(August 25, 2020)
More than 300,000 Texas residents were ordered to evacuate across two East Texas counties as Hurricane Laura approaches. Evacuation orders were also issued in Louisiana and both governors of Texas and Louisiana declared state of disasters in advance of the storms.
Experts predict Hurricane Laura could make landfall as a Category 3 storm. Galveston, Texas, a barrier island on the Texas Gulf Coast, issued a mandatory evacuation order on Tuesday morning.
“Today is the day. The weather is still nice here in Galveston. This is the day for everybody to get their belongs together and, for the safety of themselves and their family, to go ahead and evacuate today. Do not wait,” Galveston Mayor Craig Brown told The Weather Channel.