Aug 26, 2020

Hurricane Laura: Storm approaching US 'potentially catastrophic'

EPA Hurricane Laura is expected to cause a catastrophic storm surge, extreme winds and flash floods as it hits the US, the National Hurricane Center says. Laura is currently a Category 3 storm and is due to strengthen to Category 4 before reaching Texas and Louisiana later on Wednesday. Laura and another storm Marco earlier hit the Caribbean killing 24. Early on Wednesday the NHC said satellite images had shown that Laura had undergone a remarkable intensification to become a "Formidable hurricane". In a series of tweets, it said Laura was expected to bring "Life-threatening hazards" to parts of the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.

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