Get Out! Mandatory evacuation called

Get Out! Mandatory evacuation called

The forecast track for Laura has shifted somewhat west early on Tuesday morning (August 25 th ) with landfall possibly expected near the Louisiana/Texas state line as a major Category 3 hurricane late Wednesday night or early Thursday mooring. This track could shift again after The Vidor Vidorian is printed on Tuesday afternoon. So please keep checking the National Weather Service Lake Charles office Internet page at http://www.weather.gov/lch National Weather Service Lake Charles Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NWSLakeCharles

Orange County Judge John Gothia, in conjunction with the Mayors of all Orange County Municipalities, has called for a mandatory evacuation of all of Orange County beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning, August 25 th . At at the time of this printing, the predicted storm track of Hurricane Laura was aiming at coming ashore in Cameron Parish near the Texas/Louisiana border at Sabine Pass, but that track could shift by the time the storm actually arrived tonight or tomorrow. Weather forecasters are predicting a major Category 3 intensity storm strength when Laura makes landfall late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning. A Category 3 hurricane is classified as a “Major Hurricane” and can have sustained wind speeds of between 111-129 miles-per-hour near its center of circulation.

 

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