Hurricane Laura Forms in Gulf; Texas and Louisiana Coasts Begin Evacuations
By Fox News // August 25, 2020
over 385,000 residents told to flee from dangerous storm surge
ABOVE VIDEO: Hurricane Laura strengthens, projected to hit Texas, Louisiana.
(FOX NEWS) – Thousands of people were ordered to evacuate the Texas and Louisiana coasts Tuesday as Laura strengthened into a hurricane that forecasters said could slam into land as a major storm with ferocious winds and deadly flooding.
More than 385,000 residents were told to flee the Texas cities of Beaumont, Galveston and Port Arthur, and still more were ordered to evacuate low-lying southwestern Louisiana, where forecasters said more than 11 feet of storm surge topped by waves could submerge entire towns.
“Heads up! Today is the last day to prepare for Hurricane #Laura. Evacuation zones are based on potential storm surge.
If an evacuation has been ordered, life-threatening storm surge is expected. Get your loved ones to a safe place…their life depends on it!” the National Weather Service tweeted.
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