Hurricane Laura Aftermath: Half a Million Without Power in Texas, Louisiana as Storm Heads Towards Arkansas

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Laura made landfall as Category 4 hurricane, maximum sustained winds of 150 mph

(FOX NEWS) – More than 650,000 customers were without power in Texas and Louisiana Thursday, as catastrophic storm surges and extreme winds battered coastal areas under evacuation orders, and a weakening Hurricane Laura continues on its path north toward Arkansas.

Hurricane Laura moved ashore before 1 a.m. CDT just east of the Texas-Louisiana line near Cameron Parish, La., with the strength of a Category 4 hurricane, maximum sustained winds at about 150 mph, and a minimum central pressure of 938 mb.

More than 134,000 customers were without power in Texas, with those in the southeastern part of the state in Jefferson, Orange and Hardin Counties the most affected.

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