Hurricane Laura made landfall early Thursday morning, striking Cameron, La., as a Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 150 mph. In the past 20-years, only two other storms have landed in the U.S. with winds of that speed and strength.
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Laura is landing just as Republicans gear up for the final night of their 2020 convention. During previous conventions, Republicans have cancelled and rescheduled various parts of their programming due to arriving storms.
NEW: NOAA's GOES-16 🛰️captured the landfall of #HurricaneLaura at 1 a.m. CDT in southwest #Louisiana near Cameron. The category 4 #hurricane packed maximum sustained winds of 150 mph and a minimum central pressure of 938 mb. Updates: https://t.co/bf9oyNUeIP pic.twitter.com/WjJM4EIyq3— NOAA Satellites - Public Affairs (@NOAASatellitePA) August 27, 2020
EYE WALL of powerful #HurricaneLaura in Lake Charles, LA with the Dominator Fore and HERV taking some debris. Sadly there is a lot of damage, likely catastrophic to the south. We are waiting for sunrise to drive to Holly Beach and retrieve windy palms @MikeTheiss pic.twitter.com/WwNUjwfruu— Reed Timmer (@ReedTimmerAccu) August 27, 2020
Paul Heard rode out #HurricaneLaura in his car in Lake Charles, Louisiana.— CNN (@CNN) August 27, 2020
“There’s destruction out here everywhere. Trees are twisted from high winds or tornadoes. There’s a lot of damage. People are going to need a lot of help down here,” he says. https://t.co/r1JnH5hd82 pic.twitter.com/Z6OBSEXcl2
WATCH: Extreme winds from Hurricane Laura are pounding the Lake Charles area in Louisiana pic.twitter.com/RAd5PJYJNP— BNO News (@BNONews) August 27, 2020
Hurricane chaser Brandon Clement describes the ferocity of winds from #HurricaneLaura. “We went from tropical-storm force to hurricane force to Cat-3 force within a matter of maybe hour and a half,” he says. https://t.co/r2jslJviut pic.twitter.com/OEsVkrN3Sg— CNN (@CNN) August 27, 2020
#HurricaneLaura made landfall last night, leaving hundreds of thousands without power. @BreakingChesky is live from the hard hit Lake Charles, LA with the latest.— TODAY (@TODAYshow) August 27, 2020
"The scary part here is that the storm surge has yet to crest." pic.twitter.com/DPszoYurrf
Hurricane #Laura is expected to bring 9+ feet of storm surge to parts of #Louisiana and #Texas. If you're told to evacuate, you need to do so before it's too late. #HurricaneLaura pic.twitter.com/OoFcSeRWY9— CStore News. Noticias de CStore (@CStoreNews_) August 25, 2020
Multiple waterspouts near an oil platform off the coast of Louisiana.— ~Marietta✌ (@_MariettaDavis) August 25, 2020
Check your hurricane preparedness for possible power outrages with batteries, flashlights, food & water, normally for 3 days but with Laura 7 days.
Video: Raney Frederick#HurricaneLaura pic.twitter.com/b2yBhCtrbD
🔊🔊🔊 SOUND UP— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) August 27, 2020
Listen to the wind inside this casino in Lake Charles as Hurricane Laura rips across the region with reports of winds over 120 mph! We're live with team coverage as the storm continues to impact the coastline and move inland. #HurricaneLaura #LAwx pic.twitter.com/1KQjuAiuCk
Photo Credit: NASA/Chris Cassidy