The Port Arthur Police Department issued a statement Aug. 26 warning Port Arthur residents that police and fire units will not be able to respond to calls at the height of Hurricane Laura.
At 4:00 PM CDT (2100 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Laura was located near latitude 27.9 North, longitude 92.8 West. Laura is moving toward the northwest near 15 mph (24 km/h).
Legacy Community Health announced Aug.
Hurricane recon hunters entering Laura found surface wind estimates of 130-135 mph, which would make Laura a Category 4 hurricane.
The Landfill is now closed, according to a press release.