Louisiana governor: Levees should hold against Hurricane Ida


With Hurricane Ida expected to make landfall Sunday, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says his state’s $14 billion levy system should hold against the storm.

“All of our modeling shows that [the levees should hold]. We feel very good about what is inside the hurricane risk reduction system,” Edwards told CBS’ Ed O’Keefe on “Face the Nation.“

Ida, which gained strength overnight, is currently classified as a Category 4, with expected winds of over

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