Remnants of Hurricane Laura unleashed heavy rain and twisters hundreds of miles inland from a path of death and mangled buildings along the Gulf Coast, and forecasters warned despite its weakening to a tropical depression, an eastern turn would again make the storm a looming threat, this time to the densely populated Eastern Seaboard.
Laura moved over Arkansas on Aug. 27, bringing high winds and heavy rain, as tornado and flash flood warnings were put in place by the National Weather Service. After landfall, the storm weakened to a tropical depression.
It also wreaked havoc across parts of Louisiana, as one of the strongest storms to ever hit the region. At least six people were killed and there was widespread damage to places like Lake Charles.
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