Hurricane Laura Update Statement

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Hurricane Laura Tropical Cyclone Update
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL132020
1200 AM CDT Thu Aug 27 2020

...NORTHERN EYEWALL OF LAURA MOVING OVER CAMERON PARISH...
...CATASTROPHIC STORM SURGE, EXTREME WINDS, AND FLASH FLOODING
OCCURING IN SOUTHWESTERN LOUISIANA...

The eyewall of Laura is moving onshore over southwestern Louisiana. 
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 Weatherflow site in Cameron recently reported a sustained 
wind of 84 mph (135 km/h) with a gust to 110 mph (177 km/h).

A HurrNet Station in Cameron recently reported a sustained wind of 
74 mph (119 km/h) with a gust to 93 mph (150 km/h).

A National Ocean Service site at Calcasieu Pass reported a wind 
gust of 89 mph (132 km/h) within the last hour.

SUMMARY OF 1200 AM CDT...0500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...29.5N 93.3W
ABOUT 40 MI...65 KM S OF LAKE CHARLES LOUISIANA
ABOUT 45 MI...70 KM SE OF PORT ARTHUR TEXAS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...150 MPH...240 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNW OR 345 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...938 MB...27.70 INCHES

$$
Forecaster Zelinsky/Cangialosi



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