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MUST SEE: Images from Hurricane Laura’s Path Detail Ungodly Devastation

And there is now a massive chemical fire to contend with as well.

Hurricane Laura came ashore from the Gulf of Mexico furiously, and in the middle of the night.

The major hurricane was approaching a category 5 designation for hours, churning over the warm and empowering waters of the Gulf, before targeting Lake Charles, Louisiana directly.  With a storm surge that was expected to reach up to 30 miles inland, the National Hurricane Center was forced to describe the event grimly, calling it “unsurvivable”.

Photos from the aftermath of Laura seem to have confirmed this foretelling of her severity.

Now, a new threat has emerged:

A chemical fire is burning at a facility in Westlake, La., in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura.

The Biolab, Inc., plant complex makes chlorine for swimming pools. Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Press Secretary Greg Langley confirmed the location of the fire for New Orleans Public Radio.

Louisiana State Police confirmed that a hazmat team is responding. The plant is located near where the storm made landfall on Wednesday night.

Officials have not only issued a shelter in place order, but also suggested that residents close their doors and windows as well.

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