National Hurricane Center

Louisiana-Texas Coast Pounded as Hurricane Laura Marches North

Hurricane Laura marched onto the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Texas as a Category 4 storm early Thursday morning leaving widespread power outages and massive property damage. Power outages run from the Beaumont-Port Arthur area in Texas eastward to Lafayette, Louisiana.

A picture taken on August 27, 2020 shows a ship anchored to a dock using a searchlight to look at smaller fishing ships as hurricane Laura passes over in Lake Charles, Louisiana. - Hurricane Laura slammed into the southern US state of Louisiana on August 27 and the monster category …

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)

185 MPH Hurricane Irma Bears Down on Puerto Rico

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) reports that a “potentially catastrophic” Hurricane Irma will strike the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Current predictions call for the storm to move on to Cuba and then possibly Florida by Sunday afternoon.

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More Flooding: TS Harvey Could Restrengthen after Return to Gulf Waters

Officials with the National Weather Service warn additional heavy rains and catastrophic flooding could hit the Houston area during the overnight hours of Monday morning. Hurricane officials also report that Tropical Storm Harvey is beginning to move back to the Gulf of Mexico where warm waters could foster re-strengthening.

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Hurricane Harvey May Leave Parts of Texas ‘Uninhabitable for Weeks or Months,’ Say Feds

HOUSTON, TX — Parts of Texas may become inhabitable for weeks or months according to a Friday morning statement from the National Weather Service. Hurricane-force winds and torrential rains expected to last for five days or more could cause parts of the Lone Star State to become unhabitable due to structure damage, lack of utilities and safe drinking water, and major flooding conditions, the National Weather Service wrote in an advisory late on Friday morning. Hurricane Harvey is expected to cross the Texas shoreline late Friday evening or early Saturday morning–a major and potentially catastrophic Category 3 storm.

Vehicles are left stranded on Texas State Highway 288 in Houston, Texas on May 26, 2015. Heavy rains throught Texas put the city of Houston under massive amounts of water, closing roadways and trapping residents in their cars and buildings, according to local reports. Rainfall reached up to 11 inches …