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Weakened but still dangerous, Laura to pose continued threat


August 28, 2020

William Widmer – New York Times

Smoke form an industrial plant fire hangs over Westlake, La., a small community across the river from Lake Charles, on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, where Hurricane Laura knocked down trees and power poles.

LAKE CHARLES, La. - Remnants of Hurricane Laura unleashed heavy rain and twisters hundreds of miles inland from a path of death and mangled buildings along the Gulf Coast, and forecasters warned an eastern turn would again make the storm a looming threat, this time to the densely populated Eastern Seaboard.

Trees were down and power was out as far north as Arkansas, where remnants of the storm that killed at least six people in the United States were centered. The once fearsome Category 4 hurricane packing 150-mph winds weakened to a depression after dark.

New tornado warnings were issued after nightfall in Mississippi and Arkansas, hours after one of the strongest hurricanes ever to strike the United States barreled across Louisiana on Thursday.


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