Category 4 Hurricane During COVID-19

Lily Powers

It’s 2020 during a global pandemic, and a category 4 hurricane causes billions of dollars in damage.
Hurricane Laura formed on August 20, 2020, and dissipated on August 29, 2020, destroying mobile homes and large trees. Hurricane Laura hit Louisiana the hardest overall, but affected many states.
“… Laura was projected to continue north into Arkansas before moving east toward the Atlantic. It is classified as a tropical storm,” said Janet Loehrke, Karl Gelles, and Janie Haseman.
The projection was correct. Hurricane Laura caused significant damage. It made large trees flip over and destroyed many buildings. Hurricane Laura left many people without power, food, and water.
“It took a week of them waiting to be able to get back, to find out if they had a home,” said Mycah Hatfield.
Hurricane Laura is tied with a hurricane from 150 years ago and had winds raging at 150 mph. Hurricane Laura was just 7 mph short of being a Category 5 classification. With that being said, lots of power lines are still out and might take a long time to get all of them working again.
“Customers should expect extended power outages that could last weeks,” said Phillip May, president, and CEO of Entergy Louisiana.
Many groups are coming to help Hurricane Laura victims, like Save the Children, the Military, and church groups. People are bringing food, ice, and water for those in need.
“The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services has 12,913 people being sheltered in the state,” said Mycah Hatfield.
Even though there is COVID-19, people are doing all they can to help Hurricane Laura victims, people are doing all they can to help Hurricane Laura victims.