NASA’s Landsat 8 satellite captured the floods caused by Hurricane Laura over Louisiana, U.S.

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On Aug. 26, 2020, Hurricane Laura made landfall as a category 4 storm with sustaining 240km/hr winds. Coastal lands around Lake Calcasieu such as Lake Charles, Cameron and Creole were seriously affected, and more than 400,000 were without power and 200,000 without water. According to hurricane historian Klotzbach of Colorado State University, Laura tied for the fifth strongest hurricane to ever make landfall in the U.S.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

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Reference: Flooding, Blackouts in the Wake of Laura (NASA Earth Observatory)
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