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Dramatic Photos Show The Damage Caused By Hurricane Laura

The storm, which made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane, was the most intense to hit Louisiana in more than 150 years.

Posted on August 27, 2020, at 5:53 p.m. ET


An aerial view showing houses severely damaged
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This aerial view shows damage to a neighborhood hit by Hurricane Laura outside of Lake Charles, Louisiana, on Aug. 27, 2020.



a man stands with a flag next to a lot of debris
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Dustin Amos walks near debris at a gas station in Lake Charles.

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Latasha Myles and Howard Anderson stand in their living room where they were sitting when the roof blew off around 2:30 a.m. as Hurricane Laura passed through the area on Aug. 27, 2020, in Lake Charles.

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An auto parts store employee surveys the storm damage to the facility on Aug. 27, in Lake Charles.

A few people walk down a street covered in downed trees
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People survey the damage to their neighborhood in Lake Charles.

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Maria Ramirez and her son Jose Avila stand in front of their home and survey storm damage after a portion of a large tree on their front lawn was blown down onto their house in Orange, Texas.

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A person holds a photograph taken from a damaged home after Hurricane Laura made landfall in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, on Aug. 27, 2020.

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Residents take in the widespread destruction in Holly Beach, Louisiana.

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Debris sits in the road on Front Street in Orange, Texas, the morning after Hurricane Laura make landfall.

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A member of the National Guard secures the area after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles.

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People survey the damage left in the wake of Hurricane Laura in Holly Beach.

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Buildings and homes are flooded in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura near Lake Charles.

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Smoke is seen rising from a chemical plant fire after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles.

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A woman on a street near businesses in downtown Lake Charles in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura.

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A man looks at damage inside the Capitol One Bank Tower, with its windows blown out, in the downtown area of Lake Charles, Louisiana.

A high-rise building with many windows missing is seen in downtown
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Debris surround damaged buildings near Lake Charles.

Elijah Nouvelage / Reuters

Shattered glass is seen inside a damaged building in Lake Charles.

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Products are seen spilled onto the floor of a damaged Market Basket grocery store in Lake Charles.

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A family surveys damage to trees in their neighborhood in Lake Charles.

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James Sonya surveys what is left of his uncle's barbershop in Lake Charles.

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People sift through debris at a damaged home in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.

Adrees Latif / Reuters

Lonnie Gatte and Teri Goleman kiss after returning to their residence, a 40-foot camping trailer, to find it completely destroyed in Sulphur, Louisiana.

Mickey Welsh / Reuters

Neighbors Walter Edwards, left, and Rick Atteberry check on houses in the country club area of DeRidder.

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A man raises an American flag in front of Trump graffiti after Hurricane Laura made landfall in Lake Charles.

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A monument to Confederate soldiers in Lake Charles is seen toppled by the storm.

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A person wears a protective mask at an evacuation shelter run by the American Red Cross at Cornerstone Baptist Church after Hurricane Laura made landfall in Kountze.

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Mitch PIckering plays his guitar while walking through the downtown area of Lake Charles on Aug. 27, 2020.

Eric Gay / AP

Stair steps stand on an empty slab in the wake of Hurricane Laura in Holly Beach.


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