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Hurricane Laura's trail of devastation in Louisiana

Downed power lines and flooding is seen after Hurricane Laura passed through the area in Creole, Louisiana, August 28.  REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage  

Downed power lines and flooding is seen after Hurricane Laura passed through the area in Creole, Louisiana, August 28.  REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage  

Downed power lines and flooding is seen after Hurricane Laura passed through the area in Creole, Louisiana, August 28.  REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage  
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Destroyed planes lie damaged around a Southland Field hanger in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura in Sulphur, Louisiana, August 27, 2020.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Destroyed planes lie damaged around a Southland Field hanger in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura in Sulphur, Louisiana, August 27, 2020.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Destroyed planes lie damaged around a Southland Field hanger in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura in Sulphur, Louisiana, August 27, 2020.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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Damage to a home is seen behind Corey Manual as he stands on the roof of neighbor Derek Kingham while helping patch damage to the roof after Hurricane Laura passed through the area in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, August 28.  REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

Damage to a home is seen behind Corey Manual as he stands on the roof of neighbor Derek Kingham while helping patch damage to the roof after Hurricane Laura passed through the area in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, August 28.  REUTERS/Elijah...more

Damage to a home is seen behind Corey Manual as he stands on the roof of neighbor Derek Kingham while helping patch damage to the roof after Hurricane Laura passed through the area in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, August 28.  REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
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Jade Kingham cleans up ceiling insulation from her kitchen floor after Hurricane Laura passed through the area in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, August 28.  REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

Jade Kingham cleans up ceiling insulation from her kitchen floor after Hurricane Laura passed through the area in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, August 28.  REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

Jade Kingham cleans up ceiling insulation from her kitchen floor after Hurricane Laura passed through the area in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, August 28.  REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
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Workers Bobby Ore and Steve Piersall remove a tree which fell onto a house in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura in Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 28. The residents of the home escaped injury.   REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Workers Bobby Ore and Steve Piersall remove a tree which fell onto a house in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura in Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 28. The residents of the home escaped injury.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Workers Bobby Ore and Steve Piersall remove a tree which fell onto a house in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura in Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 28. The residents of the home escaped injury.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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Debris hangs from the remains of a tree after Hurricane Laura passed through in Mamou, Louisiana, August 27.   REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Debris hangs from the remains of a tree after Hurricane Laura passed through in Mamou, Louisiana, August 27.   REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Debris hangs from the remains of a tree after Hurricane Laura passed through in Mamou, Louisiana, August 27.   REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Zack Thibaux, 53, carries food salvaged from a refrigerator in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura from his damaged mobile home in Holmwood, Louisiana, August 28 .    REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Zack Thibaux, 53, carries food salvaged from a refrigerator in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura from his damaged mobile home in Holmwood, Louisiana, August 28 .   REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Zack Thibaux, 53, carries food salvaged from a refrigerator in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura from his damaged mobile home in Holmwood, Louisiana, August 28 .   REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Ahmed Nawaz looks through the damage to his store after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

Ahmed Nawaz looks through the damage to his store after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

Ahmed Nawaz looks through the damage to his store after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
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An Auto Zone auto parts store is seen damaged with its roof blown off in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura in Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 28.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif

An Auto Zone auto parts store is seen damaged with its roof blown off in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura in Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 28.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif

An Auto Zone auto parts store is seen damaged with its roof blown off in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura in Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 28.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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Downed power lines are seen after Hurricane Laura passed through the area in Creole, Louisiana, August 28.  
  REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

Downed power lines are seen after Hurricane Laura passed through the area in Creole, Louisiana, August 28.  REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

Downed power lines are seen after Hurricane Laura passed through the area in Creole, Louisiana, August 28.  REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
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Lonnie Gatte returns to find his destroyed residence in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura in Sulphur, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Lonnie Gatte returns to find his destroyed residence in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura in Sulphur, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Lonnie Gatte returns to find his destroyed residence in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura in Sulphur, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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Abdul Malik secures a friend's store that was damaged after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

Abdul Malik secures a friend's store that was damaged after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

Abdul Malik secures a friend's store that was damaged after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
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A toppled Confederate monument is pictured after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage  

A toppled Confederate monument is pictured after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage  

A toppled Confederate monument is pictured after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage  
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A damaged structure is pictured after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

A damaged structure is pictured after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

A damaged structure is pictured after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
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Homes and trees are seen destroyed in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura near Hackberry, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Homes and trees are seen destroyed in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura near Hackberry, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Homes and trees are seen destroyed in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura near Hackberry, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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A dog is rescued from flood waters by the U.S. Coast Guard after Hurricane Laura passed through the area in Delcambre, Louisiana, August 27.  U.S. Coast Guard/via REUTERS

