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- Severe weather cancels Wool E. Bull's Winter Wonderland, parades on Sunday
- Pittsboro, Tarboro parades impacted by Sunday severe weather
- More than 2 months after a hailstorm caused major damage in Round Rock, residents are still dealing with repairs
- Leland resident still feeling effects of Hurricane Florence more than 5 years on
Hurricane Laura heads toward Texas carry what forecasters say could be an “unsurvivable” storm surge.
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott provides an update on Texas’ preparations for Hurricane Laura at the State Operations Center on Wednesday.
During the briefing at 11:30 a.m., Abbott was told Laura’s winds had already reached 125 mph and were reaching well outside of the storm’s cone.
Abbott’s second briefing in as many days comes as more than half a million people in the path of the storm and its extended reach have been ordered to evacuate.
The National Hurricane Center said Laura has already intensified a “remarkable” amount in the past 24 hours.
John C. Moritz covers Texas government and politics for the USA Today Network in Austin. Contact him at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @JohnnieMo.
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