H-E-B reports several local stores are closed until further notice to assess damage from Hurricane Laura. The company released the following information at about 9 a.m. on Aug. 27:
From the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office:
“We are getting many inquiries about citizens being able to immediately return home to Jefferson County,” the release reads.
At 1 am CDT, Hurricane Laura has made landfall in Southwestern Louisiana near Cameron as a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds at 150 mph (938 mb).
The 10 p.m. update from the National Hurricane Center: Maximum sustained winds are near 150 mph with higher gusts.
From TXDOT and Louisiana DOTD: If you are trying to travel to or from Louisiana, please see the alternate routes in the graphic posted.
7PM: Hurricane Laura continues to strengthen as it approaches land, now with maximum wind speeds of 150 mph. It remains on track to make landfall later this evening near the TX/LA border.