Laura Leaves Six Dead, Hundreds Of Thousands Without Power

Hurricane Laura

Initial clean-up efforts are underway after the massive Category 4 hurricane slammed into the Louisiana coast.

(NBC News)  A massive recovery effort is now underway in areas devastated by Hurricane Laura.

At least six people were killed when Laura came ashore near the Texas-Louisiana border Thursday.

From Cameron, Louisiana, where the eye of the hurricane hit, through Lake Charles, the devastation stretches for miles.

Laura, a Category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 150-miles an hour, was the most powerful storm ever to hit the state.

Homes and businesses were ripped apart, power lines were snapped and trees were ripped from the ground.

Most of the area is still without electricity, and will be for some time. 

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