Category 4 Hurricane Ida, moving northwest at 11 mph, slams Louisiana with strong winds, heavy rain and dangerous storm surge.
When measuring wind speed, Ida is one of the three most powerful hurricanes to hit Louisiana. Along with Ida, Laura in 2020 and the Last Island hurricane in 1856, everyone also clocked in at 150 mph.
A tornado clock is in effect in parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, and storm surges can reach 8 feet along Louisiana and the Mississippi coast.
Ida will weaken through the night, but remains a dangerous hurricane that brings rounds of very heavy rain and possibly lightning floods to the New Orleans area.
Louisiana and Mississippi could see 10 to 20 inches of rain in some areas.
The heavy rain and possible floods will move inland on Monday and Tuesday. Waverly, Tennessee, which was hit by deadly, catastrophic floods last weekend, could see another 2 to 5 inches of rain late Monday through Tuesday.
-ABC News’ Dan Peck