Hurricane Laura made landfall in Louisian, near the Texas border, on Thursday morning as an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm. The National Hurricane Center is warning of "catastrophic" storm surges, extreme winds and flash-flooding for the southeast of the state.
Details: The National Hurricane Center tweeted just after midnight ET as Laura's eyewall — the most powerful part of a hurricane — began moving onshore over Cameron Parish in southwestern Louisiana, "TAKE COVER NOW! ... Take action now to protect your life!"
- "Treat these imminent extreme winds as if a tornado was approaching and move immediately to the safe room in your shelter," the statement added.
The big picture: Laura is the first hurricane to make landfall as a Category 4 since Hurricane Harvey devastated the Gulf Coast in 2017.
- Hundreds of thousands of people in Texas and Louisiana were ordered to evacuate ahead of the storm's arrival.
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