CALCASIEU PARISH, La. -- A large cloud of smoke was reported near a chemical facility in the Westlake/Moss Bluff/Sulphur area just hours after Hurricane Laura made landfall in the state.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is now advising residents to shelter in place until further notice.
In a Facebook post, Gov. Edwards advised residents to their close doors and windows, turn off their conditioning and follow the directions of local officials.