A dog is rescued from flood waters by the U.S. Coast Guard after Hurricane Laura passed through the area in Delcambre, Louisiana, August 27.  U.S. Coast Guard/via REUTERS

A dog is rescued from flood waters by the U.S. Coast Guard after Hurricane Laura passed through the area in Delcambre, Louisiana, August 27.  U.S. Coast Guard/via REUTERS
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Monica Harrington, 54, carries a food she salvaged from her refrigerator in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura from her damaged mobile home in Holmwood, Louisiana,  August 28.   REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Monica Harrington, 54, carries a food she salvaged from her refrigerator in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura from her damaged mobile home in Holmwood, Louisiana, August 28.   REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Monica Harrington, 54, carries a food she salvaged from her refrigerator in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura from her damaged mobile home in Holmwood, Louisiana, August 28.   REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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The facade of a building is seen damaged after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27.   REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

The facade of a building is seen damaged after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

The facade of a building is seen damaged after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
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The Southland Field airport is seen damaged in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura in Sulphur, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

The Southland Field airport is seen damaged in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura in Sulphur, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

The Southland Field airport is seen damaged in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura in Sulphur, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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The steeple of the Starlight Baptist Church leans from wind damage after Hurricane Laura passed near Eunice, Louisiana, August 27.   REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

The steeple of the Starlight Baptist Church leans from wind damage after Hurricane Laura passed near Eunice, Louisiana, August 27.   REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

The steeple of the Starlight Baptist Church leans from wind damage after Hurricane Laura passed near Eunice, Louisiana, August 27.   REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Mary Beth Darscheid surveys the damage at her house after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

Mary Beth Darscheid surveys the damage at her house after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

Mary Beth Darscheid surveys the damage at her house after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
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Ahmed Nawaz inspects a damaged building after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

Ahmed Nawaz inspects a damaged building after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

Ahmed Nawaz inspects a damaged building after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
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A local resident Clint Pippen holds his dog Barkley as he walks past power lines to get to his residence in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura in Sulphur, Louisiana, August 27.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif

A local resident Clint Pippen holds his dog Barkley as he walks past power lines to get to his residence in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura in Sulphur, Louisiana, August 27.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif

A local resident Clint Pippen holds his dog Barkley as he walks past power lines to get to his residence in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura in Sulphur, Louisiana, August 27.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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Donnie Rogers sits at the entrance to his house after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

Donnie Rogers sits at the entrance to his house after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

Donnie Rogers sits at the entrance to his house after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
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A building's roof lies in the torn branches of a nearby tree after Hurricane Laura passed through Orange, Texas, August 27. REUTERS/Julio-Cesar Chavez

A building's roof lies in the torn branches of a nearby tree after Hurricane Laura passed through Orange, Texas, August 27. REUTERS/Julio-Cesar Chavez

A building's roof lies in the torn branches of a nearby tree after Hurricane Laura passed through Orange, Texas, August 27. REUTERS/Julio-Cesar Chavez
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A view shows a destroyed restaurant and a helicopter flying by after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

A view shows a destroyed restaurant and a helicopter flying by after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

A view shows a destroyed restaurant and a helicopter flying by after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
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Gerald Leblanc stands in front of a house that was damaged after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

Gerald Leblanc stands in front of a house that was damaged after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

Gerald Leblanc stands in front of a house that was damaged after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
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Lonnie Gatte and Teri Golema kiss after returning to their residence, a 40-foot camping trailer, to find it completely destroyed in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura in Sulphur, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Lonnie Gatte and Teri Golema kiss after returning to their residence, a 40-foot camping trailer, to find it completely destroyed in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura in Sulphur, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Lonnie Gatte and Teri Golema kiss after returning to their residence, a 40-foot camping trailer, to find it completely destroyed in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura in Sulphur, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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Plumes of smoke rise into the sky from a chemical plant fire in a damaged area after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

Plumes of smoke rise into the sky from a chemical plant fire in a damaged area after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

Plumes of smoke rise into the sky from a chemical plant fire in a damaged area after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
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Downed power lines are seen on Highway 90 after Hurricane Laura passed through Iowa, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

Downed power lines are seen on Highway 90 after Hurricane Laura passed through Iowa, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

Downed power lines are seen on Highway 90 after Hurricane Laura passed through Iowa, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
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A stuffed bear stands amid debris inside a damaged building after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

A stuffed bear stands amid debris inside a damaged building after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

A stuffed bear stands amid debris inside a damaged building after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
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A member of the National Guard secures the area after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

A member of the National Guard secures the area after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

A member of the National Guard secures the area after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
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Smoke rises over Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27.  
 HURRICANETRACK.COM via REUTERS

