Hurricane Laura was one of the most powerful storms to hit eastern Louisiana, becoming the first Category 4 hurricane to make landfall since Betsy in 1965.
The storm made landfall near Cameron early Thursday morning with maximum sustained winds of 150 mph. It quickly moved several miles inland to Lake Charles with triple-digit wind speeds.
At least 10 people are dead and the number is expected to continue to climb. Entire neighborhoods in the eastern part of the state were also left in ruins.
Communities in Cameron and Calcasieu Parish are continuing to assess the damage as officials expect it will take weeks or months to restore utilities to those areas.
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NOAA planes attempted to capture scenes of the damage on Thursday but weather conditions caused poor visibility. Images made available by Maxar Technologies captured a handful of specific locations in Cameron and Lake Charles.
Here's what the areas look like now compared to before Hurricane Laura.