Evacuations ordered as hurricane Laura strengthens
ICYMI: Laura is now a Category 4 hurricane (8.26.20)
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Officials are telling people in the path of Hurricane Laura to leave now.
Laura is expected to make landfall Wednesday night near the Texas and Louisiana border.
Shelters are setting up, buses are gathering residents and toll roads are being opened up, all in the hopes that people heed the warnings that Laura will hit the Gulf Coast as a large and extremely dangerous hurricane.
Beaumont, Texas is preparing for a direct hit.
Hurricane Laura is now a Category 3 storm and is rapidly intensifying in the Gulf.
It could strengthen into a Category 4 hurricane sometime Wednesday.
Officials are warning Laura will bring dangerous winds, heavy rainfall, flash flooding and storm surge up to 14 feet.
The coronavirus pandemic is adding an extra layer of worry and complications to the storm.
Some people worried about being in a shelter setting while others are having trouble leaving.
We have posted an important evacuation message from Louisiana’s governor on all of our platforms.
Please don’t wait.
The storm has the potential to be extremely destructive and life-threatening.
Posted – 8.26.20