Hurricane Laura made landfall as a Category 4 storm near the Louisiana-Texas border late on Wednesday, August 26, “severely” damaging the town of Lake Charles, Louisiana, according to reports.
Hurricane Laura hit Cameron, about 45 miles south of Lake Charles, with sustained winds of 150 mph.
Gov John Bel Edwards said at a press conference that at least four people had died in the storms, including a 14-year-old girl.
The National Hurricane Center warned of “unsurvivable” storm surge, extreme winds, and flash flooding across Louisiana.
Tough Enough 2 Care, a disaster relief organization, said this footage shows damaged homes in a Lake Charles neighborhood. The organization said it was doing “safety checks” throughout the neighborhood, as team members surveyed destroyed homes and damaged vehicles. Credit: Tough Enough 2 Care via Storyful