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Hurricane Laura Tropical Cyclone Update
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL132020
300 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.
In Lake Charles, Louisiana, the airport reported a sustained wind of
98 mph (158 km/h) with a gust to 132 mph (212 km/h) and a University
of Florida observing tower reported sustained winds of 95 mph (153
km/h) and a gust to 132 mph (2012 km/h) within the past couple of
A Weatherflow site in Cameron, Louisiana reported sustained wind of
92 mph (148 km/h) and a gust to 117 mph (188 km/h) in the southern
eyewall of Laura after the eye has passed overhead.
SUMMARY OF 300 AM CDT...0800 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 15 MI...25 KM WNW OF LAKE CHARLES LOUISIANA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...130 MPH...210 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 350 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...946 MB...27.91 INCHES