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Hurricane Laura to Push ‘Unsurvivable Surge’ onto Texas-Louisiana Coast

National Weather Service officials called Hurricane Laura’s expected storm surge “unsurvivable.” The category 4 could push a storm surge as high as 15-20 feet onto the western Louisiana coast and up to 15 feet on the far eastern Texas coast. The surge could go inland as far as 40 miles in some areas, officials warned.

A Cameron Parish Sheriff deputy wipes his face as he mans a roadblock in the rain on LA 27 while residents evacuate Cameron in Lake Charles, La., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, ahead of Hurricane Laura. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

***Live Updates*** Louisiana Runoff Election Results

Louisiana holds its gubernatorial runoff election on Saturday between incumbent Democrat John Bel Edwards and Republican challenger Eddie Rispone. Polls will close at 9 PM ET. Stay tuned to Breitbart News for live updates. All times eastern.

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***Live Updates*** Trump Holds Louisiana Rally

President Donald Trump will hold a Thursday evening rally in Bossier City, Louisiana, a day after the House started its impeachment hearings and two days before Saturday’s gubernatorial runoff election between incumbent Democrat John Bel Edwards and Republican challenger Eddie Rispone.

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA - OCTOBER 11: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Sudduth Coliseum on October 11, 2019 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)