Gulf waters are warm at 86 F, which feeds the hurricane. It is expected to hit around the Texas-Louisiana border late tonight.
The article has a lot of information up to this morning.
Unsurvivable storm surge with large and destructive waves will cause catastrophic damage from Sea Rim State Park, Texas, to Intracoastal City, Louisiana, including Calcasieu and Sabine Lakes. This surge could penetrate up to 30 miles inland from the immediate coastline. #Laura pic.twitter.com/bV4jzT3Chd
— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) August 26, 2020
Unsurvivable – look at the heights of the storm surge that are predicted. Hurricane Rita in 2005 swept barrier islands clean. If you are in those areas, get out now and let us know when you’re safe.
Update: This is helpful.
The National Hurricane Center has forecasted "unsurvivable storm surge" from Hurricane #Laura in parts of Louisiana and Texas. Do NOT underestimate this storm.
This is what that kind of water height looks like: pic.twitter.com/ik7EtpFTzn
— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) August 26, 2020
Photo: Infrared satellite view of Hurricane Laura at 8:41 a.m. EDT Wednesday, August 26, 2020. Laura had just been upgraded to a category 3 hurricane with 115 mph winds. (Image credit: University of Wisconsin/CIMSS)