Hurricane Laura Devastates Parts of Louisiana, Texas

The 2020 North Atlantic Hurricane Season thus far has featured a historic amount of named storms. So far, Hurricane Laura was the strongest of them all.

Laura made landfall in western Louisiana as a strong category 4 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of roughly 150 mph. It was the strongest hurricane (by wind speed) to strike the state since 1856. Tragically, at least 17 people lost their lives as a result of the storm in Louisiana and Texas. Structural damage from Laura was so enormous that the utility Entergy Louisiana said some of its infrastructure must be rebuilt from scratch. That could mean months without power for places such as Cameron Parish, Louisiana.

Source: CNN

Source: CNN

Fortunately for the hurricane-ravaged region, there are no additional tropical cyclone threats in the foreseeable future.

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