Laura expected to become hurricaneChristian Fernsby ▼ | August 26, 2020
Tropical Storm Laura was moving across the central Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday and is expected to strengthen into a major hurricane as it heads toward the US states of Texas and Louisiana.
Laura The storm has maximum sustained winds of 128 kilometers per hour
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The threat of the storm has led to evacuations in parts of Texas and in Louisiana, and there are long lines outside grocery stores of residents looking to stock up on necessities.
“This surge from Laura could penetrate up to 30 miles inland from the immediate coastline in southwestern Louisiana and far southeastern Texas. Actions to protect life and property should be rushed to completion this evening, as water levels will begin to rise on Wednesday,” the National Hurricane Center said Tuesday.
The hurricane will likely be making landfall in the area of southwestern Louisiana and the upper Texas coast. ■