LAKE CHARLES, La. (KFDM) — Hurricane Laura brought massive floods and destroyed homes in Lake Charles.
Aerial footage shows extensive damage throughout the area as wind gusts topped out at 130 mph.
Storm chasers with Metro Video Services captured video of a gutted convention center. All the windows were blown out and some of the structures failed and collapsed. Other video captured windows being shattered on a skyscraper.
So far, there have not been any confirmed reports of injuries, although local officials reported that people who had planned to ride out the storm were calling for help.