Top 8 Interesting Facts About Hurricane Laura You Should Know About

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August 27, 2020

Interesting Facts about Hurricane Laura

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Laura is the thirteenth tropical cyclone.

Where does it form?

Where is it? What is its area of influence?

Will affect severely…

Currently, Hurricane Laura causing storm, and destructive floods.

The dangerous hurricane has been threatening the Gulf Coast of the United States. It is category 4 hurricane extremely dangerous, was weak but now in a severe condition as it travelled the Lesser and Greater Antilles and the Florida Keys. Laura made landfall near Cameron, Louisiana, with wind speeds of 150 mph.

The storm is expected to make landfall late Wednesday or early Thursday near the Louisiana–Texas border. More than 500,000 people have been ordered to evacuate coastal areas of the two states. (Source: World Vision)

What you need to know about this storm?

Here are top 10 facts to summarize the severeness of the Hurricane Laura. 

Laura is the thirteenth tropical cyclone.

A Tropical Cyclone is a rapidly rotating storm based on by a low-pressure center, a closed low-level atmospheric circulation, strong winds, and a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms that produce heavy rain or squalls.

 

It is the first major hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season.

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is the first hurricane season on record in which nine tropical storms formed before August and thirteen formed before September.

https://twitter.com/i/events/1297871561005756417

Where does it form?

It formed from a large tropical wave that moved off the West African coast on August 16 and became a tropical depression on August 20.

Got categorized as category 1 - later reached to 4

Initially, on August 25, Laura entered the Gulf of Mexico and began organizing into a Category 1 hurricane. It became a Category 4 major hurricane early on August 26, bringing tropical-storm-force wind gusts towards Florida.

https://twitter.com/CNN/status/1298832333978525696

Upto 26th of Aug 2020, it has killed 27 people, unfortunately.

It has killed more than 21 in Haiti, four in the Dominican Republic, and two in the United States. The storm is becoming more and more dangerous. And, it’s happening in the midst of this pandemic. A few weeks ago, similar, situation happened in India, the “Cyclone Nisarga

Where is it? What is its area of influence?

The hurricane is located within 15 nautical miles of 29.2°N 93.2°W, about 75 miles south of the Lake Charles, Louisiana, and 65 miles southeast of Port Arthur, Texas with the minimum barometric pressure of 939 mbar.

https://twitter.com/NWS/status/1298827820802674688

It is heading towards category 5.

National Hurricane Center advisory has already stated that Hurricane Laura could be the most powerful storm in recorded history. Up till the date, only four Category 5 hurricanes have hit the U.S. since record-keeping began in 1851.

Will affect severely...

The impact is so dangerous.The storm will cause flooding, damage vital infrastructure, including homes and schools. It will badly impact society for years. The loss of private as well as government resources it inevitable.

https://twitter.com/NWSNewOrleans/status/1298707422568050689

Are you in affected area? Have you ever experienced such dangerous situation? What kind of caring should be taken in such period of times? And, don’t forget to share the post.

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