Eight of Louisiana's 15 hurricane-related deaths are linked to carbon monoxide poisoning from portable generators. As of Tuesday, many thousands of households in the state are still without power.
Most buildings in Lake Charles, La., were damaged by Hurricane Laura. As the city tries to rebuild amid a global pandemic, Mayor Nic Hunter worries the country will look away.
Normal protocols for hurricane evacuation, aid distribution and recovery have been upended by the threat of the coronavirus.
The president first stopped in Lake Charles, La., before heading to Orange, Texas. In both stops, he met with local public officials to talk about the devastation from Hurricane Laura.
Evacuations and storm damage could both potentially increase COVID-19 numbers in Texas.
Protesters had asked the parish to remove the prominent memorial this summer, only to be turned away two weeks ago. Then came the hurricane.
Hurricane Laura hit an area known for its refineries and chemical plants. They released millions of pounds of air pollution when they shut down, and many air monitors are not functioning.
Residents of Bell City, La., gathered Thursday morning to cut down trees, clear roads — and share what it was like as the storm made landfall overnight.
The agency says Hurricane Laura was less catastrophic than predicted but still remains a threat. Wearing masks and maintaining physical distance, first responders are now on the ground.
Smoke is rising over the city from a plant complex that makes chlorine for swimming pools, according to a state official. Residents are advised to shelter in place until further notice.
Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday the impact of Hurricane Laura "could've been much worse," noting that storm surge was much less severe than projected.
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Heavy winds knocked down trees and some homes lost power. But many residents around Port Arthur are breathing a sigh of relief after the storm passed without causing major damage to the area.
As of 12 p.m. ET Thursday, 578,911 customers were without power in Louisiana, and in Texas, 139,307 people were in the dark, according to the tracking site poweroutage.us.
Hurricane Laura rapidly intensified before it made landfall. Abnormally hot water in the Gulf of Mexico helped it gain power.