Laura is now a major hurricane and will make landfall overnight tonight on the U.S. Gulf Coast. Laura is now a CAT 4 storm; however, is expected to weaken slightly back to a CAT 3 just before landfall. Storm surge is expected to be significant and will spread along the coast far outside the National Hurricane Center’s cone of uncertainty. Damaging winds are possible up to a few 100 miles inland with a more widespread threat of flash flooding. The precise landfall location (currently targeting the Texas/Louisiana border) is therefore not as important as the large areal extent of these expected impacts.
Leading Edge has deployed resources for both desk and field assignments and wish the people of Louisiana and Texas our best. Please stay safe! Our adjusters and ready to take action immediately.