Trump to head to Louisiana as Hurricane Laura cleanup starts

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Water covers land after the passage of Hurricane Laura, Thursday Aug. 27, 2020, in Cameron, La. (Bill Feig/The Advocate via AP, Pool)

LAKE CHARLES, LA (Associated Press) – President Donald Trump says he is heading to Louisiana and Texas after Hurricane Laura tore through parts of the states.

Trump’s Saturday visit comes two days after the Category 4 storm smashed into Lake Charles, Louisiana.

The mayor of the city of 80,000 warns it could be weeks before water service is restored. Electricity is also out and it could take crews weeks to put up new poles and restring power lines.

The hurricane has killed 14 people in the U.S., more than half by carbon monoxide poisoning due to unsafe operation of generators.

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