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United States: Hurricane Ida weakens to tropical storm


  • In the United States, Hurricane Ida, which made landfall south of New Orleans, has weakened to a tropical storm. 
  • The National Hurricane Centre said, Tropical Storm Ida is moving with maximum sustained winds of 95 kilometres per hour. 
  • The Centre said, Ida is causing a dangerous storm surge, damaging winds and flash flooding over southeastern Louisiana and southern Mississippi. 
  • One person was killed when a tree fell on their home in Ascension Parish, in the Baton Rouge area.