The National Weather Service on Wednesday tweeted that an "unsurvivable" storm surge from Hurricane Laura is approaching Texas and Louisiana, projected to reach as high as 20-feet and penetrating up to 30 miles inland.
Why it matters: NWS is urging residents in need of evacuation to do so immediately. The surge is predicted to begin by Wednesday.
Unsurvivable storm surge with large, destructive waves will cause catastrophic damage from Sea Rim State Park, TX, to Intracoastal City, LA. Surge could penetrate up to 30 miles inland.— National Weather Service (@NWS) August 26, 2020
If you need to evacuate, do so NOW. Surge will begin today, well ahead of the strongest winds pic.twitter.com/H6ZgRAiJ14