Hurricane Ida latest: still on track for Louisiana as a category 4, wind forecast now 130 mph

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7AM CDT UPDATE: Ida is now a major categoty 4 hurricane with winds above 150 miles per hour.

The storm center is moving northwest at 15 miles per hour, toward the Lousiana coast.

For Texas – a small craft advisory has been issued for the waters south and southwest of Galveston through Sunday night.

HOUSTON (CW39) The National Hurricane Center indicates that Hurricane Ida is on track to reach Louisiana Sunday as a major category 4 hurricane. The storm remains an extremely dangerous situation.

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In addition to the catastrophic winds, there will be a very dangerous storm surge up to 10-15 feet in Southeast Louisiana.

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Rain will also be potentially devastating as the storm slows down a bit after landfall. Widespread totals over 10″ will be possible, with isolated areas getting up to 20″

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Not to be forgotten, multiple tornadoes will be possible Sunday and Monday, as is typically the case with these large tropical systems when they get over land.

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