Laura to Hit Texas, Louisiana as ‘Catastrophic’ Category 4 Hurricane

By Paul Riegler on 26 August 2020
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Hurricane Laura is expected to make landfall as a “catastrophic” Category 4 storm near the Texas-Louisiana border on Wednesday.

The storm will make landfall between Houston and Lake Charles, Louisiana, late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning, forecasters said.

“Major Hurricane Laura continues to intensify over the northwest Gulf of Mexico this morning,” the weather service said in a statement.  “Laura is expected to produce catastrophic impacts from the coast to well inland: life-threatening storm surge, extreme winds, torrential rain, flooding, and tornadoes.”

Forecasters expect downed trees, numerous power outages, and significant damage to homes and buildings.

Over half a million people were told to evacuate as the storm approached, including the Texas cities of Beaumont, Galveston, and Port Arthur.

“This is a tough storm – big, powerful, and every forecast seems to increase the intensity,” Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said to reporters Wednesday.

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