Hurricane Ida rapidly intensifies into dangerous Category 4

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: August 29, 2021 5:52 AM CT | Published: August 29, 2021 5:52 AM CT

Ida quickly gained strength as it moved into the northern Gulf, going from top winds of 115 mph (185 kph) in a 1 a.m. update to 145 mph (230 kph) a few hours later. The system was expected to make landfall Sunday afternoon.

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