VIDEO: West End floodgate closes on Sunday morning as Hurricane Ida approaches

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METAIRIE, La. (WGNO)— Hurricane Ida is quickly approaching the Louisiana coast. In preparation for the fast-moving hurricane, the West end floodgates are closed.

Ida continues to show signs of strengthening on Sunday morning as it sets its sights on the southeast and south-central Louisiana coast.

Hurricane Ida is now an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm with 140 mile per hour wind speeds. The storm is currently 100 miles SSE of the Mouth of the Mississippi River.

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