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US Coast Guard surveys damage from Hurricane Laura in Cameron

Posted at 6:15 PM, Aug 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-27 19:15:57-04

The Coast Guard assessed damage along the Louisiana and Texas border Thursday after Hurricane Laura made landfall, which caused flooding and other damage.

The Coast Guard says they are working closely with all local and state emergency operation centers to manage Coast Guard storm operations.

USCG provided video of flyovers including one of Cameron, La. The survey shows homes along Hwy 82 surrounded by water, severely damaged by Hurricane Laura.

“The Coast Guard will continue to provide search and rescue capabilities, assess the damage done by Hurricane Laura ensuring we can assist those in need of rescuing, as well as ensuring the ports along the Western Gulf Coast can be safely reopened for the flow of maritime commerce,” said Capt. Jason Smith, Unified Commander for the Houston-Galveston response area. “In the midst of this catastrophic event, the teamwork between all federal, state and local agencies has been amazing and the resilience is inspirational.”

The Coast Guard has deployed more than 3,000 service members, 32 aircraft crews and nearly 40 boat crews to respond to flooded and damaged areas that were affected by Hurricane Laura along the Louisiana and Texas border.


ABC News provided drone footage, from ABC News, shows the damage that Hurricane Laura caused in Lake Charles.

ABC drone footage of Lake Charles

Governor Edwards on Thursday afternoon also surveyed the damage from above .
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