Photos of the Devastation Caused By Hurricane Laura & How You Can Help in the Aftermath
At least six people have died and hundreds of thousands more are without power after Hurricane Laura touched down in the U.S. the morning of Thursday, Aug. 27
Hurricane Laura made landfall in the U.S. on early Thursday morning as a Category 4 hurricane and has since been downgraded to tropical storm. The storm brought less flood damage than experts anticipated, but inflicted a significant amount of structural damage, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said on MSNBC Thursday morning.
Pictured here, wind blows through the trees in Lake Charles, Louisiana on Aug. 27 as the eye of the hurricane passed through.
James Sonya surveys what is left of his uncle's barber shop in Lake Charles, Louisiana after Hurricane Laura passed through.
Damaged homes sit among flood water in Holly Beach, Louisiana.
A street is seen strewn with debris and downed power lines in Lake Charles.
A road is blocked off by destroyed trees in Lake Charles.
People walk past a destroyed building in Lake Charles.
Dustin Amos walks near debris at a gas station in Lake Charles.
Chris Johnson views destruction at his home in Lake Charles.
The storm caused massive flooding in Sabine Pass, Texas, seen in a photo taken on Aug. 27.
Mitch Pickering plays his guitar while walking through the downtown area of Lake Charles.
The Capitol One Bank Tower in Lake Charles had its windows blow out during the storm.