Did Baton Rouge get hit by Laura?
The Baton Rouge Metro Area escaped major damage from Hurricane Laura, but pictures of crushed cars and damaged homes have been sent in from nearly every parish in the WAFB viewing area. As of Saturday morning Entergy is reporting over 300,000 customers without power.
How many homes were damaged in Hurricane Laura?
The American Red Cross estimates that about 8,000 homes were destroyed in Louisiana and Texas as a result of Hurricane Laura. Many of those whose homes were not destroyed in the storm were left without water and power for an extended period of time.
Where are strongest winds in a hurricane?
Strongest winds ( and hurricane-induced tornadoes) are almost always found in or near the right front (or forward) quadrant of the storm because the forward speed of the hurricane is added to the rotational wind speeds generated by the storm itself.
What was the strongest hurricane to hit Louisiana?
The most intense storm to affect the state in terms of barometric pressure is Hurricane Katrina of 2005, which also caused the most fatalities and damage with 1,833 total deaths and over $100 billion in total damages.