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Cat 4 Laura Strikes Southwest LA

Published: Aug. 27, 2020 at 1:43 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 27, 2020 at 12:27 PM EDT
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Hurricane Laura made landfall near Cameron, Louisiana early this morning with strong winds and a potential storm surge of over 15 feet. Winds gusted over 130 miles per hour at Lake Charles, LA as the storm moved northward. Laura weakens as it moves farther inland today. Strong winds, heavy rain and tornadoes will remain a threat across parts of Louisiana and Arkansas Thursday. The remains of Laura will spread heavy rain and the potential for flooding from Tennessee and Kentucky to the mid Atlantic states heading through Friday.

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