Texas Facts About Hurricane Laura: So Far

Here some verified facts thus far about Hurricane Laura pertaining to the State of Texas.

  1. Texas Gov. Abbott has declared a disaster in 62 TX counties. President Trump has done this also.
  2. I-10 is open to the Texas/LA border.
  3. 160,000 Texans are without power as of 1p.m.
  4. 8,500 people have been provided shelter.
  5. Unconfirmed report of 1 death in Sabine County.
  6. Rolling “brownouts” are occurring in East Texas and the Houston area to relieve pressure off of the grid. This is normal.
  7. Winds exceeded 80 mph and the storm surge was an estimated 2.5 to 3.5 feet at Sabine Pass, Texas.