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TV tower falls in Lake Charles during Laura, crushes nearby buildings

Posted at 7:32 AM, Aug 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-27 11:35:41-04

Daylight revealed damage at the L'Auberge Hotel and Casino in Lake Charles.

KATC's Chris Welty shares some of the damage from his hotel room where he stayed as Hurricane Laura made landfall.

Daylight shows damage at L'Auberg Hotel in Lake Charles

Laura made landfall near Cameron, Louisiana at about 1 a.m. CT on Thursday, August 27, as an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm with 150 mph sustained winds.

The Category 4 rating makes Laura is the strongest hurricane to make landfall in Louisiana in at least 60 years, according to the National Weather Service.

Chris Welty will be in Lake Charles and the Calcasieu Parish area covering the damage left behind as Laura continues to move north.

A tower at the CBS-affiliate in Lake Charles, KSWL, was reportedly toppled by Hurricane Laura's high winds smashing several nearby buildings.

More damage to buildings in the area include missing roofs and walls.

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