By GERALD HERBERT, MELINDA DESLATTE, and STACEY PLAISANCE Associated Press LAKE ARTHUR, La. (AP) — Hurricane Laura pounded the Gulf Coast for hours with ferocious wind, torrential rains and rising seawater as it roared ashore over southwestern Louisiana near the Texas border early Thursday as a life-threatening storm. Authorities had ordered coastal residents to evacuate, but not everyone did in an area that was devastated by Rita in 2005. Videos on social media showed Laura's winds battering a tall building in Lake Charles, blowing out windows as glass and debris flew to the ground. 'There are some people still in […]
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