Vidor survives Laura’s fury

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The high winds of Hurricane Laura picked up one entire section of bleacher seats at the Vidor Junior High football field, flipped it over and tossed them onto the playing turf. At the temporary Oak Forest Elementary School campus Laura’s fury ripped off a whole section of center walkway awning that workmen have already replaced. Photo by George Garza

Hurricane Laura took aim at Vidor and missed. After area and regional weathercasters prognosticated that Hurricane Laura was taking direct aim at the Sabine River, at the last minute, the Category 4 hurricane wobbled east about fifteen or twenty miles and eye wall shrank in diameter as it came ashore on Wednesday night, August 26 th .

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