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Fire Marshal's Office shares video of Laura damage

Hurricane Laura Damage
Posted at 8:18 AM, Aug 31, 2020

The State Fire Marshal's Office is just one of the many local and out-of-state agencies helping in recovery efforts from Hurricane Laura.

On Sunday, the office shared video of some of the damage being seen in the areas that were in Laura's direct path.

Deputies say that Search and Rescue teams have completed more that 32,000 structure surveys in the area.

Some of those rescues, according to SFM, included pets that were left behind before the storm made landfall.

Parishes being surveyed by the SFM and other search and rescue groups included Calcasieu, Cameron, Vernon and Lincoln.

Video of the damage was posted Monday, August 31 to the SFM Facebook page.

See that video below:

SFM teams survey damage caused by Hurricane Laura

Hurricane Laura made landfall in Cameron Parish as a Category 4 storm in the early morning hours of Thursday, August 27.

A total of 14 deaths have been attributed to the storm. Some, according to the state, occurred due to carbon monoxide poisoning due to improper generator use.

Governor John Bel Edwards held a press conference on Sunday, August 30, to discuss the state's response to Laura. View that press conference below.

Gov Edwards updates on Hurricane Laura response and recovery efforts

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