Hurricane Laura caused $525.4 million in damage to Louisiana farmers and $1.1 billion to the Louisiana timber industry, according to preliminary estimates by the LSU AgCenter. The Center says 757,538 acres of timber were devastated from the southwest to northeast parts of the state. Laura formed August 20, hitting Louisiana a week later on the 27th. The storm hit its peak right as it made landfall, reaching winds of 150 mph and killing 37 people. It is tied with 1856's Last Island Hurricane as the strongest hurricane to ...
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