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What was Tropical Storm Laura last week as it passed over Grand Cayman. What was Tropical Storm Laura last week as it passed over Grand Cayman. (Source: Shutterstock)

Numerous credit unions between Galveston, Texas and Lafayette, La., have closed down ahead of a major hurricane expected to hit the Gulf Coast late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning.

Hundreds of thousands of people in this 200-mile stretch along the Gulf of Mexico have been ordered to evacuate as Hurricane Laura is expected to become a strong Category 3 storm. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a Category 3 hurricane will have sustained winds between 111 and 129 miles per hour.

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