A chlorine gas stores catch fire at a Louisiana chemical plant after hurricane Laura hits
After the most powerful hurricane "Laura landed on the southern coast of the United States, a fire was noticed on the territory of the Biolab Lake Charles facility, as well as clouds of black smoke.
The management of the chemical plant has already announced that the flames have been localized, but have warned all local residents that they should not leave their homes in the near future.
“Unfortunately, despite the heat that they’re experiencing, shelter in home under those circumstances means they need to be on the inside of their home with their doors and windows closed and the air conditioning off if they’re lucky enough to have electricity,” Edwards said, according to Reuters. “We’re doing everything we can to get that situation under control and put out that fire.”
Hurricane Laura hit Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas at 150 miles per hour and is now classified as a Category 4 disaster. Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic have already felt the impact of hurricanes.
At least eight people died before Laura reached the shores of the United States and one 14-year-old girl is listed as dead in the United States.