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Laura to strengthen to category 4 hurricane by Wednesday - U.S NHC

FILE PHOTO: A satellite view of lightning from Hurricane Laura, August 25, 2020, in this still image from video obtained via social media. NOAA via REUTERS

(Reuters) - Hurricane Laura is expected to strengthen rapidly into a category 4 hurricane on Wednesday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Laura, currently a category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, packing maximum sustained winds of 110 mph (175 kph), is about 335 miles (540 km) southeast of Galveston, Texas, the Miami-based weather forecaster said.

Reporting by Nakul Iyer in Bengaluru; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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