Ida darkens New Orleans on path to Memphis

More than 1 million without power; Mississippi River reverses course

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: August 29, 2021 10:21 PM CT | Published: August 29, 2021 2:44 PM CT

Hurricane Ida hit Louisiana Sunday with approximately 150 mph winds, making it a Category 4. Category 5 hurricanes start at 156 mph. Only four Category 5 hurricanes have made landfall in the U.S.


Hurricane Ida National Weather Service

Michael Waddell

Michael Waddell is a native Memphian with more than 20 years of professional writing and editorial experience, working most recently with The Daily News and High Ground News.


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