Laura’s 150 mph winds are heading for landfall overnight on the Texas-Louisiana border. The storm, which was upgraded to an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 level, is expected to cause “unsurvivable storm surge,” Possible tornadoes occurring in Laura’s outer bands over southeastern Louisiana and extreme southwestern Mississippi, according to the National Hurricane Center.
- Hurricane Laura is a Category 4 storm
- Hurricane Katrina was a Category 3 storm when it made landfall in 2005
- Tornado watches have been issued in parts of the states until 9 pm local time
- 620,000 people were told to evacuate, according to AJ+
A hurricane warning is now in effect from San Luis Pass, Texas, to Intracoastal City, Louisiana. This includes Galveston, parts of the east Houston metro area, Beaumont and Port Arthur, Texas, Lake Charles, Louisiana, and several additional inland counties and parishes of east Texas and western Louisiana extending north of Interstate 10.