Hurricane Ida made landfall in southern U.S. state of Louisiana
Hurricane Ida made landfall on the Louisiana coast in the U.S. on August 29.
Its maximum sustained wind speed reached 240 kilometers per hour, making it one of the strongest storms to land in Louisiana. According to the National Hurricane Center, Ida had intensified at "unprecedented speed" before landing.
Supported by warm temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico, Ida gained strength rapidly on August 29. Within one day, it rose from a category 1 hurricane to the upper limit of a category 4 hurricane. After landfall, Ida began to lose strength and weakened into a tropical depression.
Under its influence over the next two days, many parts of the eastern U.S. will continue to experience stormy weather.
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