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Laura weakens into Category 1 Hurricane - U.S. NHC

(Reuters) - Hurricane Laura weakened into Category 1 on Thursday on the Saffir-Simpson scale, but continues to produce damaging winds and flooding rainfall spreading inland over portions of Louisiana, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

Laura is now located about 55 miles (90 km) north west of Alexandria, Louisiana, packing maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour (120 km/h).

Reporting by Sumita Layek in Bengaluru

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