Laura made landfall overnight as a storm of historic proportions, with wind speeds of 150 miles an hour, surpassing Hurricane Katrina in 2005. By early Thursday morning, the winds had weakened to 105 miles an hour.
Hurricane-force winds extended outward for 60 miles, and storm surges could be unsurvivable, the center said.
While the western Gulf Coast is less densely populated than the New Orleans area, Laura, like Katrina, made landfall in the dead of night, complicating any last-minute evacuation or rescue efforts.
About 383,000 customers in Louisiana and some 93,000 customers in Texas were without power Thursday morning, according to poweroutage.us.
The extent of damage wasn’t yet clear along the western Gulf Coast, but people who didn’t evacuate posted videos overnight on social media of roofs coming off hotels, windows blowing out of office buildings and roads made impassable by flooding.
Now, Hurricane Laura has weakened to a Category 2 storm, but it continues to threaten what forecasters described as lethal flooding and widespread wind damage.
Below, you will find a compilation of different videos and pictures, showing the amazing power of this unprecedented storm.
1:40 am. Stronger. Meaner. #Hurricane #LAURA in Sulphur #Louisiana pic.twitter.com/1XKuljAbBz— Josh Morgerman (@iCyclone) August 27, 2020
BREAkING! Buildings gutted in Lake Charles LA in powerful eye wall of #HurricaneLaura @RadarOmega_WX @ChasinSpin pic.twitter.com/wP3fPyREIZ— Reed Timmer (@ReedTimmerAccu) August 27, 2020
Communication towers are completely collapsed in downtown Lake Charles, LA #lawx #HurricaneLaura pic.twitter.com/LWhT0qQtL5— Stephen Jones (@Tornado_Steejo) August 27, 2020
#HurricaneLaura eyewall #lakecharleslouisiana pic.twitter.com/vLoazvt68h— Robert Ray (@RobertRayJourno) August 27, 2020
With daybreak, we’re getting an early look at #HurricaneLaura damage in @LakeCharlesCity. #arex #lawx pic.twitter.com/SeVAO68jsn— Chief Keith Monahan, CBM (@ChiefKeith) August 27, 2020
– First light is revealing the incredible damage #HurricaneLaura did here in #LakeCharles #Louisiana over night… #Laura #CapitolOneTower pic.twitter.com/WSlP0MIZ0K— WeatherGoingWILD (@WeatherGoinWILD) August 27, 2020
LA 1 remains CLOSED at this time south of the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow. Here are photos in that area from Golden Meadow and Leeville. #Laura pic.twitter.com/e6JyeJVmpJ— Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office (@LafourcheSO) August 26, 2020
Horrible damage through Lake Charles, LA from powerful #HurricaneLaura #lawx pic.twitter.com/d1v1WpGzhN— Tornado Trackers (@tornadotrackers) August 27, 2020
Lake Charles just voted to keep the Civil War Monument. Laura took it down. #HurricaneLaura— M.J. Mouton (@MJ_Mouton) August 27, 2020
Photo Credit Davante Lewis. pic.twitter.com/PHWIQ5enCn
Hurricane #Laura left a trail of destruction in Lake Charles, LA. Winds gusted to at least 132 mph in the city. Video via Brandon Clement with Live Storms Media. #LAwx pic.twitter.com/qUXDvjcuoF— Ed Piotrowski (@EdPiotrowski) August 27, 2020
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