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Hurricane Laura - Rapid Intensification - Half a million people ordered to evacuate

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posted on Aug, 26 2020 @ 10:55 AM
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a reply to: jadedANDcynical

Stay safe. Don't float away on us.




posted on Aug, 26 2020 @ 10:55 AM
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a reply to: LookingForABetterLife

How's it looking? Are you still in the path?

You should get out of there if so.

Be careful and stay safe.



posted on Aug, 26 2020 @ 10:59 AM
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originally posted by: LookingAtMars
a reply to: LSU2018

The long term models are wrong a lot of the time.

Hope it misses her by miles and that you stay safe too.






Thanks. I just warned her, again, about how dangerous this will be and she said everything is tied down and extra generators have been bought. Friday, I'll post pics of damage done here, if any.



posted on Aug, 26 2020 @ 11:01 AM
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a reply to: Cancerwarrior

Hope you fare well, fortunately on the weak side and fairly far from the center, so it shouldn't be much more than the intense thunderstorms we get here on occasion.

Stay safe.

Gulf of Mexico GOES floater imagery

a reply to: LookingAtMars

And

musicismagic

And

Aallanon

And

ketsuko

Thank you all! As I mentioned above, it looks like the track is taking it fairly far east of me so I won't be in the significant damage zone, but it looks like other members are.

From a fellow resident of hurricane country, stay safe all!
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posted on Aug, 26 2020 @ 11:02 AM
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Local weather guy spent some time doing hurricane casting in Florida, so he keeps a blog on these things among other weather curiosities.

He thinks there might be enough sheer to keep the storm from going beyond Cat 4 and might back it down to Cat 3, but it won't happen in time to make any difference for the storm surge which will be very, very bad. He's thinking the last storm that was close to this one was Rita in terms of track and intensity.



posted on Aug, 26 2020 @ 11:06 AM
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a reply to: jadedANDcynical

Looks pretty beastly! Definitely stay safe.




posted on Aug, 26 2020 @ 11:54 AM
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More Live Feeds

Live Coverage of Hurricane Laura from Galveston, TX.


Live From Lake Charles, LA


Live Coverage of Hurricane Laura from Kemah, TX.


Live Coverage of Hurricane Laura from Surfside, TX.


Live Storm Cam Streaming Fishing Boats Railroad Galveston Bay Texas


Hurricane Laura Live Stream - Camp Melancon


Live - Laura landfall from Lake Charles, LA


Live - Hurricane Laura from Delcambre, LA 29.94N, 91.96W



A few more live feeds.

Some have to be watched on YT's website.

When it hits I am sure we will lose some of the feeds.



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posted on Aug, 26 2020 @ 01:20 PM
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GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Laura rapidly gained strength Wednesday, raising fears that it could come ashore as a Category 4 hurricane with a 20-foot storm surge that forecasters said would be "unsurvivable” and capable of sinking entire communities. Authorities implored coastal residents of Texas and Louisiana to flee.

The storm grew nearly 70% in power in just 24 hours to reach Category 3 status, and it continued to draw energy from the warm Gulf of Mexico waters. The system was on track to arrive late Wednesday or early Thursday as the most powerful hurricane to strike the U.S. so far this year.

“This is shaping up to be just a tremendous storm,” Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards told The Weather Channel.


Laura gains power, could come ashore as Category 4 hurricane

Looking at the live feeds, rain and wind are hitting the coast hard now in some places.

The storm has not even hit land yet. Over 130mph winds and up to a 20-foot storm surge is expected when it makes landfall.




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posted on Aug, 26 2020 @ 01:22 PM
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NHC warns of 15-20ft storm surge along TX-LA Gulf Coast. They are labeling it "unsurvivable" if you happen to be in those areas and saying it could penetrate as far inland as 30 miles.

Please get out if you are in one of those areas. Someone here mentioned having a loved on in Orange? It's right in the line of this thing.



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posted on Aug, 26 2020 @ 02:34 PM
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Laura is now Category 4, 'unsurvivable storm surge' expected



"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," the NWS said in a statement. "This surge could penetrate up to 30 miles inland from the immediate coastline. Only a few hours remain to protect life and property and all actions should be rushed to completion."

Parts of eastern Texas and western Louisiana are forecast to see "catastrophic wind damage," especially in places where the storm's eyewall makes landfall, the NWS said. Residents are urged to brace for "widespread damaging wind gusts" that will spread well inland across parts of those areas early Thursday morning.


Anyone in the path needs to get out now. Convince love ones to get out now. This may end up worst than Katrina.

As has been posted, this storm is not survivable. Find shelter on high ground now!



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posted on Aug, 26 2020 @ 03:44 PM
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Still see people walking and driving around on those live feeds. Look like one guy was surfboarding.

