Steve August 27, 2020

Hurricane Laura tore roofs off buildings, snapped massive trees like twigs and left huge swaths of southwest Louisiana under water, dramatic aerial footage showed.

A drone hovering over Lake Charles, Louisiana, captured the devastation brought on the community that’s about 150 miles east of Houston and 200 miles west of New Orleans.

Ben Terry, a meteorologist for local NBC affiliate KPLC-TV, posted heartbreaking pictures of his home — in pristine condition on Wednesday and ripped apart by Thursday.

“My house is a total loss in Hurricane Laura,” Terry wrote on Twitter.

Image: David K. LiDavid K. Li

David K. Li is a breaking news reporter for NBC News.

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