Ida Gaining Strength In The Gulf

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Hurricane Ida is moving over some of the warmest and deepest water in the Gulf of Mexico right now, and has been intensifying all day. Ida is expected to continue strengthening as it approaches the Louisiana coast tomorrow, where it will make landfall as a major hurricane.

Ida is projected to be a major hurricane at landfall, and produce life threatening surge and flooding, and wind. Surge could be as high as 15 feet in parts of Southeast Louisiana, and winds could gust as high as 165 mph in the most intense part of the eyewall.

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