Question: Will Hurricane Laura affect Mississippi?

Although Mississippi isn’t taking a direct hit from Hurricane Laura, parts of the state — including the Jackson metro area — could feel the impact. Starting Wednesday afternoon, central and south Mississippi could see isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms, the National Weather Service in Jackson reported.

What states will be affected by Hurricane Laura?

Laura caused widespread devastation throughout most of its path with tropical-storm force winds going over almost all of the Antillean Islands, hurricane and tropical-storm force winds impacting parts of Florida, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, and Arkansas, and flooding rain and storm surge affecting a large portion of …

Where is Hurricane Laura hitting the worst?

The most severe damage from the storm remains in Louisiana and eastern Texas, where Hurricane Laura made landfall and ravaged the coasts.

Will Hurricane Laura hit the East Coast?

Laura will quickly track to the east coast by the weekend. We could see some storms on Saturday. Check the latest AccuWeather forecast here. The storm was so powerful that it could regain strength after turning east and reaching the Atlantic Ocean, potentially threatening the densely populated Northeast.

Where is Hurricane Laura location?

Laura was a powerful category 4 hurricane (on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) that made landfall near Cameron, Louisiana, accompanied by a catastrophic storm surge of up to 18 feet above ground level.

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Did anyone died from Hurricane Laura?

Hurricane Laura’s death toll in Louisiana rose to 26 victims on Tuesday after a man in Calcasieu Parish was killed in a house fire, according to the state Department of Health. The 45-year-old victim died of smoke inhalation and burns.

How many died in Hurricane Laura?

After passing across Florida, Elsa is expected to hit the US states of Georgia and South Carolina.

What happened during Hurricane Laura?

Laura pummeled western Louisiana and east Texas with surge flooding and high winds. Surge flooding up to 19 feet was documented in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. Wind gusts of 100 to 135 mph were recorded in southwestern Louisiana, including Lake Charles.

Was New Orleans affected by Hurricane Laura?

Jessica Williams. In the week since Hurricane Laura ravaged their homes and upended their lives, more than 10,000 southwest Louisiana evacuees made it to New Orleans, a city no stranger to the devastation hurricanes can cause.

Where did eye of Laura go?

Laura was the strongest hurricane to strike Southwest Louisiana since records began in 1851. The eye and eyewall of Laura passed over the entire Lake Charles metropolitan area including Lake Charles, Sulphur, Westlake, Moss Bluff and De Quincy while Laura was still a very powerful category 4 hurricane.