As of this morning, Laura has strengthened into a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to grow even stronger as it heads toward Texas and Louisiana.
Please tune into your local government officials for announcements that could affect your operations. Hurricane Laura currently has maximum sustained winds of 75 mph, according to data from a NOAA hurricane hunter plane, and is likely to become a major Category 3 storm or higher over the next day or so. The center of the storm is located 625 miles from Lake Charles, Louisiana, and it's moving at a rapid clip of 17 mph.
Here is a list of best practices and resources to help you prepare and navigate through the coming days:
Please tune into your local news and weather station for the latest information on Hurricane Laura's track and forecast. We urge you to adhere to local government orders and remind you not to drive or walk through standing water as the depth of flood waters and electrical currents may be unclear.
If there is anything that we at the LRA can do to assist during this time, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Communications Team is standing by.