Hurricane Laura moves on shore

Hurricane Laura made landfall near Cameron, Louisiana

Hundreds of thousands already without power the first reports of building damage are coming in, as hurricane Laura carves a path of devastation across Eastern, Texas and Western, Louisiana. The story has been on shore a few hours, but it’s not anywhere close to being finished yet.

Aaron Jayjack said, “big-time storm’s coming through right now… it’s only going to get worse. we’re not even in the worst of it, yet.” Hurricane Laura made landfall early Thursday morning in Southwestern Louisiana, as a category 4 hurricane, bringing with it 150 mile per hour winds. Putting it in the tie with a hurricane from more than one hundred and sixty years ago, as the strongest to hit the state.

As the eye of the hurricane headed towards Lake Charles, the Mayor there feared that too many people decided to stay behind. “I just, very concerned about, not only the survival aspect of the storm, itself, but also the aftermath,” said Mayor Nic Hunter.

Forecasters continued to warn of a storm surge of up to twenty feet and devastating winds for those in Laura’s path.

“You’re going to hear the word ‘unsurvivable’ to describe the storm surge we’re expecting,” Governor John Bel Edwards said.

The Governor predicted parts of Louisiana will be completely submerged, as Laura moves over the state, bringing the storm surge up to thirty miles inland.

More than 1.5 million people were under evacuation orders in Louisiana and Texas, ahead of the storm. Search and rescue crew are on standby for those who did not evacuate.

Derrick Lavergne said, “I was just praying that I make it out here and all my family make it out safe.”