August 26, 2020

Hurricane Laura set to build to Category 4, slam US south coast

Lake Charles (United States) (AFP) – Hurricane Laura is due to strengthen to Category 4 before slamming into the US south coast¬†later Wednesday, forecasters said, as residents of coastal Texas and Louisiana were told to evacuate or shelter.With maximum sustained winds currently of 115 miles (185 kilometers) per hour, the hurricane could trigger a storm surge raising water levels by several feet and affecting areas as much as 30 miles inland.The hurricane threatens “potentially catastrophic storm surges, extreme winds and flash flooding” along the Gulf Coast, the National Hurricane Center said….


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