The National Hurricane Centre has issued a warning claiming Hurricane Laura will be a category 4 storm as it makes landfall. The monster will cause an unsurvivable storm surge with large and destructive waves which will cause catastrophic damage from Sea Rim State Park, Texas to Intracoastal City in Louisiana. That storm surge is expected to penetrate up to 40 miles (65 km) inland with flood-waters not receding for several days according to The National Hurricane Centre.
150mph (241 km/h) Hurricane-force winds are expected tonight in portions of the hurricane warning area, with catastrophic wind damage expected where Laura's eyewall moves onshore. Hurricane-force winds and widespread damaging wind gusts will spread well inland into portions of Eastern Texas and Western Louisiana early Thursday.