Ida Makes Landfall in Cuba as Category 1 Hurricane

Hurricane Ida made landfall on the Isle of Youth (Isla de la Juventud) in Cuba as a Category 1 storm on Friday, August 27, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

Video shared by Seniel Rodriguez Reyes shows trees swaying in strong winds on Friday as the storm lashed the Isle of Youth.

Prior to making landfall, Ida had been upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph. A hurricane warning was issued for the Isle of Youth, where the NHC warned of a “life-threatening” storm surge. Credit: Seniel Rodriguez Reyes via Storyful

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