Hurricane Larry path LIVE: Ferocious category 3 storm poses 'danger to life' as 125mph winds barrel towards East Coast

A MAJOR category 3 storm is gunning it's way towards the East Coast, with ferocious speeds of 125mph set to cause "a danger to life".

Hurricane Larry, churned on Monday about 715 miles (1,150 km) off the Northern Leeward Islands.

It comes after large swathes of the East Coast were recovering after devastating damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida.

Predicted to remain out to sea in the Atlantic Ocean, Larry was expected to cause "significant swells" along the East Coast from midweek until the weekend.

"These swells will likely cause life-threatening surf and rip-conditions so beach-goers are urged to follow the guidance of lifeguards and local officials," said National Weather Service meteorologist Lara Pagano.

Read our Hurricane Larry live below for the latest updates…

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    IDA CAUSED MORE THAN $50M IN DAMAGE ACROSS NEW YORK

    New York Governor Kathy Hochul said Ida caused more than $50 million in damage in that state after the storm's record-breaking rainfall of 3.1 inches (7.8 cm) per hour on Wednesday, recorded in New York City's Central Park, sent walls of water cascading through businesses, public transportation systems and 1,200 homes.

    Hochul said she had directed that $378 million in previously awarded hazard mitigation funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency be devoted to supporting New York's infrastructure against extreme weather.

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    NEARLY 480,000 PEOPE WITHOUT POWER IN LOUISIANA

    On Monday, almost 480,000 customers in Louisiana remained without power, according to the PowerOutage.us website.

    The U.S. Coast Guard said it was probing nearly 350 reports of oil spills in and along the Gulf Coast in the wake of Ida.

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    US SOUTHERN STATES ALREADY RAVAGED BY IDA FACE NEW FLASH FLOODING THREATS

    U.S. Southern states still grappling with widespread power outages and water-logged homes after deadly Hurricane Ida faced new flash flood threats on Monday from slow-moving rain and drenching thunderstorms.

    Storms capable of producing two to three inches (5-8 cm) of rain "in a pretty short period of time" were saturating New Orleans and other parts of Louisiana and Mississippi, and were expected to continue into the evening, said National Weather Service meteorologist Lara Pagano.

    The states are struggling to recover after more than a week since Ida, one of the most powerful hurricanes ever to strike the U.S. Gulf Coast, tore a devastating path of destruction and crippled the New Orleans power grid.

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    JOE BIDEN WILL VISIT NY AND NJ TO VIEW HURRICANE IDA DESTRUCTION

    President Joe Biden will visit New York and New Jersey on Tuesday to view the destruction wrought by last week's Hurricane Ida, which has left at least 57 dead and four missing in the eastern United States.

    Biden will travel to New York City's Queens borough and Manville, New Jersey, the White House said on Monday.

    He has approved disaster declarations for Louisiana, where Ida hit on August 29 with sustained winds of 150 miles per hour (240 kph), and for New York and New Jersey, which were deluged with rain and intense flooding

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    LARRY EXPECTED 'TO CAUSE SIGNIFICANT SWELLS'

    Predicted to remain out to sea in the Atlantic Ocean, Larry was expected to cause "significant swells" along the U.S. East Coast from midweek until the weekend, Pagano said.

    "These swells will likely cause life-threatening surf and rip-conditions so beach-goers are urged to follow the guidance of lifeguards and local officials," Pagano said.

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    NEW YORK STATE CONFIRMED 17 DEATHS FROM HURRICANE IDA

    New York had 17 confirmed deaths from Ida, four in suburban Westchester County and the rest in New York City.

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    HURRICANE LARRY COULD LAST INTO SECOND WEEK OF SEPTEMBER, SAYS ACCUWEATHER

    Larry could last well into the second week of September and become the longest-lived named system so far this season, Accuweather said.

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    EAST COAST ALREADY CRIPPLED BY IDA

    As Biden was walking communities in Louisiana punished by the storm, the New York area was still soaked from the downpour Ida delivered. 

    New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on Friday confirmed there are six people who remain missing.  

