26 September 2021
KPLC's tower fell right into our studio exactly where we would have been at going live covering Hurricane Laura.
"It went very deep into the country," says @POTUS of HurricaneLaura
The local NBC station @KPLC7News was not spared.  The tower collapsed.1 year ago
The local NBC station @KPLC7News was not spared. The tower collapsed.
A few pics from today in Lake Charles. Significant damage everywhere. It's going to be a long recovery process. HurricaneLaura lawx
Chemical Fire: Per State Fire Marshall, Butch Browning:  ⁦@LOUISIANA_DEQ⁩ says no low level contamination. The smoke plume is falling into the lake, which is what we want to happen. The water is then diluting the chlorine.   VIDEO: Lake Charles, LA Laura1 year ago
Chemical Fire: Per State Fire Marshall, Butch Browning: ⁦@LOUISIANA_DEQ⁩ says no low level contamination. The smoke plume is falling into the lake, "which is what we want to happen." The water is then diluting the chlorine. VIDEO: Lake Charles, LA Laura
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According to the governor's press conference rn, the chlorine fire at Bio Lab is ongoing - they're trying to put it out - "chlorine gas was released into the atmosphere" - LDEQ says the plume has chlorine in it and it's falling in the lake
Aerial footage shows Hurricane Laura's destructive aftermath along the Louisiana Gulf Coast, with a chemical fire burning, several homes destroyed and hundreds of thousands without power.  Complete coverage tonight from the storm zone1 year ago
Aerial footage shows Hurricane Laura's destructive aftermath along the Louisiana Gulf Coast, with a chemical fire burning, several homes destroyed and hundreds of thousands without power. Complete coverage tonight from the storm zone
The road is flooded in lower Cocodrie. Because of the storm surge, Terrebonne Parish officials expected this. They are thankful the levee system protected the rest of the parish from flooding
This is NOT what anybody needed today.  Lake Charles is   under a shelter in place order due to a fire at a chemical plant. HurricaneLaura  LakeCharles1 year ago
This is NOT what anybody needed today. Lake Charles is under a shelter in place order due to a fire at a chemical plant. HurricaneLaura LakeCharles
Here's the problem w trying to show you Laura aftermath. There is damage LITERALLY everywherein Lake Charles. Ryan St is bad. The port is bad. 171 is bad. Then—go into the neighborhoods. Horrific.
This is a look over the chemical plant fire in Lake Charles after Hurricane Laura made landfall1 year ago
This is a look over the chemical plant fire in Lake Charles after Hurricane Laura made landfall
Chlorine leak at chemical plant in Southwest Louisiana following Laura1 year ago
Chlorine leak at chemical plant in Southwest Louisiana following Laura
Images are starting to roll in from Lake Charles. Turns out Laura is tied for the windiest storm in Louisiana history. It was stronger than Hurricane Katrina, which was a Category 3 with sustained winds of 100 to 140 mph1 year ago
Images are starting to roll in from Lake Charles. Turns out Laura is tied for the windiest storm in Louisiana history. It was stronger than Hurricane Katrina, which was a Category 3 with sustained winds of 100 to 140 mph
A chemical fire in Lake Charles ,Multiple reports say this is a chlorine1 year ago
A chemical fire in Lake Charles ,Multiple reports say this is a chlorine
A chemical plant caught fire in Westlake, LA Thursday, spewing thick smoke into the air, hours after Hurricane Laura hit the area. The governor advised residents to shelter in place until further notice and close their doors and windows. The cause of the fire is not yet known1 year ago
A chemical plant caught fire in Westlake, LA Thursday, spewing thick smoke into the air, hours after Hurricane Laura hit the area. The governor advised residents to shelter in place until further notice and close their doors and windows. The cause of the fire is not yet known
A fire that broke out Thursday at a chemical plant in Westlake, Louisiana, sent thick smoke over a wide area and prompted local authorities to issue shelter-in-place orders for residents in nearby communities hit by Hurricane Laura1 year ago
A fire that broke out Thursday at a chemical plant in Westlake, Louisiana, sent thick smoke over a wide area and prompted local authorities to issue shelter-in-place orders for residents in nearby communities hit by Hurricane Laura
Engineer work teams with the 843rd Engineer Co. clear debris from roadways in Lake Charles during the aftermath of Laura. Currently we have 17 teams across the state assisting local and state agencies to ProtectWhatMatters
Devastation in Hackberry, LA mainly wind damage but also evidence of strong storm surge. Weaker structures obliterated.
Capital One building destroyed in Lake Charles HurricaneLaura1 year ago
Capital One building destroyed in Lake Charles HurricaneLaura
A chemical fire in Lake Charles erupts post HurricaneLaura   Multiple reports say this is a chlorine leak. Our crews who were scheduled to report live from the area during the afternoon shows have been ordered back inside.1 year ago
A chemical fire in Lake Charles erupts post HurricaneLaura Multiple reports say this is a chlorine leak. Our crews who were scheduled to report live from the area during the afternoon shows have been ordered back inside.
