Hurricane Ida made landfall as a monster Category 4 storm at 12:55 ET near Port Fourchon, Louisiana with 150 mph winds and gusts up to 185 mph:

A Category 5 storm has winds of 157 mph:

Grand Isle is bearing the brunt of the storm right now with reports that dozens of residents did not evacuate:

The Weather Channel lost contact with the police chief while on air:

He was later able to establish contact with a text message saying there’s 4 feet of water outside the building but they’re safe — so far:

Video of what’s going on:


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