Hurricane Ida strengthens, Louisiana braces for severe blow

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: August 28, 2021 8:54 PM CT | Published: August 28, 2021 7:44 PM CT

The National Hurricane Center warned that super-warm Gulf waters could rapidly magnify Ida’s destructive power, boosting it from a Category 2 storm to an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane in just 18 hours or less. Landfall was expected Sunday afternoon.

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