Ida Makes Louisiana Landfall With 150 MPH Winds

ABC News reports:

Hurricane Ida has made landfall in Louisiana as one of the most powerful hurricanes to ever strike the U.S. with 150 mph winds. Ida, which became a Category 1 hurricane Friday afternoon, has strengthened into a Category 4 hurricane with 150 mph winds.

Storm surge could reach 15 feet along parts of the Louisiana/Mississippi coastline and 6 feet on Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans.

The dangerous storm surge will be exacerbated by extreme rainfall. Much of Louisiana and Mississippi could get 6 inches of rain, while parts of southeast Louisiana and the Mississippi could get 10 to 20 inches. Flash flooding is also possible through early next week.