Hurricane Laura made landfall as a Category 4 storm near the Louisiana-Texas border late August 26, “severely” damaging the town of Lake Charles, according to reports.
Hurricane Laura hit Cameron, about 45 miles south of Lake Charles, with sustained winds of 150 mph, reports said.
This video shows damage in Lake Charles on the morning of August 27.
One fatality was reported as of Thursday morning: a 14-year-old girl killed when a tree fell on her home in Leesville, Louisiana Gov John Bel Edwards’s Deputy Chief of Staff Christina Stephens confirmed.
The National Hurricane Center warned of “unsurvivable” storm surge, extreme winds, and flash flooding across Louisiana, and said that waters could penetrate up to 40 miles inland from the coastline. Credit: Ashton Richard Sr via Storyful