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'This Is A Last-Ditch Effort': Lake Charles Mayor Begs Residents To Evacuate Ahead Of Laura

Brandon Price
Sunset over the I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge, Lake Charles.

Mandatory evacuations are underway in Lake Charles and Calcasieu Parish, as forecasters say Hurricane Laura is strengthening and could possibly become a Category 4 storm when it hits the area.

To learn more, Morning Edition host Diane Mack spoke with the mayor of Lake Charles, Nic Hunter.

Rosemary Westwood is the public and reproductive health reporter for WWNO/WRKF. She was previously a freelance writer specializing in gender and reproductive rights, a radio producer, columnist, magazine writer and podcast host.

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