Ida, heading for Cuba and US, is now a hurricane: forecasters

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This RAMMB National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA) satellite handout image shows Tropical Storm Ida (C) at 14:30UTC, on August 27, 2021. (AFP)
Storm Ida has strengthened into a hurricane as it barrels toward Cuba and the US Gulf Coast, the National Hurricane Center said Friday.

"Ida has strengthened to a hurricane" with maximum sustained winds of 75 miles (120 kilometers) per hour, the US agency said, adding Cuba was already experiencing tropical storm conditions.اضافة اعلان

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