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Hurricane Laura Tropical Cyclone Update
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL132020
200 AM CDT Thu Aug 27 2020
...EYEWALL OF LAURA PUSHING INLAND ACROSS SOUTHWESTERN LOUISIANA...
...CATASTROPHIC STORM SURGE, EXTREME WINDS, AND FLASH FLOODING
The eyewall of Laura will continue to move inland across
southwestern Louisiana during the next several hours. TAKE COVER
NOW! Treat these imminent extreme winds as if a tornado was
approaching and move immediately to the safe room in your shelter.
Take action now to protect your life!
The safest place to be during a major landfalling hurricane is in a
reinforced interior room away from windows. Get under a table or
other piece of sturdy furniture. Use mattresses, blankets or pillows
to cover your head and body. Remain in place through the passage of
these life-threatening conditions.
A National Ocean Service tide station at Calcasieu Pass, Louisiana
observed a water level rise of 9.19 ft Mean Higher High Water
at 100 CDT.
The Lake Charles, Louisiana airport recently reported a sustained
wind of 85 mph (137 km/h) with a gust to 128 mph (206 km/h).
A University of Florida observing tower near Lake Charles recently
reported a sustained wind of 86 mph (138 km/h) with a gust to 112
mph (180 km/h)
A Texas Coastal Ocean Observing Network site at Sabine Pass on the
Texas/Louisiana border recently reported sustained winds of 74 mph
(119 km/h) with a gust to 90 mph (145 km/h).
SUMMARY OF 200 AM CDT...0700 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 10 MI...15 KM SW OF LAKE CHARLES LOUISIANA
ABOUT 40 MI...65 KM E OF PORT ARTHUR TEXAS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...140 MPH...225 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 350 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...941 MB...27.79 INCHES