WEATHER WATCH
VIDEO: Homes destroyed, flooded by Hurricane Laura in Lake Charles
Drone video captured extensive hurricane damage to the area around Lake Charles, Louisiana. (Brandon Clement/Live Storms Media)

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. 

Brandon Clement / LSM

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.


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