• UPDATE: Hurricane Laura Expected to Become Category 4 Storm

  • UPDATE: Hurricane Laura Expected to Become Category 4 Storm

    Hurricane & Severe Weather Information
    UPDATE: Hurricane Laura Expected to Become Category 4 Storm


    August 26, 2020


    UPDATED: 10 AM CDT

    Hurricane Laura continues to rapidly strengthen and it is expected to become an extremely dangerous category 4 hurricane.

    Catastrophic storm surge, extreme winds, and flash flooding expected along the northwest Gulf coast tonight.

    Only a few hours remain to protect life and property.


    The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Laura. The center of the hurricane was located near latitude 27.0 North, longitude 92.0 West. The hurricane is moving toward the northwest near 16 mph (26 km/h).

    Maximum sustained winds are near 125 mph (205 km/h) with higher gusts. 


    SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

    A STORM SURGE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR:

    • FREEPORT TEXAS TO THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER

     A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR:

    • SAN LUIS PASS TEXAS TO INTRACOASTAL CITY LOUISIANA

     A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR:

    • SARGENT TEXAS TO SAN LUIS PASS
    • EAST OF INTRACOASTAL CITY LOUISIANA TO THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER

     A STORM SURGE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR:

    • MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER TO OCEAN SPRINGS MISSISSIPPI
    • LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN, LAKE MAUREPAS, AND LAKE BORGNE

     A HURRICANE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR:

    • EAST OF INTRACOASTAL CITY TO WEST OF MORGAN CITY LOUISIANA

    A Storm Surge Warning means there is a danger of life-threatening inundation, from rising water moving inland from the coastline in the indicated locations. for a depiction of areas at risk, please see the national weather service storm surge watch/warning graphic, available at hurricanes.gov. This is a life-threatening situation. Persons located within these areas should take all necessary actions to protect life and property from rising water and the potential for other dangerous conditions. Promptly follow evacuation and other instructions from local officials.
     
    A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.

    A Storm Surge Watch means there is a possibility of life-threatening inundation from rising water moving inland from the coastline in the indicated locations.

    A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, generally within 36 hours.

    A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area.  A watch is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous.

    For storm information specific to your area, including possible inland watches and warnings, please monitor products issued by your local National Weather Service forecast office.

     
     

    Please follow the National Hurricane Center for the latest information on tropical storms.

    If you have questions, please feel free to contact Scott Fisher, Sr. VP of Policy & Public Affairs, at sfisher@tffa.com or 512-894-0658.

     
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