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Weakened but still dangerous, Laura to pose continued threat

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Posted at 4:28 AM, Aug 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 07:48:55-04

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — The remnants of Hurricane Laura are unleashing heavy rain hundreds of miles inland from a path of death and destruction left along the northwest Gulf Coast.

Forecasters predict an eastern turn making the tropical depression a looming threat to the Mid-Atlantic states this weekend.

Laura crashed ashore Thursday as a Category 4 hurricane near the Louisiana line with Texas.

It was one of the strongest hurricanes ever to strike the U.S., packing 150-mph winds.

Laura destroyed buildings, toppled trees and killed at least six people in the U.S. Forecasters say it could still pack a punch en route to the East Coast.