People talk as waves wash ashore and the outer bands of Hurricane Laura bring winds and rain to High Island, Texas, on Wednesday. Photo: Houston Chronicle via AP People talk as waves wash ashore and the outer bands of Hurricane Laura bring winds and rain to High Island, Texas, on Wednesday. Photo: Houston Chronicle via AP
People talk as waves wash ashore and the outer bands of Hurricane Laura bring winds and rain to High Island, Texas, on Wednesday. Photo: Houston Chronicle via AP

Hurricane Laura strengthens to Category 4, threatening ‘unsurvivable storm surge’ on US Gulf coast

  • Hundreds of thousands of Texas and Louisiana residents ordered to evacuate
  • Storm could lead to ‘wall of water two stories high coming on shore’, meteorologist warns

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People talk as waves wash ashore and the outer bands of Hurricane Laura bring winds and rain to High Island, Texas, on Wednesday. Photo: Houston Chronicle via AP People talk as waves wash ashore and the outer bands of Hurricane Laura bring winds and rain to High Island, Texas, on Wednesday. Photo: Houston Chronicle via AP
People talk as waves wash ashore and the outer bands of Hurricane Laura bring winds and rain to High Island, Texas, on Wednesday. Photo: Houston Chronicle via AP
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