Two days after Hurricane Laura, a McDonald’s business owner gave 10,000 free meals from a portable restaurant


Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

On August 29, Derailed train cars rolled over in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

President Donald Trump visited Damage on August 29 in Lake Charles.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

A building is partially submerged in water on August 28 in Hackenberry, Louisiana.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

Rachel Ellis, left, and Jayne Fitch purchased salvage items from the AutoZone store, where they operate on August 28 in Lake Charles.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

On August 28, a man stands in front of a damaged vehicle near Orange, Texas.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

Porson’s laundromat and barber shop in Westson, Louisiana, survive the ruins.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

This aerial photo shows a ravaged neighborhood outside Lake Charles on August 27.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

Maria Ramirez and her 17-year-old son, Jose Avila, surveyed the damage to their home in Orange, Texas on August 27.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

On August 27, effigies were thrown to the floor at the Hair Saga store after Hurricane Laura’s passing through Lake Charles.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

A man passes through a rubble-filled hallway on the second floor of a Lake Charles church that lost its roof on August 27.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

On August 27, people survey the damage done in their Lake Charles neighborhood.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

On August 27, a McDonald’s sign in Iowa, Louisiana is damaged.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

Ahmed Nawaz sees the damage done on August 27 at his store in Lake Charles.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

On August 27, smoke rises from a chemical fire at a plant in Lake Charles. Plant managers were trying to stop the chlorine leakage, according to state police. Details about the start of the fire were not immediately available.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

A man holds a photo taken from a damaged home on August 27 in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

Damage is seen on August 27 in an office building lobby in Lake Charles.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

This aerial photo shows the roof flying from an autozone store in Lake Charles on August 27.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

Benjamin Luna helps recover from the belongings of the children of First Pentecostal Church in Orange, Texas on August 27.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

Dozens of small fish have been trapped inland after hurricanes near Holi Beach, Louisiana.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

Louisiana National Guard Pfc. Devin Lejeanne helps search the Lake Charles Apartment Complex for people in need.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

Martin Almanza catches a canoe on August 27 through a flooded section of Galveston, Texas.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

The Capital One Bank Tower is seen blowing through its windows in Lake Lake Charles.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

Latasha Miles and Howard Anderson are standing in their Lake Charles living room, where they were seated when the roof collapsed at around two and a half on the morning of August 27.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

A swing of power lines hangs on a road in Lake Charles.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

The driver of an 18-wheeler ejected his vehicle after police arrived at the scene along Interstate 10 in Vienna, Texas. Both the driver and passenger received minor injuries.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

A man walks behind a destroyed building in Lake Charles.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

The flooding is seen in Sabine Pass, Texas.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

A structure is flattened near a beach in Lake Charles.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

L’Auberge Casino Resort is visible after the lights in Lake Charles.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

Shrimp boat Sea Lion V prepares to land Hurricane Laura on 26 August.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

This photo of Hurricane Laura was taken on 26 August aboard the International Space Station.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

On August 26, Victoria Nelson rides in a bus to evacuate Lake Charles and assigns her children, Autum, Sean, and Asia.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

A sheriff deputy wiped his face on August 26, targeting a road in Lake Charles.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

The families boarded buses to evacuate Lake Charles on 26 August.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

Children play on the circuit of America’s racetrack, where some evacuees were settling in Austin, Texas on August 26.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

Demeteri Bushnell is embraced by his great niece as they and other evacuees prepare to board the bus at Lake Charles.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

On August 25, traffic is at a near-standstill on Interstate 10 due to evacuating the area near Jennings, Louisiana.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

An employee of the US Postal Service covers a mailbox in Galveston, Texas with plastic wrap. The plastic wrap indicates that the last mail from the box has been cleaned, and it prevents people from placing the mail inside which could be lost in the flood.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

An evacuation awaits boarding a bus on August 25 in Port Arthur, Texas.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

Nick Gaido, left, helps board the windows at his seafood restaurant in Galveston.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

Roman Tatrik, with the help of family and friends, rounds the cattle in Cameroon, Louisiana, so he can deliver them to the higher ground.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

A family drives by a charter bus that will take them from Galveston Island to Austin.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

Katy Gay raised a dog as the Houston SPCA moved more than 100 animals to the Austin Humane Society.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

People wait to board the bus to leave Galveston.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

People make sandbags at St. Raymond Church in New Orleans.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

People tie their ships along Lake Pontcharten, Louisiana on August 23.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

People stand in long lines before entering New Orleans Costco to pick up supplies.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

Michael Kent rides his boat on August 23 in Venice, Louisiana.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

Cruz brings sandbags to help flood prevention in Belle Chase, Louisiana.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

Caesar Reyes takes a sheet of plywood as he helps install window coverings at a business in Galveston.

Hurricane Laura leaves the path of destruction

Houston firefighters prepare rescue equipment before the storm.

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