(CNN) As Hurricane Ida marches north towards Louisiana and the Gulf Coast, weather forecasts say the storm’s wind speeds are expected to increase, potentially wreaking havoc on the area when it arrives.

CNN’s Monica Garrett, Gene Norman, Chris Boyette, Paul P. Murphy, Melissa Alonso, Hollie Silverman, Aya Elamroussi, Haley Brink, Ray Sanchez and Alaa Elassar contributed to this report.

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