Hurricane Laura

Hurricane Laura Pounds Louisiana Coastline

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Hurricane Laura pounded the Gulf Coast with ferocious wind and torrential rain and unleashed a wall of seawater that could push 40 miles inland as the Category 4 storm roared ashore Thursday in Louisiana near the Texas border. At least one person was killed.

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA - AUGUST 27: A street is seen strewn with debris and downed power lines after Hurricane Laura passed through the area on August 27, 2020 in Lake Charles, Louisiana . The hurricane hit with powerful winds causing extensive damage to the city. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Louisiana-Texas Coast Pounded as Hurricane Laura Marches North

Hurricane Laura marched onto the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Texas as a Category 4 storm early Thursday morning leaving widespread power outages and massive property damage. Power outages run from the Beaumont-Port Arthur area in Texas eastward to Lafayette, Louisiana.

A picture taken on August 27, 2020 shows a ship anchored to a dock using a searchlight to look at smaller fishing ships as hurricane Laura passes over in Lake Charles, Louisiana. - Hurricane Laura slammed into the southern US state of Louisiana on August 27 and the monster category …

Hurricane Laura to Push ‘Unsurvivable Surge’ onto Texas-Louisiana Coast

National Weather Service officials called Hurricane Laura’s expected storm surge “unsurvivable.” The category 4 could push a storm surge as high as 15-20 feet onto the western Louisiana coast and up to 15 feet on the far eastern Texas coast. The surge could go inland as far as 40 miles in some areas, officials warned.

A Cameron Parish Sheriff deputy wipes his face as he mans a roadblock in the rain on LA 27 while residents evacuate Cameron in Lake Charles, La., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, ahead of Hurricane Laura. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)