Louisiana Looks Like It Was ‘Bombed…Worst Yet To Come’ Senator John Kennedy Says of Hurricane Laura

Hurricane Laura

Louisiana is no stranger to hurricanes, but the devastation is impossible to prepare for. Hit by Hurricane Laura, Louisiana Republican Senator John Kennedy said of his state, “I’m not going to bubble wrap it. We took it full in the face. We still are.” Speaking to Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” Kennedy lamented the state “looks like you’ve been bombed. People are in shock. But your first consideration can’t be property, it’s got to be life…safety is still our major concern. The most important things in life aren’t things, they’re people” added Kennedy.

Unfortunately, at least one life has been lost; a 14-year-old girl was killed from the storm when a tree fell on her home. Hurricane Laura made landfall early Thursday while being categorized as a dangerous Category 4, with sustained winds of 150 mph reported Fox News. Over the day it has since “weakened” to a Category 1 storm.

The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal tweeted out photos from today’s devastation, writing “Here is a look at pre and post #HurricaneLaura views from our Lake Charles office staff (who are all safe this morning).

“Based on past experience, we’ll have billions of dollars in damage,” said Kennedy. With insight from past experience, Kennedy added “the toughest part is yet to come.” “When the adrenaline stops and the cameras go away and you get a little rest, you kind of look at it and go, ‘man, how do we rebuild here.” The answer, Kennedy says, “you just do it by getting up in the morning, putting one foot down and then taking another step. Failure is not getting knocked down, failure is not standing back up. We’ll stand back up.”