FROM THE 2PM ADVISORY: STORM SURGE: The combination of a dangerous storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline. The water could reach the following heights above ground somewhere in the indicated areas if the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide. Sea Rim State Park TX to Intracoastal City LA including Sabine Lake and Calcasieu Lake...9-13 ft Intracoastal City to Morgan City including Vermilion Bay...7-11 ft Port Bolivar TX to Sea Rim State Park...6-9 ft Morgan City LA to Mouth of the Mississippi River...4-6 ft
The forward momentum and perpendicular approach to the Texas coast of the strengthening (and likely major at landfall) hurricane will make the impact of storm surge a great threat. Add to that a night time landfall~, coastal residents in and well to the east of where the eye eventually targets should conclude property preserving and life-saving plans for Laura's impending arrival..
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