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Hurricane Ida hitting Louisiana with "catastrophic" winds, surge ahead of landfall

Hurricane Ida explosively intensified overnight into a high-end Category 4 storm, and is bringing "catastrophic effects" to Louisiana as it gears up to be the strongest hurricane to make landfall in the state's recorded history.

The latest: As of 8 a.m. ET, the storm's center was located about 100 miles southeast of Houma, Louisiana, and was moving northwest at 15 mph. Maximum sustained winds were measured by aircraft to be 150 mph, just shy of Category 5 intensity.

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