Thursday, July 29, 2021
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Hurricane Laura Could Be the Most Devastating Storm to Hit Louisiana Since 1851
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Hurricane Laura is headed full throttle towards Florida with the potential to hit Louisiana — and it could be the most destructive storm in 169 years, Your Content has learned.

“This is as bad as it gets. Hurricane Laura has exceeded the expectations of the National Weather Service,” an individual who works as an independent contractor for the weather service told Your Content under the condition of anonymity.

“Communities will likely be home tomorrow morning.”

Hurricane Laura was packing maximum sustained winds of 150 mph as its expansive circulation began moving ashore on Wednesday night.

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The Washington Post reports it is one of the most powerful hurricanes to ever make landfall in Louisiana, and the most intense on record to hit the western part of the state.

‘Heed the advice of your local authorities. If they tell you to go, go! Your life depends on it today,’ said Joel Cline, tropical program coordinator at the National Weather Service. ‘It’s a serious day and you need to listen to them.’

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