Help people affected by Hurricane Laura.
Early Thursday morning around 1 a.m., Hurricane Laura made landfall as a major Category 4 hurricane near Cameron, Louisiana, about 35 miles east of the Texas border. The storm weakened to a Category 2 hurricane Thursday morning, but has sustained winds of over 100 mph.Unsurvivable storm surge with large and destructive waves are causing catastrophic damage from parts of Texas to Louisiana. This surge could penetrate up to 40 miles inland from the immediate coastline, and flood waters will not fully recede for several days. Hurricane-force winds will continue this morning in portions of the hurricane warning area, with catastrophic wind damage expected near Laura’s eyewall. Widespread flash flooding along small streams, urban areas and roadways are expected along portions of Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas. The heavy rainfall threat and flash flooding will spread NE into the middle-Mississippi, lower Ohio, Tennessee Valley, and the Mid-Atlantic States Friday and Sunday.The American Red Cross is currently sheltering people in Texas, as well as supporting sheltering efforts across Louisiana, providing food, comfort and care to evacuees fleeing the storm. Sheltering is happening across both states in traditional large-scale shelters, as well as hotels wherever possible.Help people affected by Hurricane Laura by making a donation or creating a fundraiser today.
Thank you for all that you do!
- The American Red Cross