Weakened Laura Pushes Inland

Hurricane Laura pushes into Arkansas after making a deadly landfall along the Louisiana coast. NBC's Chris Pollone reports.

(NBC News) — Hurricane Laura slammed ashore in the early hours of Thursday, lashing the Louisiana and Texas coasts with torrential rain, a storm surge the National Hurricane Center called “unsurvivable” and 150 mile per hour winds.

With daylight officials are out and getting a true sense of damage.

About a half million people in the region are without power, most of them in Louisiana.

At least one storm related death has been confirmed, a teenage girl who was killed when a tree fell onto her home.

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