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Hurricane Laura a category 4 storm as it makes landfall in the United States – ABC News

A category 4 hurricane makes landfall in the US state of Louisiana, with forecasters describing the savage winds and predicted 6-metre storm surge as “apocalyptic”.

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Hurricane Laura has roared ashore over the US state of Louisiana near the Texas border as a ferocious category 4 storm, swamping a low-lying coast with ocean water that forecasters said could be 6 metres deep and “unsurvivable”.

  • Laura is the seventh named storm to hit the US this year and the most powerful hurricane
  • It is feared the storm could render parts of Louisiana uninhabitable for months
  • The hurricane is hitting parts of the US that have high rates of COVID-19 inf…

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