'Extremely dangerous' Hurricane Laura makes landfall in US

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Aug 27 2020 03:42 PM

Satellite image of Hurricane Laura. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

LAKE CHARLES, US - Laura made landfall in Louisiana Thursday as a category 4 hurricane, US weather officials said.

"Extremely dangerous Category 4 Hurricane Laura makes landfall near Cameron Louisiana," the National Hurricane Center said in an update at 1:00 am local time (0600 GMT or 2 p.m. in Manila).

"Catastrophic storm surge, extreme winds, and flash flooding occurring in portions of Louisiana," the update said, adding maximum sustained winds were 150 miles per hour (240 kilometers per hour).

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