Texas, Louisiana on disaster alert as Laura is on the brink of becoming catastrophic hurricane

Hurricane Laura on the brink of becoming catastrophic category 4 hurricane - We The World Magazine
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America’s National Hurricane Center has warned, Laura is on the brink of becoming an ‘extremely dangerous’ category 4 hurricane which poses a threat of heavy loss of life and property in the Northwest US Gulf Coast.

NHC prediction for Laura surging into a life-threatening storm comes after the depression gathered enough steam for the last 12-hours in the Gulf of Mexico.

As of now, Laura is churning toward the US mainland to Louisana and Texas, where severe flood warning has been enacted. The NHC tweeted early Wednesday, high winds will cause widespread damage to portions of eastern Texas inland and western Louisana on Thursday morning, resulting in ‘widespread tree damage and power outage.’

According to satellite images of the hurricane, the storm has grown significant enough to upend lives and smash properties that comes on its way.

“[…] there are no signs it will stop soon, with shear remaining low to moderate over the deep warm waters of the central Gulf of Mexico,” National Hurricane Center told on a Wednesday briefing.

National Weather Service meteorologist Donald Jones said he expects extensive damage to trees and power outage, as he warns “this is going to be a very serious situation.”

“Unsurvivable storm surge with large and destructive waves will cause catastrophic damage from Sea Rim State Park, Texas, to Intracoastal City, Louisiana, including Calcasieu and Sabine Lakes. This surge could penetrate up to 30 miles inland from the immediate coastline,” NHC tweeted.