Storm named Laura has strengthened to a hurricane

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The tropical storm named Laura has strengthened to a hurricane that is expected to become a major storm by the time it hits the coasts of Upper Texas and Southwest Louisiana on Wednesday night, the National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory on Tuesday. Laura is packing winds of 75 miles an hour and is about 145 miles northwest of the Western tip of Cuba. “Significant strengthening is forecast during the next 48
hours, and Laura is expected to be a major hurricane at landfall,” said the advisory.
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