Ida continues to bring flooding rain along its path; Kate remains a poorly organized tropical storm

WSAV Hurricane Central

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV/WFLA) — Ida continues to spin over Mississippi tonight, dropping several inches of rain.

As it tracks to the northeast, it will drop as much as 6 inches of rain in spots.

On Sunday, Ida officially made landfall near Port Fourchon, LA at 11:55 am and then a second landfall southwest of Galliano, LA. at 2 pm, on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

Ida reached hurricane strength Friday afternoon and intensified over the weekend as it approached the coast of Louisiana.

Hurricane Ida rapidly intensified from a category 2 hurricane at 11 pm Saturday to a major category 4 hurricane early Sunday morning. .

Rain totals will continue to climb along Ida’s path as tropical moisture moves up the eastern United States. Flash flooding & river flooding will be possible through the southeast into Tennessee & Ohio Valleys then the Appalachians.

Strom surge levels were between 12 and16′ along the Louisiana coast. Storm surge flooding has been also happening in Mississippi, Alabama, and the western Florida panhandle.

Tropical Storm Kate

Kate remains a poorly organized tropical storm over the central Atlantic. Maximum sustained winds are still at 40mph.

As of 11 pm Monday, the center of storm is about 800 miles ENE of the Leeward Islands. Little change in strength is forecast during the next few days. As of now, Kate poses no threat to land.

WFLA contributed to the article.

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