Authorities in Cameron, Louisiana, will probably be unable to survey damage across the parish on Thursday due to the expected tidal surge, said Ashley Buller, Cameron's Assistant Director of Emergency Preparedness.
Buller speculated that it may be Friday or Saturday before authorities could make it into the parish.
Hurricane Laura just made landfall near Cameron. Peak wind gusts in the Parish have been reported up to 127 mph in the past hour as the eye approached.
About 150 residents of the parish chose not to evacuate and ride out the storm.