Hurricane Update

August 24, 2020

Tropical Storm Laura could strengthen quickly into a major hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico with a dangerous threat of storm surge along parts of the Louisiana and Texas coasts, and threats of flooding rain and strong winds extending well inland later in the week.

Laura has prompted new hurricane and storm surge watches for the Gulf Coast.

A hurricane watch has been posted from Port Bolivar, Texas, to west of Morgan City, Louisiana. This means hurricane conditions are possible within 48 hours in the watch area.

storm surge watch has also been issued from San Luis Pass, Texas, to Ocean Springs, Mississippi. This watch, meaning life-threatening inundation of water moving ashore over land is possible within the area in 48 hours or less. The watch includes Galveston Bay, Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas and Lake Borgne for areas outside of the southeast Louisiana Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System. 

Tropical storm warnings continue from parts of Cuba into the Middle and Lower Florida Keys

One Response to “Hurricane Update”

  1. rhymeswithgoalie Says:

    Uh-oh. Bro’s house under construction is smack dab in the middle of the orange.

    In any case, even relatively distant storms can cause beach-eating high surf, and take out more of [what’s left of] Louisiana’s coastland.

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