Edwards: 4 Dead From Laura; Wind, Rain Caused Lots Of Damage

Capitol One Bank Tower is seen with its windows blown out in the downtown area after Hurricane Laura passed through on August 27, 2020 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. (Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images)

Governor John Bel Edwards says four people are dead as a result of Laura moving through the state.

He told reporters all happened due to trees falling on where folks lived.

Edwards said there's a great deal of damage in the state due to rain and wind from Laura.

It's now a tropical storm, but Edwards says hundreds of thousands are without power.

Edwards is worried about terrible damage done to the power infrastructure and he says restoration will take time.

He is grateful the storm surge wasn't as bad as expected, and noted that they never lost communications with the affected areas, saying that's a first.

Watch the Governor's Thursday update on Laura's impact to Louisiana (courtesy LPB):

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