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Laura expected to 'rapidly strengthen' to Category 4 hurricane: NHC

Cameron La. was covered in floodwaters after Hurricane Rita in 2005 David J. Phillip Associated Press Cameron La. was covered in floodwaters after Hurricane Rita in 2005
Conrad Doyle | 26 August, 2020, 21:40

Municipal workers fill sandbags for the elderly and those with disabilities ahead of Hurricane Laura in Crowley, La., on August 25, 2020. As of Wednesday morning, Laura is is a Category 3 hurricane, reaching status as a major storm - the first of the 2020 Atlantic season. Heavy rain, storm surge, high winds and the potential for tornadoes will be possible as the storm moves in that direction. It was about 280 miles out from Lake Charles, Louisiana, moving northwest at 15 mph.

The hurricane center said there have been no substantial changes to the forecast track overnight.

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Wednesday that he would be extending the statewide Phase 2 restrictions after his current executive order expires on Friday, Aug. 28.

"Some areas, when they wake up Thursday morning, they're not going to believe what happened", said Stacy Stewart, a senior hurricane specialist. Hurricane Rita followed Katrina weeks later, striking southwest Louisiana as a Category 3 storm.

The US government agency said the hurricane was rapidly intensifying, and had wind speeds of up to 105 miles per hour.

Benchmark oil prices hit a five-month high on Wednesday, with the evacuation of hundreds of USA offshore oil facilities ahead of Hurricane Laura sparking fears of shortages.

In a series of tweets, it said Laura was expected to bring "life-threatening hazards" and an "unsurvivable storm surge" to parts of the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.

Hurricane Laura is expected to cause a catastrophic storm surge, extreme winds and flash floods as it hits the United States, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) says.

The storm is expected to weaken rapidly after landfall, but a "probable path" for the wet-and-windy remnants show it banking right at Arkansas and sliding across the North Carolina-Virginia state line on Saturday.

Water is the biggest killer when it comes to hurricanes. Gasoline demand in key consuming nations appears stuck at about 10% to 15% below year-earlier levels, while jet fuel usage is much further behind.

Coastal area will see large and destructive waves accompanied by a storm surge that "could penetrate up to 30 miles inland from the immediate coastline", according to NHC forecaster Daniel Brown.

Hurricane force winds are forecast to reach the warning area along the coast by tonight.

Laura is a big hurricane.

The hurricane center also said hurricane-force winds are also expected to spread far inland in eastern Texas and western Louisiana early Thursday morning.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for.

In Galveston and Port Arthur, Texas, many people boarded buses to Austin and other inland cities. In Texas' Hardin County, which has more than 57,000 residents along the coast, officials warned that anyone who tried riding out the storm faced days or weeks without electricity. "Because of the power of this storm, if you are unable or do not get out of harm's way. for nearly a 24-hour time period there will be no ability for rescuers and aiders to get in and assist you in any way".

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for.

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