‘Damage from Hurricane Laura has turned out to be much less than originally predicted’

https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2020/08/28/hurricane-laura/ By Paul Homewood Fortunately, the damage from Hurricane Laura has turned out to be much less than originally predicted, although wind damage in and around Lake Charles, which bore the brunt, is still massive: https://www.nola.com/news/hurricane/article_9d69f56e-e88d-11ea-b1f5-a35013378fd2.html   https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-53921285     Laura made landfall with estimated wind speeds of 130 Kts, though as is often the […]

Hurricane Laura & the Wind Speed Dilemma: ‘Looking at sustained winds, one would conclude that Laura was only a weak category two hurricane’

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/08/28/hurricane-laura-and-the-wind-speed-dilemma/ Reposted from the Cliff Mass Weather Blog Thursday, August 27, 2020 Hurricane Laura and the Wind Speed Dilemma Last night, Hurricane Laura made landfall on the southwestern coast of Louisiana, bring heavy rain (6-8 inches),  strong winds (gusting to 132 mph at one location), and a coastal storm surge (roughly 10 feet at the […]

Hurricane Laura slammed Louisiana, but less damage than forecast

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-laura/hurricane-laura-slams-louisiana-kills-six-but-less-damage-than-forecast-idUSKBN25M1Q1 LAKE CHARLES, La. (Reuters) – Hurricane Laura tore through Louisiana on Thursday, killing six people and flattening buildings across a wide swatch of the state before moving into Arkansas with heavy rains. Laura’s powerful gusts uprooted trees – and four people were crushed to death in separate incidents of trees falling on homes. The […]