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Hurricane Laura

Live updates, latest news, photos and video of Hurricane Laura, which made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane in United States of America and was later downgraded to a tropical storm

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  • The Guardian

    Hurricane Laura: the 'unsurvivable' storm surge that went astray

    Hurricane Laura: the 'unsurvivable' storm surge that went astray. Forecasters predicted a catastrophic storm surge but damage was less than feared because Laura made landfall in sparsely inhabited swampland

  • The Independent

    Louisiana hit by life-threatening heatwave in Hurricane Laura's aftermath

    The recovery effort from Hurricane Laura, which slammed into Louisiana last week, is being further complicated by a life-threatening heatwave that has hit the state and neighbouring regions.A heat advisory was issued on Monday by the National Weather Service for Southeast Texas and portions of Southwest Louisiana. The temperature was expected to feel like 103F (39.4C) even rising to 110F (43.3C), according to the heat index.

  • Associated Press

    Deaths, worries about assistance mount after Hurricane Laura

    In a matter of hours last week, Hurricane Laura tore through the tire shop Layla Winbush's family started just under a year ago, reducing most of it to rubble and scattering hundreds of tires across the lot. As evacuated Lake Charles residents return home, many worry they wouldn’t have enough support from both the federal and state governments as they face a rebuilding process certain to take several months, if not longer. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on Monday warned that residents were in for a long recovery, with 324,000 power outages across the state and 600,000 people either without water or under boil water advisories.

  • Associated Press

    Home smashed: For one family, Hurricane Laura the 3rd strike

    In 2005, Rita pushed a foot of floodwaters into his white, wooden home in Hackberry, Louisiana, a tiny Cameron Parish community 15 miles (24 kilometers) from the Gulf of Mexico. Laura outstripped them both. A retired welder who worked at many of the refineries that dot the Louisiana coast, the 62-year-old Beard climbed through the debris, laboring with two artificial knees.

  • Reuters

    Trump tours parts of Louisiana, Texas hit by Hurricane Laura

    President Donald Trump on Saturday toured areas hit by Hurricane Laura in Louisiana and in Texas receiving briefings on emergency operations and relief efforts. "One thing I know about this state, it rebuilds fast," Trump told a gathering that included Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, U.S. lawmakers and federal agency officials.

  • Associated Press

    Trump surveys Hurricane Laura damage in post-convention trip

    President Donald Trump got a firsthand look Saturday at the damage from Hurricane Laura on a post-Republican National Convention trip that allowed him to use the trappings of his office to try to project empathy and leadership. While the storm surge has receded and the cleanup effort has begun, hundreds of thousands remain without power or water, and they could for weeks or months as the hot summer stretches on. During the slightly more than two hours he spent in the city, Trump met with officials and relief workers but not with any of the residents whose homes had been ripped apart in the storm.

  • The Independent

    Hurricane Laura: Four die from carbon monoxide poisoning in Louisiana

    Four people in Louisiana have been killed by carbon monoxide poisoning in “hurricane-related deaths”, the state’s department of health has announced.The news comes after Hurricane Laura hit the territory this week with 150 mph winds as a Category four storm, becoming one of the strongest ever to hit the US.

  • The Independent

    Lt. General who led Katrina evacuations warns of pollution risk from climate-driven extreme weather following Hurricane Laura

    Lieutenant General Russel Honoré, the revered Army commander who led evacuations during Hurricane Katrina, told The Independent how he fears that refineries and petrochemical plants which line the Gulf coast are unprepared for increasingly extreme weather driven by the climate crisis, as the region faces a vast recovery operation in the wake of Hurricane Laura this week.“I don’t think they’re prepared for what we see now with rising sea levels and warm, extended ocean heat that makes the hurricanes stronger,” he said. “I think we need to go back and look at how we make our industries more resilient.”

  • The Independent

    Woman shot dead during fight between Hurricane Laura evacuees

    A woman has reportedly been killed during a gunfight between two groups of Hurricane Laura evacuees in Texas.Police responded to reports of a fight involving around 60 people at around 12.30am on Thursday, The Austin American-Statesman reported.

  • Evening Standard

    Hurricane Laura topples controversial Confederate statue outside courthouse in Lake Charles

    Hurricane Laura tore down a controversial Confederate statue in Louisiana after one of the strongest hurricanes ever to strike the United States pounded the Gulf Coast.Local officials had voted days earlier to keep the 105-year-old statue in front of the courthouse in Lake Charles.

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