Frequent question: Will Hurricane Laura hit Little Rock?

Will Little Rock be affected by Hurricane Laura?

Laura is expected to cause damage as it moves through Arkansas as tropical storm, bringing flooding and severe weather. LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — Laura has weakened to a tropical storm, sustaining top winds of 70 mph more than 170 miles after landfall.

What cities is Hurricane Laura hitting?

One of the strongest hurricanes ever to strike the United States, Laura was blamed for six deaths as it barreled ashore near the Louisiana-Texas state line. ABC13 had reporters in Lake Charles, LA, Port Arthur, TX, and Orange, TX as Laura made landfall with powerful winds. Watch a compilation of landfall moments here.

Is Hurricane Laura expected to hit?

Hurricane Laura is predicted to make landfall near the Texas-Louisiana border — but forecasters say its rainfall and storm surge will likely affect a very large area. … The first tropical storm-force winds could reach the U.S. mainland late Wednesday or Wednesday night.

Can a hurricane reach Arkansas?

Being over 220 miles from the nearest coastline, the state of Arkansas does not get Hurricanes, as Hurricanes require warm waters to generate and sustain their strength and break up over mountainous areas. This combination of conditions prevents hurricanes in Arkansas.

Did Hurricane Laura reach Arkansas?

MIAMI — The U.S. National Hurricane Center has downgraded Laura to a tropical depression as the storm system crosses Arkansas. Maximum sustained winds were recorded at 35 mph (55 kph) late Thursday, according to the hurricane center’s 10 p.m. CDT update.

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Where is the Huracan Laura now?

At 8 a.m. EDT (1200 UTC), the center of Hurricane Laura was located near latitude 31.2 degrees north and longitude 93.3 degrees west. That is about 20 miles (30 km) north of Fort Polk, Louisiana. Laura is moving toward the north near 15 mph (24 kph) and this motion should continue through the day.