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Gov. Abbott was touring damage in East Texas this morning after the Category 4 storm moved in.

BEAUMONT, Texas — Hurricane Laura made landfall in Louisiana, but the powerful Category 4 still left it’s mark on parts of East Texas.

Gov. Greg Abbott was in Orange, Texas, this morning to survey storm damage. While there, he met with local leaders about recovery.  

Today at 12:30 p.m., Gov. Abbott and other state leaders are scheduled to talk to the media about storm recovery. We’ll stream it on this page.

Earlier this week, Gov. Abbott issued a state disaster declaration for several Texas counties ahead of the storm.

Hurricane Laura damage

With daylight, we got a good look at the damage left behind by Laura. It made landfall at around 1 a.m. Thursday in southwestern Louisiana near Cameron as a category 4 hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center. 

See photos/video from storm damage

Deaths from Hurricane Laura

Two people have reportedly been killed by falling trees in southwest Louisiana as Hurricane Laura made landfall along the Gulf Coast early Thursday.

A 14-year-old girl in Vernon Parish was killed when a tree fell into her home and a 60-year-old man in Acadia Parish was killed when a tree fell on him during Laura, Acadia Parish Sheriff K.P. Gibson told KLFY in Lafayette.