A look at Hurricane Laura from NOAA plane – The NOAA has been tweeting about the hurricane’s movement and therefore the stunning images its various bodies captured before the landfall.
Kermit (#NOAA42) flew through Hurricane #Laura FIVE times today. Here's a time lapse of our second pass up through the beginning for our third.— Tropical Nick Underwood (@TheAstroNick) August 26, 2020
A pass in and out of a hurricane is called a "penetration" or a "penny". Five pennies today takes my career total to 61.#FlyNOAA pic.twitter.com/IqajXPbosQ
Hurricane Laura pounded the Gulf Coast for hours with ferocious wind, torrential rains and rising seawater because it roared ashore over southwestern Louisiana near the Texas border within the us on Thursday as a life-threatening storm.
Laura made landfall just before 1 am as a category 4 storm, packing winds of 150 mph (240 kph) within the village of Cameron, Louisiana, the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said.
Videos on social media showed heavy winds and rain battering a tall building, blowing out windows and littering glass and debris into the air and onto the bottom because the hurricane moved over southwestern Louisiana.
The damage was observed in Lake Charles, which is about 45 miles (72 kilometres) north of where the storm made the landfall.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) hurricane-chasing airplane gave people a rare glimpse of the conditions inside Laura because it skilled the hurricane. A time-lapse video of the journey was shared by Nick Underwood of the NOAA on Twitter.
Meanwhile, a number of the videos on social media showed road signs bending, trees shaking violently and an outsized RV being blown over as Hurricane Laura struck land.
More than 2,90,000 homes and businesses were without power in Texas and Louisiana, as near-constant lightning provided the sole light for a few . Officials say search and rescue missions will begin as soon as conditions allow, along side damage assessments.
Forecasters warned that the hurricane could push a huge wall of water 40 miles inland from the ocean .
Sources: Hindustan Times, Twitter
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