August 25, 2020

Hurricane Laura tracks toward US Gulf Coast after slamming Haiti

New Orleans (AFP) – Storm Laura was upgraded to a destructive hurricane on Tuesday and is forecast to make landfall along the Texas or Louisiana coasts on Wednesday night, after earlier causing 20 deaths in Haiti.”Laura has become a hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 km/h), with higher gusts,” the US National Hurricane Center reported.”Significant strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Laura is expected to be a major hurricane at landfall,” it added, warning of storm surges, flooding and torrential rain.The storm surge “will be accompanied by large and destr…


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