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Hurricane Laura
« on: August 26, 2020, 03:31:02 PM »
Hurricane Laura has rapidly intensified into a monster Category 4 storm with 140 MPH winds, and is taking aim at the eastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana coasts.

The NHC key messages for this storm says it all:

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I hope that all who are in the projected path for this storm have evacuated and will be safe. This no doubt is going to be a historic and horrific event, unfortunately. :(

Satellite loop of Laura, as of 2 PM CT Aug 26
« Last Edit: August 26, 2020, 03:32:57 PM by Stephen »

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Re: Hurricane Laura
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2020, 08:11:07 PM »
The hurricane is still continuing to strengthen... now up to 150 MPH! Unbelievable. Reminds me of what happened with Michael in 2018... this may very well continue to strengthen until landfall.

Latest 7 PM Advisory: (full advisory)
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WTNT33 KNHC 262342
TCPAT3

BULLETIN
Hurricane Laura Intermediate Advisory Number 28A
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL132020
700 PM CDT Wed Aug 26 2020

...WINDS INCREASING AS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS HURRICANE LAURA TAKES AIM
AT THE NORTHWEST GULF COAST...
...CATASTROPHIC STORM SURGE, EXTREME WINDS, AND FLASH FLOODING
EXPECTED ALONG THE NORTHWEST GULF COAST TONIGHT...


SUMMARY OF 700 PM CDT...0000 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...28.4N 92.9W
ABOUT 120 MI...190 KM S OF LAKE CHARLES LOUISIANA
ABOUT 120 MI...190 KM SSE OF PORT ARTHUR TEXAS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...150 MPH...240 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNW OR 330 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...940 MB...27.76 INCHES

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Re: Hurricane Laura
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2020, 05:14:13 PM »
Yeah... Laura has already really messed up SWLA/SETX. I went back to my home last night, which was inside of the eye, and was horrified with what I saw inside and around. We got off extremely lucky with just needing a new roof, pool liner, floor and other things, but it was the first time this house has been like this. We never flood and incredibly didn't this time. I feel horrible for the many people and places I know and have been to before that are now seriously damaged or crumbled.

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Re: Hurricane Laura
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2020, 02:01:04 PM »
Yeah... Laura has already really messed up SWLA/SETX. I went back to my home last night, which was inside of the eye, and was horrified with what I saw inside and around. We got off extremely lucky with just needing a new roof, pool liner, floor and other things, but it was the first time this house has been like this. We never flood and incredibly didn't this time. I feel horrible for the many people and places I know and have been to before that are now seriously damaged or crumbled.
Wow! I'm it was not worse for your house than it was. I am fascinated with the power of weather, tornadoes, hurricanes, etc., but I hate the destruction, obliteration, injuries and deaths.
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