At least six people were killed as Hurricane Laura smashed parts of US state Louisiana and parts of Texas.
Winds have reached up to 240km/h causing damages including power cuts to more than half a million homes.
A a chemical fire from an industrial plant has also been reported to have been caused by the hurricane.
According to the CNN hurricane Laura has now been downgraded to a tropical storm status.
US President Donald Trump said he will visit the area during the weekend.