Welcome to 2020, where pandemics turn life upside down, and storms are on f*cking steroids.
Hurricane Laura is no different, as she is expected to make landfall in Texas and Louisiana with sustained winds of 145mph+ (I have the plus sign because some are forecasting Laura making landfall as a category 5). The National Hurricane Center believes the storm could bring storm surge up to 20ft, which can destroy homes and sink entire communities.
Senior Hurricane Specialist Stacy Stewart said this about this dangerous storm:
"Some areas, when they wake up Thursday morning, they’re not going to believe what happened. We could see storm surge heights more than 15 feet in some areas. What doesn’t get blown down by the wind could easily get knocked down by the rising ocean waters pushing well inland."
Hurricane Warnings have been issued from San Luis Pass, TX to Intracoastal, LA. This warning expands inland some 200 miles as well. Freeport, TX, to the Mississippi River are under a storm surge warning.
Officials are telling evacuees to stay with relatives or in hotel rooms in order to avoid spreading coronavirus.
The storm will not only impact the coastal areas, it also poses a threat to the oil industry.
My Two Cents
Those of you in the path of the storm only have a few hours to get TF out of there. If you stay, you won't be helped. You had ample warning that this storm was coming, and you are choosing to stay. Like your officials have told you, you are on your own!
It's 2020, you know sh*t keeps getting real. If you are going to risk your life in this storm, I won't cry for you when you lose everything. When officials tell you to evacuate, you f*cking evacuate! You guys are no better than the idiot college kids who hold Covid parties.
Please evacuate. Don't be a jacka**! My prayers are with those evacuating. Praying for your safety and well-being. Don't worry about the stuff you're leaving behind. Stuff can be replaced. People can't.