Power outages in Louisiana and Texas are climbing at a rapid pace this morning, after Hurricane Laura made landfall on the Gulf Coast. There are now 394,763 customers without power in both states, according to PowerOutage.US. More than 317,000 of those customers are in Louisiana, while more than 77,000 are in Texas.
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Hurricane Laura slammed southern Louisiana early Thursday as a Category 4 storm, one of the most powerful to strike the Gulf Coast in decades. The storm made landfall at 1 a.m. near Cameron, La., about 35 miles east of the Texas border. Downtown Lake Charles, La. took a heavy hit, with widespread destruction from Laura’s devastating… Read more »
UPDATE: Dorian has now been upgraded to a Category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 140 mph and is the time it’s expected to make landfall at Florida late Tuesday or Wednesday morning. A Category 5 storm is catastrophic and as of Sunday morning was taking aim at The Bahamas. The giant storm’s path… Read more »