Hurricane Laura Makes Landfall With Catastrophic Surge

Aug.27 — Hurricane Laura made landfall early Thursday in Louisiana as one of the most powerful storms to ever strike the state, threatening the region with “catastrophic storm surge,” flash floods and devastating winds that could inflict more than $15 billion in insured losses. Stephen Stapczynski reports on “Bloomberg Markets: European Open.”

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Louisiana is a southeastern U.S. state on the Gulf of Mexico. Its history as a melting pot of French, African, American and French-Canadian cultures is reflected in its Creole and Cajun cultures. The largest city, New Orleans, is known for its colonial-era French Quarter, raucous Mardi Gras festival, jazz music, Renaissance-style St. Louis Cathedral and wartime exhibits at the huge National WWII Museum.

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