Hurricane Laura is expected to make landfall sometime late tonight or early in the morning, near the Texas-Louisiana border. Of course, with hurricanes, forecasts can change so it’s a good idea to watch the storm on radar if you’re in the region. Laura could be as strong as a Category 4 hurricane by the time landfall happens. Here’s a look at live streams and webcams to watch the storm as it makes landfall.
Note that because of the storm’s approach, some of these live streams might go down as the storm nears.
See Livestreams and Webcams from Areas in the Storm’s Path
The following is a stream of Lake Charles, Louisiana live from Reed Timmer, a meteorologist.
Next is a stream from Galveston Bay at the Fishing Boats Railroad, shared by Matt Reeves.
Here’s another stream from Galveston, provided by Saltwater-Recon. (The feed is now down.)
And this video from Saltwater-Recon shows Kemah, Texas.
This next video is from Surfside, Texas, also provided by Saltwater-Recon.
A live video from a webcam at Grand Isle Beach can be watched here.
Here’s a stream from Iowa, Louisiana. (This stream is now down.)
This next video is from the Galveston Pier, courtesy of KVUE. (This video is now down. But you can see a live radar stream from KVUE in the video below it.)
A New Orleans webcam is below from CCC Live.
You can see a live stream from Cam Melancon near Galliano, Louisiana, outside of the protection levee, below. This is provided by Camp Melancon.
Here’s a stream from Lake Charles, Louisiana, provided by WOPC. (This stream is now down.)
ABC 13 also has a live stream from Houston below.
NBC News is providing a live tracker below.
Here’s a stream from digiblurDIY of multiple cameras in Moss Bluff, Louisiana and Lake Charles areas. (This stream is now down.)
Storm Chasers To Follow
Jeff Piotrowski, a storm chaser, is periodically live streaming from the Louisiana region. You can follow him here.
Mark Sudduth, Greg Nordstrum, Mike Farrow, and Brent Lynn are live streaming at the HurricaneTrack YouTube channel. One of their videos is below.
Storm chaser Reed Timmer is streaming off and on from his Facebook account.
Live Storm Chasers are showing streams on their website here.
Severe Studios is sharing streams here.
WXChasing has a stream below.
Laura was at 29.0 N, 93.2 W as of 10 p.m., about 75 miles south of Lake Charles, Louisiana and 75 miles southeast of Port Arthur, Texas. Maximum sustained winds are currently 150 mph, and it’s moving north-northwest or 340 degrees at 15 mph. The minimum central pressure is 939 MB or 27.73 inches.
Here’s the NOAA’s report, issued at 10 p.m. Central on August 26:
At 1000 PM CDT (0300 UTC), the center of Hurricane Laura was located near latitude 29.0 North, longitude 93.2 West. Laura is moving toward the north-northwest near 15 mph (24 km/h). A turn toward the north is expected by early Thursday, and a northward motion should continue through the day. A northeastward to east-northeastward motion is expected Thursday night and Friday. On the forecast track, Laura will make landfall along the southwest Louisiana coast within the next few hours and move inland within that area early Thursday. The center of Laura is forecast to move over northwestern Louisiana on Thursday, across Arkansas Thursday night, and over the mid-Mississippi Valley on Friday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 150 mph (240 km/h) with higher gusts. No significant change in strength is likely before landfall. Rapid weakening is expected after Laura moves inland.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 205 miles (335 km). A sustained wind of 43 mph (69 km/h) and a gust to 49 mph (80 km/h) were recently reported by a National Ocean Service station at Texas Point, Texas, at Sabine Pass. A wind gust to 58 mph (93 km/h) was recently reported at Cameron, Louisiana.
The minimum central pressure estimated from Air Force and NOAA Hurricane Hunter observations is 939 mb (27.73 inches).