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Tropical Depression Laura leaves trail of destruction in Louisiana

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Posted at 11:36 AM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 04:46:05-04

MIAMI, Fla. — Laura, now a tropical depression, left a trail of destruction in the U.S. Gulf Coast Thursday.

Laura made landfall earlier in the day and battered Lake Charles, Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane.

The devastating storm reportedly killed at least six people, including a 14-year-old girl who died when a tree smashed into her family's home.

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As of 5 a.m. Friday, Laura is about 30 miles north-northeast of Little Rock, Arkansas and is packing 35 mph winds. The tropical depression is moving 15 mph north-northeast.

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