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From Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard - 6 am Update National Weather Service: -  8/27/2020

For more information contact: Prescott Marshall

From the National Weather Service: Iberia Parish recorded a maximum wind speed of 76 miles per hour this morning.

The Cypremort Point tidal gauge is currently showing a high, possibly record high water level of 10.8 and we are receiving reports of rising water in Delcambre.

Iberia Parish residents should be prepared for rising water from hurricane surge arriving this morning (after the storm as passed), which is what we experienced in Hurricane Rita.

Here is the 6 am update on Hurricane Laura:

Location: 30.9N 93.3W

Moving: N at 15 mph

Min pressure: 964 mb

Max sustained: 105 mph

55 miles north of Lake Charles, LA

The eye of Hurricane Laura is moving from DeRidder to Leesville. It will be north of Vernon Parish around 8 am.

Hurricane force winds are likely in parts of east Texas and central Louisiana through 9 am.

Sustained tropical storm force winds will decrease between 8 am and noon for the I-10 corridor, and between 10 am and 2 pm for east Texas and central Louisiana.

Tides have leveled out at the coast, but water is still rising inland, in particular the Lake Charles area, southern Jeff Davis Parish, southern Acadia Parish, and inland sections of Cameron and Vermilion Parishes.

Rain totals of 5 to 10 inches or more is causing significant street flooding across many parts of our entire region.

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