Hurricane Laura Leaves Destruction


Hurricane Laura made landfall as a Category 4 storm early Thursday morning near Cameron, Louisiana.

Lake Charles, LA has reportedly been hit especially hard. At 1:32 AM, a wind gust of 133 mph was recorded there. Video from our storm chasers show windows blown out of sky scrapers, roofs peeled off buildings, and a communications tower toppled.

Around 11 AM Thursday, there were reports of a large chemical fire off I-10 in Westlake, LA near Lake Charles. Governor John Bel Edwards has issued a Shelter-in-Place order. Residents in this area are urged to close all windows and doors and turn off their air conditioning units.

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