Dodental hurricane Laura rises to fourteen in the US

In the United States hurricane Laura caused the death toll to rise from six to fourteen. With wind speeds of up to 240 kilometres per hour, the hurricane swept over the southern states of Texas and Louisiana and caused a lot of damage

Most people died of carbon monoxide poisoning after turning on generators indoors to generate electricity. Four people were also killed by a tree that fell on their house and a man drowned after his boat sank in the storm.

In spite of the tremendous damage, residents keep their spirits up.

Category 4 Hurricane was the toughest hurricane to hit Louisiana since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. According to Governor John Bel Edwards, half a million people are still without electricity in his state and tens of thousands of people have fled.

In a tweet he warned of the dangers of using a generator indoors:

Earlier Laura, then a tropical storm, crossed Haiti and the Dominican Republic and caused a lot of damage. At least 31 people were killed.