    "Were still not out of the woods," he told the Today Show, fearing the death toll would likely climb higher. 

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    HURRICANE IDA IS THE FIFTH STRONGEST HURRICANE TO HIT THE COUNTRY

    Ida is now being touted as the fifth strongest hurricane to hit the country after it barreled through southern Louisiana and shredded man-made structures and caused more duress brought on by steamy heat conditions. 

    The hurricane socked the Gulf coast and then blazed north debilitating the East Coast and Mid-Atlantic states. 

    On Wednesday the storm’s bands of rain caused biblical flash flooding in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. 

    Ida claimed nine deaths in Louisiana, and at least 49 more have died in the Northeast.

    According to utility Entergy Corp, the number of Louisiana homes and businesses still without power fell to around 823,000 on Friday as the company confirmed it had restored service to about 225,000 customers, according to Reuters.

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    LARRY IS CLASSED AS A 'LARGE HURRICANE'

    "Larry is a large hurricane," the National Hurricane Center said.

    "Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles."

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    PICTURED: WHAT IS HURRICANE LARRY'S PROJECTED PATH?

    HURRICANE Larry is forcefully making its way around the Atlantic and forecasters are on the lookout for its path.

    Larry comes just a few days after Hurricane Ida destructs much of the US.

    Larry is a Category 3 hurricane with the potential to turn into a Category 4 storm, according to Accuweather meteorologists.

    Larry is a Category 3 hurricane with the potential to turn into a Category 4Credit: National Hurricane Center
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    LARRY IS THE FIFTH HURRICANE IN ONE WEEK

    Larry became the fifth hurricane – and third major hurricane – last week in an already-rough Atlantic hurricane season.

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    LARRY WILL REMAIN 'A MAJOR HURRICANE THROUGH THIS WEEK'

    Larry was located about 830 miles east of the Northern Leeward Islands on Sunday afternoon, moving to the northwest at 13 mph. Maximum sustained winds were 125 mph, with higher gusts, the National Hurricane Center said.

    "Little change in strength is forecast during the next few days, although fluctuations in intensity will be possible.

    Larry is expected to remain a major hurricane through the middle of this week," the center said.

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    EXPLAINED: WHEN IS HURRICANE SEASON?

    Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30.

    So far, the US has had five hurricanes in 2021.

    The storms are: Danny, Elsa, Fred, Henri and Ida.

    According to hurricane researcher Phil Klotzbach, the US is running ahead in the number of named storms making landfall this year as the average is usually two at this time.

    "We're running well ahead of schedule, especially for named storms," Klotzbach said.

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    WHAT IS THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER SAYING ABOUT HURRICANE LARRY?

    It is still very likely that the US will feel the effects of the hurricane by midweek.

    The hurricane center revealed that the storm is “likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.”

    On Monday, September 6, the storm was about 715 miles east of the Northern Leeward Islands, moving northwest at 10 mph with winds at 120 mph, the National Hurricane Center said.

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    WHAT IS HURRICANE LARRY'S PROJECTED PATH?

    Larry is a Category 3 hurricane with the potential to turn into a Category 4 storm, according to Accuweather meteorologists.

    The storm is expected to be in the Atlantic Ocean for several more days before eventually making its way to Bermuda around the middle of the week, moving closer to North America, Accuweather said.

    "At this point, it is most likely that Larry will miss the United States and stay a few hundred miles away from the Northeast coast," the center stated.

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    LARRY WILL CAUSE 'SIGNIFICANT SWELLS ALONG EAST COAST'

    Predicted to remain out to sea in the Atlantic Ocean, Larry was expected to cause "significant swells" along the U.S. East Coast from midweek until the weekend.

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    LARRY COULD BECOME THE STRONGEST ATLANTIC STORM THIS YEAR

    If Larry's sustained winds increase above 150 mph, it would become the strongest storm in the Atlantic this year – even stronger than Ida, Accuweather said.

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    LARRY COULD INTENSIFY TO CATEGORY 4

    Larry, now a Category 3 hurricane, could intensify into a Category 4 storm, possibly by Sunday, Accuweather meteorologists said.

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