Photos and movies are rising Thursday of the injury Hurricane Laura has inflicted on the town of Lake Charles, La. — close to the place the highly effective storm made landfall this morning.
The hurricane got here ashore round 2 a.m. ET, leaving greater than 290,000 houses and companies with out energy in Louisiana and Texas earlier than weakening right into a Class 2 storm.
One picture of the injury exhibits shattered home windows all through the flooring of a high-rise constructing in Lake Charles.
A video showing to indicate the identical constructing, taken by storm chaser Reed Timmer, was posted on Twitter with the caption “glass falling everywhere in downtown Lake Charles”.
One other picture posted on Twitter confirmed a crumbled broadcast tower belonging to information station KPLC.
The hurricane’s most sustained winds weakened to 110 mph by Thursday morning, down from 150 mph when it made landfall.
Forecasters say it’s now centered about 45 miles north-northwest of Lake Charles and shifting north at 15 mph.
Fox Information’ Brie Stimson and the Related Press contributed to this report.