Skip to Content

Teen killed after tree falls on home during hurricane

Screen Shot 2020-08-27 at 6.06.12 AM

(KYMA, KECY)-The Governor of Lousiana said he received a report of the first fatality from Hurricane Laura. A 14-year-old teen who died when a tree fell on her home.

Gov. John Bel Edwards and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott say search and rescue teams found reports of widespread fatalities.

The Associated Press says Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is crediting the evacuations of thousands of people for preventing deaths in Texas. Edwards says they are only beginning to assess the damage.

Abbott said the hurricane’s storm surge hit the East Texas communities of Port Arthur, Beaumont, and Orange “pretty hard” overnight, but the eye of the hurricane continues to move about 100 miles north along the Texas-Louisiana state line.

As of Thursday morning, Hurricane Laura is losing strength.

[RELATED STORY: Hurricane Laura downgraded to category one]

In Louisiana, the National Guard is out assessing damage and checking for people who may need rescue.

Article Topic Follows: Top Stories

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo

Sumiko Keil

Sumiko Keil has served as the Digital Content Producer since March 2019.

The Associated Press


KYMA KECY is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content