Wednesday/ hurricane Laura

Hurricane season has started, and hurricane Laura is bearing down on the Texas & Louisiana coastline.  The storm had sustained winds of about 140 miles per hour in the Gulf of Mexico, and will dump up to 10 inches of rain onto areas close to the coast.

City and county officials in Texas and Louisiana have issued evacuation orders affecting more than 500,000 residents, particularly those living in low-lying areas. The Covid-19 epidemic is and added complication, and many of these residents simply do not have the means to evacuate.
Laura is expected to make landfall late Wednesday night or early Thursday, most likely in the marshy plains near the Texas-Louisiana state line. [Graphic from the New York Times].

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