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Hurricane Ida Intensifies As It Barrels Towards New Orleans

MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Ida intensified with the latest advisory. Earlier in the day, Ida made landfall on the Isle of Youth as a Category 1 hurricane.

It is moving to the northwest at 15 mph with 80 mph winds.

A hurricane watch is in place in Cameron, Louisiana to the Mississippi/Alabama border.

Ida will move over the central Gulf of Mexico on Saturday.

Ida is forecast to make landfall along the U.S. northern Gulf coast within the hurricane watch area on Sunday as either a Category 3 or Category 4 storm.

Dangerous storm surge is possible for the Gulf Coast depending on the tide by the time the system reaches the U.S.

South Florida will see the fringes with breezy tropical showers.

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