Weather — August 27, 2020 at 12:50 am

Hurricane Laura makes landfall at Louisiana with 150mph winds and ‘unsurvivable’ surge


Hurricane Laura hits southwestern Louisiana amid warning of ‘potentially catastrophic impacts’ (Evening Standard)

Hurricane Laura is coming ashore as an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm near Cameron, Louisiana. A catastrophic storm surge and damaging winds is battering the region and a threat of flooding rain and strong winds will extend well inland.


At a Glance

  • Laura has made landfall near Lake Charles, Louisiana with winds of 150 mph.
  • Wind gusts of 100-135 mph have been recorded in southwestern Louisiana.
  • Catastrophic storm surge and damaging winds will affect areas near where Laura makes landfall.
  • Storm surge could penetrate as much as 40 miles inland in southwest Louisiana.
  • Laura is also an inland flood risk as far north and east as Arkansas and the Ohio and Tennessee valleys.
  • Isolated tornadoes are also expected from Laura.


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