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News Report: Hurricane Laura Approaches US Coastline

Hurricane Laura Approaches US Coastline

Mandatory evacuations have been ordered in parts of Texas as Hurricane Laura is expected to make landfall. According to a CNN report, Hurricane Laura is in the process of “rapid intensification” which could take Hurricane Laura further from its latest Category 3 classification to a major Category 4. 

Rapid intensification is considered a rare process in tropical storms, which is causing concern for those in the potentially affected areas spanning from Eastern Texas to Louisiana and further north to Southern Missouri. 

According to the Hurricane Central report by The Weather Channel, Hurricane Laura is predicted to develop an inland flood risk that will stretch from the Gulf coast to as far north as Arkansas or southern Missouri as well as potentially causing isolated tornadoes.

As of August 27th, ABC News reported that Hurricane Laura continues to move inland across the southerneastern United States. The National Hurricane Center expects areas to be impacted by “unsurvivable storm surges.” The Category 4 major hurricane currently has sustained a maximum wind speed of 150 mph.