Chemical leak south side of I-10 west Lake area west of Lake Charles. 911 is aware they are overwhelmed. @NWSLakeCharles lawx1 year ago
Chemical leak south side of I-10 west Lake area west of Lake Charles. 911 is aware they are overwhelmed. @NWSLakeCharles lawx
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[email protected] says he got the report of the first fatality from Hurricane Laura in Louisiana. A 14 year old girl who died when a tree fell on her home. We do expect that there could be more fatalities.
Some of the damage left behind in Lake Charles after the wrath of Hurricane Laura, the strongest land-falling system to reach the state of Louisiana in over 164 years.
7:53 am — have to take back roads to get to Lake Charles. Since part of I-10 was closed last night. Passing lots of scenes like this.
Destruction left behind by HurricaneLaura in Vinton, Louisiana. Valero Gas Station
Significant damage all over Lake Charles Laura1 year ago
Significant damage all over Lake Charles Laura
Plaza demolished in Lake Charles. Dollar Tree damages
LA 1 remains closed this morning south of the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow. There is no estimate of time of when the roadway will be reopened.1 year ago
LA 1 remains closed this morning south of the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow. There is no estimate of time of when the roadway will be reopened.
Parts of the L'Auberge Casino Resort are missing and truck is flipped over in the parking lot this morning. #Laura
Tree down on Ransbottom Drive in Alexandria, Louisiana after Hurricane Laura
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Over 120,000 power outages in Louisiana; EBR seeing heavy rains while Calcasieu Parish experiences severe wind, rain damage
Major damage outside the Calcasieu Sheriff's Office Lake Charles1 year ago
Major damage outside the Calcasieu Sheriff's Office Lake Charles
The sun is up, the storm has passed and we are getting our first look at the damage outside. Here are a few shots from Vinton, Louisiana — the eye of the storm passed just 8 miles east of this hotel and strip mall.
Ryan St Lake Charles, La Pumpelly Tire, The Bad Apple Saloon, Blaze Smoke Shop and road damaged
Finally able to venture out. Massive damage to this LaQuinta Inn in Lake Charles
With daybreak, getting an early look at #HurricaneLaura damage in @LakeCharlesCity.
First light in Lake Charles, LA. HurricanLaura
L'Auberge took major damage from Hurricane Laura overnight. Still assessing the damage on the property
First look outside. Motel 6 partial collapse lake charles louisiana
HurricaneLaura :winds from Hurricane Laura pound the Lake Charles area earlier in Louisiana. The Hurricane is a CAT 2 with sustained winds of 110 MPH.
Hurricane damage at home in Lake Charles, Louisiana, as glass windows break
Take a look at the damage caused by HurricaneLaura at the Lake Charles convention center
Vice President Mike Pence says people in the path of Hurricane Laura should heed warnings about the strength of the storm and he pledged the Trump administration's help
EXTREME WINDS - A portion of St. Pat's Skybridge in Lake Charles, Louisiana was blown off as monster Hurricane Laura pushes through    ( KPLC)1 year ago
EXTREME WINDS - A portion of St. Pat's Skybridge in Lake Charles, Louisiana was blown off as monster Hurricane Laura pushes through ( KPLC)
Injuries in downtown Lake Charles. Flying glass from some of the skyscrapers fell on people don't know the extent of the injuries. @NWSLakeCharles lawx txwx
Damage is widespread in Lake Charles. The interstates have multiple blockages of power lines and light poles with the smaller roads even worse.
Crews from NexstarNation captured the moment when strong winds from HurricaneLaura tore off parts of the roof overnight at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Power trucks are working to get power lines back up and running after a post fell on this car. This is on Government Street at South Acadian in front of Walgreens.
A piece of the Lake Charles skyline has collapsed, here is a view of the KPLC tower. Photo credit to Charlie Haldeman of ABC 13 in Houston.
Some of the damage being found around Lake Charles after Hurricane Laura made landfall nearby as a Cat 4 storm. Roofs of buildings torn off, trucks toppled, debris and trees all over.
Plenty of blown out windows in Lake Charles
Winds picking up here in Alexandria (51 MPH gust) as the center of Laura moves west of us later this morning. Big issue inland: power outages. 278k customers out so far in LA. Tornado & Flash Flood continue. HurricaneLaura
Top blows off St.Pat's skybridge Lake Charles
More than 350K households in Louisiana and Texas without power early Thursday after Hurricane Laura makes landfall
Buildings completely gutted, glass falling everywhere in downtown Lake Charles, LA in the eye of HurricaneLaura This is The Capital One Tower Downtown Lake Charles
High winds blew apart portions of a concrete parking deck in western Lake Charles, causing one of the stairwell walls to collapse
DESTRUCTION: as Category 4 Hurricane Laura shreds a skyscraper in Lake Charles, LA, sending debris onto the storm chaser's car
News major damage in Downtown Lake Charles many skyscrapers have blown out winds. Some of the building may be total losses. Many roof off massive flying debris.
