miles (160 kilometers) directly south of New Orleans, with packing maximum sustained winds estimated at 150 miles per hour.

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