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Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

Derailed train cars lie on their side in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on August 29.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

President Donald Trump tours the damage in Lake Charles on August 29.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

A building sits partially submerged in water in Hackberry, Louisiana, on August 28.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

Rachel Ellis, left, and J’Nay Fitch salvage items from the AutoZone store where they work in Lake Charles on August 28.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

A person stands in front of a damaged vehicle near Orange, Texas, on August 28.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

Pousson’s Laundromat and Barbershop is left in ruins in Westlake, Louisiana.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

This aerial photo shows a devastated neighborhood outside of Lake Charles on August 27.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

Maria Ramirez and her 17-year-old son, Jose Avila, survey the damage to their home in Orange, Texas, on August 27.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

Mannequins are strewn on the floor at the Hair Saga store after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles on August 27.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

A man walks through a debris-filled hallway on the second floor of a Lake Charles church that lost its roof on August 27.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

People survey the damage to their Lake Charles neighborhood on August 27.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

A McDonald’s sign is damaged in Iowa, Louisiana, on August 27.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

Ahmed Nawaz looks at the damage in his store in Lake Charles on August 27.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

Smoke rises from a chemical fire at a Lake Charles plant on August 27. Plant managers were trying to contain a chlorine leak, according to state police. Details about what started the fire weren’t immediately available.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

A person holds a photo taken from a damaged home in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, on August 27.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

Damage is seen at an office building lobby in Lake Charles on August 27.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

This aerial photo shows the roof blown off an AutoZone store in Lake Charles on August 27.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

Benjamin Luna helps recover items from the children’s wing of the First Pentecostal Church in Orange, Texas, on August 27.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

Dozens of small fish are trapped inland after the hurricane ripped through Holly Beach, Louisiana.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

Louisiana National Guard Pfc. Devin Lejeune helps search a Lake Charles apartment complex for people in need.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

Martin Almanza paddles a canoe through a flooded section of Galveston, Texas, on August 27.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

The Capitol One Bank Tower is seen with its windows blown out in downtown Lake Charles.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

Latasha Myles and Howard Anderson stand in their Lake Charles living room, which is where they were sitting when the roof blew off around 2:30 a.m. on August 27.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

A tangle of power lines hangs over a street in Lake Charles.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

The driver of an overturned 18-wheeler exits his vehicle after police arrive to the scene along Interstate 10 in Vinton, Texas. Both the driver and a passenger suffered minor injuries.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

A person walks past a destroyed building in Lake Charles.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

Flooding is seen in Sabine Pass, Texas.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

A structure is flattened near a beach in Lake Charles.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

The L’Auberge Casino Resort is seen after the lights went out in Lake Charles.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

Shrimp boat Sea Lion V prepares for Hurricane Laura’s landfall on August 26.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

This photo of Hurricane Laura was taken from aboard the International Space Station on August 26.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

Victoria Nelson lines up her children, Autum, Shawn and Asia, as they board a bus to evacuate Lake Charles on August 26.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

A sheriff’s deputy wipes his face while manning a roadblock in Lake Charles on August 26.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

Families line up to board buses to evacuate Lake Charles on August 26.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

Children play at the Circuit of the Americas racetrack, where some evacuees were settling in Austin, Texas, on August 26.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

Demeteri Bushnell is hugged by her great-niece as they and other evacuees prepare to board a bus in Lake Charles.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

Traffic is at a near-standstill on Interstate 10 as people evacuate the region near Jennings, Louisiana, on August 25.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

A US Postal Service employee covers a mailbox with plastic wrap in Galveston, Texas. The plastic wrap signals that the final mail has been cleared from the box, and it prevents people from placing mail inside that could be lost in a flood.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

An evacuee waits to board a bus in Port Arthur, Texas, on August 25.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

Nick Gaido, left, helps board up windows at his seafood restaurant in Galveston.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

Roman Tatriot, with the help of family and friends, rounds up cattle in Cameron, Louisiana, so he can get them to higher ground.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

A family walks to a charter bus that would take them from Galveston Island to Austin.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

Katy Gay carries a dog as the Houston SPCA transferred more than 100 animals to the Austin Humane Society.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

People wait to board a bus to leave Galveston.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

People make sandbags at St. Raymond Church in New Orleans.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

People tie down their vessels along Louisiana’s Lake Pontchartrain on August 23.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

People stand in long lines before entering a New Orleans Costco to pick up supplies.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

Michael Kent moves his boat in Venice, Louisiana, on August 23.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

Crews bring sandbags to help with flooding prevention in Belle Chasse, Louisiana.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

Cesar Reyes, right, carries a sheet of plywood as he helps install window coverings at a business in Galveston.

Hurricane Laura leaves trail of destruction

Houston firefighters prepare rescue equipment in advance of the storm.

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