132 mph wind gust in Lake Charles, sustained wind 98
LAKE CHARLES: NBC weather team relayed Laura's eye wall was upon peek outside. Wind gusts topping 100 miles an hour were reported at the city airport
LAURA ALERTS: Portions of Allen, Evangeline and St. Landry parishes are under a Flash Flood Warning until 2:45AM. There will be plenty more updates to come throughout this very busy Thursday morning.
Urban Search & Rescue AZ-TF1 departing Phoenix Fire Special Operations just before midnight on their way to Louisiana. This Type 3 team has 45 members including 2 search and rescue dogs
At 1 am CDT, Hurricane Laura has made landfall in southwestern Louisiana near Cameron as a category 4 hurricane.  Maximum sustained winds were 150 mph, with a minimum central pressure of 938 mb.  Potentially catastrophic impacts will continue1 year ago
At 1 am CDT, Hurricane Laura has made landfall in southwestern Louisiana near Cameron as a category 4 hurricane. Maximum sustained winds were 150 mph, with a minimum central pressure of 938 mb. Potentially catastrophic impacts will continue
Buildings gutted in Lake Charles LA in powerful eye wall of HurricaneLaura
ENTERGY: 74,000 without power in Calcasieu, 2,000 in Calcasieu, 9,000 in Beauregard
Hurricane Laura making landfall just south of Lake Charles in Cameron Parish. This is video from McNeese State University garage where police are staged so they could get to higher ground
1:40 am. Stronger. Meaner. Hurricane LAURA in Sulphur Louisiana
All hell is breaking loose. Inner eyewall of HurricaneLaura . Lake Charles, Louisiana
On McNeese State University's campus in Lake Charles as Laura makes landfall
1:23 am. Whistling. Explosions. Hurricane LAURA in Sulphur Louisiana
Moments ago in Lake Charles, LA . HurricaneLaura
#LAURA in Sulphur #Louisiana
Winds have really picked up in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
With Laura making landfall, conditions in Lake Charles sure appear to be deteriorating.
Hurricane LAURA in Sulphur Louisiana
1 year ago
Hurricane Laura has made landfall at the coast near Cameron, Louisiana, with winds at 150 mph
At midnight water levels are increasing in the ground floor lobby and increasing winds from the east. #Laura
Winds gusting 100-125+mph in Hackberry, Louisiana. Video from Sharon Sanner1 year ago
Winds gusting 100-125+mph in Hackberry, Louisiana. Video from Sharon Sanner
Lost some roofing material at the Home 2 Suites HurricaneLaura Laura hurricane LakeCharles louisiana
Almost constant power flashes in LakeCharles Hurricane Laura
HurricaneLaura 12:30am LakeCharles Louisiana hurricane Laura
Hurricane Laura exploded the last 24 hours into a powerhouse Cat 4 storm.  Winds are 145 mph to 180 mph.  It is expected to make landfall after midnight near the Louisiana/Texas state line.  They are bracing for a catastrophic 20 foot storm surge.  This is a historic storm1 year ago
Hurricane Laura exploded the last 24 hours into a powerhouse Cat 4 storm. Winds are 145 mph to 180 mph. It is expected to make landfall after midnight near the Louisiana/Texas state line. They are bracing for a catastrophic 20 foot storm surge. This is a historic storm
Hurricane Laura Water levels beginning to rise here at HackberryLA—up about a foot in the last hour. The storm surge is expected to be 18 feet higher than this over the 6-8 hours.1 year ago
Hurricane Laura Water levels beginning to rise here at HackberryLA—up about a foot in the last hour. The storm surge is expected to be 18 feet higher than this over the 6-8 hours.
3 PM CDT Laura update: Water levels rising along the coast of southeast Texas and Louisiana1 year ago
3 PM CDT Laura update: Water levels rising along the coast of southeast Texas and Louisiana
The Baton Rouge Police Department is looking for 24-year-old Jace Boyd. Boyd is wanted on charges of Second Degree Murder and Illegal Use of a Weapon.
Unsurvivable storm surge with large and destructive waves will cause catastrophic damage from Sea Rim State Park, Texas, to Intracoastal City, Louisiana, including Calcasieu and Sabine Lakes. This surge could penetrate up to 30 miles inland from the immediate coastline. #Laura
Already flooding in Cocodrie Louisiana.
Here's a few photos on and around LA 1 (now closed) in the areas of Golden Meadow and Leeville. Laura1 year ago
Here's a few photos on and around LA 1 (now closed) in the areas of Golden Meadow and Leeville. #Laura
Latest forecast calls for Laura to become a Category 4 hurricane this afternoon as it approaches the upper Texas Coast / SW Louisiana coast.1 year ago
Latest forecast calls for Laura to become a Category 4 hurricane this afternoon as it approaches the upper Texas Coast / SW Louisiana coast.
Shreveport police are working to learn more about a shooting while a man fights for his life on Wednesday morning in the 400 block of Kemper Street
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