Thinking of everybody in the Southern USA and Gulf of Mexico, as the massive Cat 4 storm Ida is now approaching an extremely serious Cat 5 with sustained winds of 240kmh/150mph. This is much stronger than weather forecasts had warned and comes with danger to life.
Ida is expected to hit landfall soon. There is also a danger of life-threatening storm surge inundation Sunday in areas along the coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. The storm is intensifying today, on what is the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
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