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Hurricane Laura


Home smashed: For one family, Hurricane Laura the 3rd strike

August 30, 2020 3:16 pm

Across Cameron Parish, the coastal parish where Hurricane Laura crashed ashore early Thursday, residents dug through what was left of their belongings, covered now-stripped roofs with tarps, and took stock of the damage.

A wobble, luck and preparations lessened Laura's devastation

August 29, 2020 4:57 pm

Just before striking Louisiana, Laura wobbled. It wasn't much but it was enough to move the worst of the storm surge east of Lake Charles and into a far less populated area.

Hurricane Laura: At least 6 killed in ‘Category 4’ hurricane; Trump to survey damage in Louisiana, Texas

August 28, 2020 10:08 pm

Hurricane Laura: Areas along the Louisiana-Texas border bore the brunt of the storm after it made landfall near a small town in Louisiana, called Cameron, early on Thursday morning.

Hurricane Laura carves destructive path across Louisiana

August 28, 2020 9:53 am

In a region so accustomed to epic hurricanes that residents recall them by name, Laura was one of the strongest on record to hit the US mainland. It continued to carve a path of destruction and fear as it chugged north through Arkansas as a tropical depression Thursday night, and was responsible for at least six deaths in Louisiana — most of them caused by trees falling on homes.

Explained: How severe is Hurricane Laura?

August 29, 2020 9:25 am

Hurricane Laura is a Category 4 storm, which means well-built framed houses can suffer severe damage with loss of most of the roof structure and exterior walls.