Remnants of Laura Move Through US Interior
Hurricane laura is now a tropical depression, and the brunt of the system missed many cotton and sugarcane fields. Now the projected path is forecast to miss the midwest row crop areas which are in desperate need of rain.
According to Reuters, the Port of Houston is now reopen to commercial shipping vessels following a day long closure. Three other Texas ports reopened with some restrictions.
USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey says Hurricane laura was one for the record books, with maximum sustained winds near 150 mph, making it the most powerful hurricane to make landfall in Louisiana since the aug 1856 Last Island storm.