Smoke rises over Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. HURRICANETRACK.COM via REUTERS

Smoke rises over Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. HURRICANETRACK.COM via REUTERS
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The driver of an overturned 18 wheeler truck exits his vehicle after police arrival to the scene in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura along I-10 in Vinton, Texas, August 27. Both the driver and a passenger suffered minor injuries but survived. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

The driver of an overturned 18 wheeler truck exits his vehicle after police arrival to the scene in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura along I-10 in Vinton, Texas, August 27. Both the driver and a passenger suffered minor injuries but survived....more

The driver of an overturned 18 wheeler truck exits his vehicle after police arrival to the scene in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura along I-10 in Vinton, Texas, August 27. Both the driver and a passenger suffered minor injuries but survived. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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A McDonald's sign is seen damaged after Hurricane Laura passed through Iowa, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage  

A McDonald's sign is seen damaged after Hurricane Laura passed through Iowa, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage  

A McDonald's sign is seen damaged after Hurricane Laura passed through Iowa, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage  
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The facade of a building is seen damaged after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27.  
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The facade of a building is seen damaged after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

The facade of a building is seen damaged after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
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Soldiers secure the area after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

Soldiers secure the area after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

Soldiers secure the area after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
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An overturned semi-trailer is seen in a field after Hurricane Laura passed through Welsh, Louisiana, August 27.  
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An overturned semi-trailer is seen in a field after Hurricane Laura passed through Welsh, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

An overturned semi-trailer is seen in a field after Hurricane Laura passed through Welsh, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
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A view of the damaged area after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27.  REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

A view of the damaged area after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

A view of the damaged area after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
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A view of the damaged area after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

A view of the damaged area after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

A view of the damaged area after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
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The facade of a building is seen damaged after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27.  
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The facade of a building is seen damaged after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

The facade of a building is seen damaged after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
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Emergency personnel arrive to survey the aftermath of Hurricane Laura in Sulphur, Louisiana, August 27.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Emergency personnel arrive to survey the aftermath of Hurricane Laura in Sulphur, Louisiana, August 27.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Emergency personnel arrive to survey the aftermath of Hurricane Laura in Sulphur, Louisiana, August 27.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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Soldiers secure the area after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

Soldiers secure the area after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

Soldiers secure the area after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
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A building is seen damaged after Hurricane Laura passed through Iowa, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

A building is seen damaged after Hurricane Laura passed through Iowa, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

A building is seen damaged after Hurricane Laura passed through Iowa, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
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A local resident Houise Babineaux, 59, who recently was injured after stepping on a clam shell, sits in the back of a pick up truck while awaiting to return to his residence in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura in Sulphur, Louisiana, August 27.    REUTERS/Adrees Latif

A local resident Houise Babineaux, 59, who recently was injured after stepping on a clam shell, sits in the back of a pick up truck while awaiting to return to his residence in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura in Sulphur, Louisiana, August 27.  ...more

A local resident Houise Babineaux, 59, who recently was injured after stepping on a clam shell, sits in the back of a pick up truck while awaiting to return to his residence in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura in Sulphur, Louisiana, August 27.   REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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A police car is seen next to a flooded underpass after Hurricane Laura passed through Lafayette, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

A police car is seen next to a flooded underpass after Hurricane Laura passed through Lafayette, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

A police car is seen next to a flooded underpass after Hurricane Laura passed through Lafayette, Louisiana, August 27. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
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Local resident Garry Glass, 70, cuts branches to clear the way into his neighborhood in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura in Sulphur, Louisiana, August 27.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Local resident Garry Glass, 70, cuts branches to clear the way into his neighborhood in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura in Sulphur, Louisiana, August 27.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Local resident Garry Glass, 70, cuts branches to clear the way into his neighborhood in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura in Sulphur, Louisiana, August 27.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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Structures near Vermilion Bay are seen in waters brought by Hurricane Laura as it approaches Abbeville, Louisiana, August 26.    REUTERS/Kathleen Flynn

Structures near Vermilion Bay are seen in waters brought by Hurricane Laura as it approaches Abbeville, Louisiana, August 26.  REUTERS/Kathleen Flynn

Structures near Vermilion Bay are seen in waters brought by Hurricane Laura as it approaches Abbeville, Louisiana, August 26.  REUTERS/Kathleen Flynn
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A sign referencing the coronavirus and Hurricane Laura is seen in Galveston, Texas, August 26. REUTERS/Julio-Cesar Chavez

A sign referencing the coronavirus and Hurricane Laura is seen in Galveston, Texas, August 26. REUTERS/Julio-Cesar Chavez

A sign referencing the coronavirus and Hurricane Laura is seen in Galveston, Texas, August 26. REUTERS/Julio-Cesar Chavez
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