Crazy...



posted on Aug, 26 2020 @ 04:15 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

That was me. I've tried to get my Aunt to leave but she refuses. I don't think she understands how bad this is going to get, especially right there in Orange. She's only about 20 miles from the Gulf and right at Sabine Lake. I wish my Uncle was alive, he'd force her to leave.



posted on Aug, 26 2020 @ 04:21 PM
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originally posted by: LSU2018
a reply to: ketsuko

That was me. I've tried to get my Aunt to leave but she refuses. I don't think she understands how bad this is going to get, especially right there in Orange. She's only about 20 miles from the Gulf and right at Sabine Lake. I wish my Uncle was alive, he'd force her to leave.


Oh my, you have my thoughts and prayers and so does she. Is there no one who can get her out of there?



posted on Aug, 26 2020 @ 07:55 PM
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Laura is close enough to the shore to be picked up on ground radar.









Hurricane Laura’s maximum sustained winds “have increased to near 150 mph,” according to the latest advisory by the National Weather Service’s National Hurricane Center.

The Category 4 storm could strengthen further before making landfall near the Texas-Louisiana border, according to the advisory.


San Antonio had expected 300 evacuees Tuesday night but 1,400 arrived by the end of the night, said Joe Arrington, San Antonio Fire Department spokesman. By 5 p.m. Wednesday, 2,103 had come to the help center to get hotel accommodations assigned to them.
Hurricane Laura updates: News and live hurricane path tracker

The only good news I see in this is that it sounds like a lot of people are evacuating.


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posted on Aug, 26 2020 @ 09:35 PM
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Water levels. Realtime, more or less.
tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov...
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posted on Aug, 27 2020 @ 08:48 AM
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Pretty crazy here at the moment. I’ve got limbs down everywhere. Pine tree fell in the yard and ripped the junction box off the side of the house. The cleanup from this is gonna take a long while and the bad weather is still south of where I’m at.

This is going to be bad for what’s already a pretty poor state. Stay safe frens



posted on Aug, 27 2020 @ 10:04 AM
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a reply to: LookingAtMars




If you are in the area evacuate! I think this is going to be a very powerful storm.

Hurricane Laura has started to rotate and an eye is developing.

The sea level will rise at least 10 feet. That will flood many miles of inland.

Something else that is rare about Laura is that it has tremendous electrical energy.


My brother-in-law is a research meteorologist (as opposed to a TV weatherman) who's spent a lot of time flying around in those hurricane hunter airplanes. He's done a lot of work for NASA over the years.

Personally, I think he's nuts, but my sister loves him, so we all nod approvingly.

In any event, he doesn't often get hyperbolic when it comes to discussing potential hurricanes, etc.

I asked him what he thought of this one a few days ago and he said "This one is going to be a monster".

From him, that's a very dire warning.

I hope people in that area listened when told to evacuate or take cover.


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posted on Aug, 27 2020 @ 01:52 PM
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The storm missed me so nothing bad to report. My heart goes out to all those who have lost family, friends, pets, and property.



posted on Aug, 27 2020 @ 03:36 PM
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Calcasieu Pass, LA


Looks like "normal" tides have been running about 1' above the prediction, so call it an 8' storm surge at this tide station.

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posted on Aug, 28 2020 @ 08:28 AM
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originally posted by: ketsuko

originally posted by: LSU2018
a reply to: ketsuko

That was me. I've tried to get my Aunt to leave but she refuses. I don't think she understands how bad this is going to get, especially right there in Orange. She's only about 20 miles from the Gulf and right at Sabine Lake. I wish my Uncle was alive, he'd force her to leave.


Oh my, you have my thoughts and prayers and so does she. Is there no one who can get her out of there?


Thank you, all my family is safe. She refused to evacuate but has since told us she's fine. They lost one of their big barns but everything else is ok. Up here where I'm at, there are lots of limbs down and if you step outside, you hear generators all over the place. My wife and I tried to find one Wednesday but when we called any business that sold them, they answered (I'll use Tractor Supply as an example), "Tractor Supply, we're out of generators". Yesterday around 2 pm we called Lowe's and I asked the guy when their next shipment was coming in. He said we just got it in but they're going fast.

We went there immediately and there were probably 60 cars at the Lumber Pickup. I parked, went inside and asked where the gens were. The man I asked said "You're looking at them". I says to him, where are the other options and he says that's all they got in. So we bought a 7500 for $940.00 after tax and 2 more gas cans. They started with 170 and within 4 hours were down to just 31 left.

Living in a small town, we're always the last to get power so the purchase was a needed one. There are 3 trees down across power lines, but here's the one effecting us.



There's also another line down near our house but I didn't see a tree laying on it.




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