Laura strengthens to major hurricane: U.S. NHC

A satellite view of Hurricane Laura

(Reuters) – Laura has strengthened into a category 3 hurricane and is expected to strengthen to category 4 later on Wednesday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

Hurricane Laura has maximum sustained winds of 115 miles (185km) per hour, making it a category 3 on the Saffir-Simpson scale, which is considered a major hurricane, and is located about 290 miles (465km) southeast of Galveston, Texas, the NHC added.

(Reporting by Nakul Iyer in Bengaluru; Editing by David Goodman)

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