EDP Hurricane Laura Preparations –
Hurricane Laura continues to strengthen. Laura could potentially reach Category 3 (winds of 115 mph) strength as it approaches land. Today's (Tuesday) 2:30 pm update forecasts Laura making landfall near the Texas Louisiana border late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning. The current forecast and models continue to show Laura to be a relatively fast-moving storm. Because of this and the forecasted landfall east of the Houston metro area, we don't expect significant flooding to be a concern in our service area. We expect Laura to be similar to Ike in this respect, with the wind being our primary concern.
EDP has enacted our Emergency Preparedness Plan. Our teams will be out working the event when conditions allow for safe outside movement. Office customer service staff will be answering phones. Please call us with any service concerns at 832-467-1599.