Hurricane Laura became an official hurricane shortly after entering the Gulf of Mexico. At present the projections are that this hurricane will be a category 3 when it come inland late Wednesday or early Thursday somewhere along the LA/TX coastline. A hurricane watch has been issued for all of coastal LA down to Houston/Galveston TX; a mandatory evacuation order has already been issued for Galveston. An additional storm surge watch has been issued for much of coastal MS as well, including Bay St Louis all the way to Gulfport MS.
MNA Disaster Response staff are in contact with local PCA leaders in the area of projected impact, including Beaumont TX and Lafayette/Lake Charles LA.
If you are in the projected path of this major storm, please take precautions now. If you need assistance please contact Sherry Lanier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please check back here for more information as it becomes available.