Hurricane Laura Update - Tuesday August 25, 11am
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Here is an update concerning Hurricane Laura.
Changes from previous update:
Hurricane Laura is forecast to continue strengthening as it moves across the Gulf today and tomorrow
It is forecast to make landfall as a major hurricane in SW LA or SE TX Wednesday night
At least some impacts are still expected across portions of SE LA and S MS
- Possible storm surge inundation levels
Morgan City to MS River: 4-6 ft inundation possible
MS River to Ocean Springs: 3-5 ft inundation possible
Lakes Pontchartrain and Maurepas: 2-4 ft inundation possible
Ocean Springs to AL Border: 1-3 ft possible
Expect several low-lying, coastal roads to become impassable due to flooding.
Some areas may become cut off or inaccessible
Wind and tornado:
Sustained tropical storm force winds with higher gusts will be possible mainly across areas near and just east of the Atchafalaya River Wednesday into Wednesday night
These winds could result in minor damage mainly to trees, powerlines, and weaker structures. A few trees may fall and block roadways or damage structures.
A few tornadoes will be possible in the storm’s rain bands. Tornadoes in these situations are typically short-lived, but they move very quickly.
Additional Information and Resources:
NWS New Orleans Website: www.weather.gov/neworleans
NWS New Orleans DSS Website: http://www.weather.gov/lix/embrief
NWS New Orleans Tropical Page: https://www.weather.gov/srh/tropical?office=lix
River Gauges and Forecasts: http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=lix
NWS New Orleans Facebook: www.facebook.com/NWSNewOrleans
NWS New Orleans Twitter: https://twitter.com/NWSNewOrleans
Online Severe Weather Reporting: https://www.weather.gov/lix/submit_storm_report
National Hurricane Center Website: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/