Amazing video posted by WKRG shows Hurricane Laura peeling off parts of the roof to the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino as she made landfall in the early morning hours on Thursday.
A WKRG photojournalist captured the video. Laura made landfall in southwest Louisiana as a category 4 hurricane.
Louisiana is recovering after Hurricane Laura made landfall in Cameron Parish around 1am local time on Thursday. According to the National Hurricane Center, the storm's top sustained winds were 150 miles per hour.
State officials have confirmed 3 deaths at the time of publication.
Donald Trump vowed to send assistance to areas impacted by the hurricane, with a Thursday morning White House release announcing that the president is "committed to deploying the full resources of the Federal Government to rescue those in distress."