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HURRICANE LAURA HITS LOUISIANA COASTLINE THE HARDEST IN A CENTURY

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Laura — the region’s strongest storm in over a century — made landfall at about 1 a.m. CT with sustained winds of 150 mph. By 10 a.m. CT, the storm still was raging more than 100 miles inland over Louisiana at Category 1 strength, with sustained winds of 75 mph.

Extremely powerful Hurricane Laura is ripping apart portions of Louisiana and far-eastern Texas, roaring ashore initially as a Category 4 storm, killing at least one person and tearing up roofs while knocking out power for hundreds of thousands.

Powerful Hurricane Laura battered the Louisiana coastline Thursday morning after sweeping ashore as the region’s strongest storm in over a century.

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Louisiana officials are warning those who didn’t evacuate from mandatory zones before Hurricane Laura hit that rescue efforts won’t start until the surge has passed.

“Those choosing to stay and face this very dangerous storm must understand that rescue efforts cannot and will not begin until after storm and surge has passed and it is safe to do so,” the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Thursday.


“Please evacuate, and if you choose to stay and we can’t get to you, write your name, address, social security number and next of kin and put it a Ziploc bag in your pocket. Praying that it does not come to this.”

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