(LOUISIANA) #HurricaneLaura Makes landfall as CAT5 with winds of 13-150-miles-per-hour destroying buildings including in the city of Lake Charles and killing a 14-year-old girl early on Thursday as one of the most po werful storms to hit the state causing a fire at a ‘ chemical plant ‘ in Westlake #AceWea therDesk report

#AceWeatherReport – Aug.27: The hurricane’s first reported US fatality was a 14-year-old girl in Leesville, Louisiana, who died when a tree fell on her house, a spokesperson for Governor John Bel Edwards said: “We do expect that there could be more fatalities,” the spokesperson, Christina Stephens, said on Twitter: A chemical plant caught fire in Laura’s wake on Thursday morning in Westlake, Louisiana, 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Lake Charles, sending thick black smoke billowing into the sky over the wind-torn landscape near Interstate 10: Governor Edwards warned residents in the area to shelter in place, close doors and windows and turn off air conditioners as authorities investigated: “Stay inside and wait for additional direction from local officials,” Edwards wrote on Twitter: ABC.Net/

#HurricaneLaura Wreaks havoc with one person dead from winds of over 137-miles – per- hour with one dead in Lake Charles with chemical fire in Westlake:

‘SHELTER IN PLACE’: Massive chemical plant fire in Louisiana in wake of Hurricane Laura; the facility manufactures trichloroisocyanuric acid, chlorinating granules, and other chlorine based products. (h/t @RyanLeeForHou) ▶️https://t.co/NhNaf08kqU https://t.co/jizQVl3JmA http://twitter.com/Breaking911/status/1299041312222703617 August 27, 2020 at 06:49PM: IFTTT, [Aug 27, 2020 at 19:28]

Residents of Lake Charles heard Laura’s winds howling and the sound of breaking glass as the storm passed through the city of 78,000 with winds of 137 kilometres per hour and gusts of up to 206 kilometres per hour: It rapidly weakened to a Category 2 storm on Thursday morning (local time) with maximum sustained winds of 160 kilometres per hour, and was forecast to become a tropical storm later in the day: However, the NHC warned that the threat of a possibly deadly storm surge would continue along the Louisiana coast as Laura moved north and then north-east:

It rapidly weakened to a Category 2 storm on Thursday morning (local time) with maximum sustained winds of 160 kilometres per hour, and was forecast to become a tropical storm later in the day:

NPR reported that only one other storm is known to have hit Louisiana with as much raw power: Last Island in 1856, which also had 150 mph winds, according to meteorologist Philip Klotzbach……………….The storm forced hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate in Texas and Louisiana ahead of its arrival. On Thursday, more than half a million utility customers are now without power, according to the tracking site PowerOutage.us……………..Laura’s maximum sustained winds dropped to 100 mph by 8 a.m. ET, making it a Category 2 storm: It’s expected to weaken rapidly and become a tropical storm later today. But it’s pummelling communities far inland as it moves northward with strong wind gusts and torrential rain:

#AceWeatherDesk report ………Published: Aug.27: 2020:

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