Hurricane Laura swept through Louisiana on August 27, killing six people and damaging many homes before moving to Arkansas.

Hurricane Laura accompanied by a gust of wind caused the trees to uproot, crushing 4 people to death.


A woman walks past an uprooted tree near her home after Hurricane Laura in Lake Charles, Louisiana on July 27 Photo: Reuters

The fire broke out at a chemical plant in Westlake during almost 24 hours after the storm arrived.

"This is the strongest storm ever to make landfall in Louisiana," said Governor John Bel Edwards.

The US Center for Meteorological Forecasting (NHC) downgraded Hurricane Laura warning to a tropical hamlet last night, forecasting it would move to the Mississippi Valley on the evening of August 28 and to the Central and Greater states.

Strong winds from Hurricane Laura leveled buildings over a vast expanse of land, creating a wall of water 4.6 meters high that crashed over the tiny Cameron area of Louisiana, where the storm made landfall at 1 o'clock.


Damaged houses, submerged in water after Hurricane Laura near Hackberry, Louisiana, on August 27 Photo: Reuters

The residents of Ho Charles heard the howl of the storm's wind and the sound of windows breaking as the storm swept through the city of 78,000 people with winds of 137 km / h and winds up to 206 km / h.

The National Guard cleared the streets of Lake Charles on the afternoon of August 27.

The wind blew the windows of the 22-storey Capital One Tower and traffic signs.

"I didn't even reinforce the windows. I thought it shouldn't be. This was the first major storm I ever experienced, just hoping the houses were okay," said Wilson.