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.
This video, captured from a United States Coast Guard aircraft, shows the flooding between White Lake and Cameron along Highway 82.
The NOAA said on Thursday that the storm had been downgraded to a tropical storm. Credit: USCG Heartland via Storyful