Hurricane Laura Update: Four dead and a trail of destruction


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Hurricane Laura Approaches Gulf Coast

Ivana Venema-Nunez, Reporter

Hurricane Laura now considered one of the strongest storms to hit Louisiana on record.  According to The New York Times updates, the storm made landfall last night, rated as a Category 4 hurricane with 150 mph winds.

Laura has launched north, as predicted from meteorologist Ed Rappaport.

”We’re talking about something that’s on the order of 10 feet (storm surge) and that’s going to penetrate well inland.” Rappaport said.

Four deaths have occurred and all have been because of fallen trees, Gov. John Bel Edwards said, according to the NYT update.

Although the hurricane has weakened moving inland, the destruction has remained, ripping the bricks off of buildings in Lake Charles, La., and blowing telephone poles out of the ground.