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Hurricane Ida made landfall in southeast Louisiana on August 29 as a Category 4 hurricane. The remnants of Ida slowly moved north and eastward, reaching the Tennessee Valley on August 31 and crossing the southern Appalachians and moving into the Mid Atlantic and Northeast United States on September 1. Widespread rain accompanied the passage of Ida's remnants with parts of the Plateau and much of the Valley receiving heavy amounts that caused localized flooding. In addition, gusty winds occurred in the higher elevations of the Smokies with peak gusts of 46 mph at Cove Mountain, 45 mph at Clingman's Dome, and 41 mph at Camp Creek during the afternoon on August 31 which led to some tree damage.
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