Crew Flies Over the Eye of Hurricane Ida in Gulf of Mexico

Hurricane Ida strengthened as it approached landfall on the Gulf Coast on Sunday, August 29, bringing potentially catastrophic and life-threatening conditions.

The National Hurricane Center said Ida had been upgraded to a Category 4 hurricane on Sunday morning, bringing maximum sustained winds of 150 mph.

This footage was posted on Twitter by the National Hurricane Center, which said it was taken from inside the eye of Ida on Sunday morning by the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) Ocean Winds Research team. Credit: NESDIS via Storyful

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