(KTEN) -- Friday marks one year since Hurricane Laura’s landfall along the Louisiana coast as a category four hurricane.

Satellite image of Hurricane Laura as it approaches Louisiana.

The storm made landfall near Cameron, LA around 1:00 a.m. CDT on August 27, 2020 with sustained winds of 150 mph. It was the strongest storm to strike southwest Louisiana since records began in 1851.

Hurricane Laura brought rainfall totals up to 12 inches across Louisiana.

Laura produced locally heavy rainfall with maximum amounts just under 12 inches over southwestern Louisiana. The highest rainfall amount recorded was 11.74 inches near Starks, LA at Bearhead Creek.

Flooding from storm surge and rainfall was recorded in Calcasieu, Acadia, Natchitoches, and Lafayette Parishes. A rainfall total of 11.10 inches was reported at Moro Bay, Arkansas.

Near Cameron, Louisiana before (top) and after (bottom) Hurricane Laura


Severe damage from Hurricane Laura near Lake Charles, