NWS Lake Charles tropical update: 8 p.m. 8.26.20

Published 8:52 pm Wednesday, August 26, 2020

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The eye of category 4 Hurricane Laura is 95 miles from Lake Charles and 95 miles from Port Arthur. It is moving north-northwest at 15 mph. Maximum winds are 150 mph, just below category 5 strength.

Tropical storm force winds are now approaching the I-10 corridor in Louisiana. Hurricane force winds will begin near the coast in the next 2 to 4 hours.
One large rain band is moving into the I-10 corridor now, and very heavy rain will be moving onshore over the next several hours.