Gov. Edwards: 14-year-old girl dies after tree falls on home


This GOES-16 GeoColor satellite image taken Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, at 2:40 p.m. EDT., and provided by NOAA, shows Hurricane Laura over the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane Laura strengthened Wednesday into “an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane,” The National Hurricane Center said.
Laura is expected to strike Wednesday night into Thursday morning along the Louisiana-Texas border. (NOAA via AP)

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Governor Edwards is reporting that the first person has died in Louisiana during Hurricane Laura.

A tree fell on a home and killed a 14-year-old girl from Leesville, according to Governor Edwards.

Now that daylight has arrived in Lake Charles, witnesses are showing some of the damage from Hurricane Laura.

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