Hurricane Laura intensifies to Category 4
Hurricane Laura intensifies to Category 4 and could be one of the worst as the fore-casters dreadful warnings. It is swirling through the waters of the gulf of Mexico.
What is the condition of the residents of the nearby areas?
More than 5 lakh residents in Louisiana and Texas were evacuated on Wednesday. Meteorologists have declared the hurricane as “perishable”. The storm will hit the coast by powerful winds. The areas around the coast from central Louisiana to west of Galveston and Texas are on high alert. The people are filling sand in their houses to protect them.
Effects of the storm-
The storm was about to make a landfall late Wednesday night or early Thursday. The speed of the wind was about 150 mph. the low-lying lands are predicted to be covered by water reaching as high as 20 feet. The storms could reach by about 40 miles inland. There are warnings of high rainfall and tornadoes.
Why was the evacuation difficult?
The evacuation process is also threatened by the dangers of the pandemic. “I’m asking right now to pay attention to this storm, to get out of harm’s way.” Gov. John Bel Edwards of Louisiana told the residents on Wednesday during a briefing. “Understand, our state has not seen a storm surge like this in many, many decades. We haven’t seen wind speeds like we’re going to experience in a very, very long time.”
“Don’t dial 911, no one is going to answer — you’re on your own,” said Thurman Bartie, the mayor of Port Arthur, Texas. He said that he refused to endanger police officers and emergency workers by having them respond to calls during the storm. “Just know that it’s just you and God.”
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