Hurricane Laura devastates the South coast of the U.S.


Early Thursday morning, August 27th, saw a category 4 storm named Hurricane Laura crash into southern Louisiana. The storm made landfall at 1 a.m. near Cameron, La, after threatening the Gulf Coast for several days now. 

The storm, which on Tuesday, August 25th, started as a category 1 storm and leapfrogged to a category 4 storm by Wednesday night, peaked with winds at 150 mph and caused 5-10 inches of rain over a broad area, and locally up to 18 inches of rain, leading to flash flooding. 

The storm eventually weakened to a tropical depression, but not before taking 6 lives in Louisiana and leaving a path of destruction. Those that passed away included a 14-year-old girl and a 68-year-old man. Laura tore apart businesses and homes and left a million customers in Louisiana and Texas without power. 

With the pandemic still hurting the U.S., Hurricane Laura has really devastated the already hurt livelihoods of millions of Americans in the South. With power outages, food and water shortages, Hurricane Laura is one of the most powerful storms in U.S. history. 


See the Weather Channel video coverage of Laura making landfall in Louisiana ABOVE.