Hurricane Ida expected to slam into Louisiana as ‘extremely dangerous major hurricane’

Hurricane Ida is barreling across the Gulf of Mexico with maximum sustained winds of nearly 100 mph (155 km/h). Its eye is trained on Louisiana, where the swirling storm is expected to make landfall as a Category 4 hurricane on Sunday, Accuweather forecasters said Saturday afternoon (Aug. 28). 

The storm would be the first Atlantic hurricane of the 2021 season to make landfall on U.S. soil, Accuweather reported.

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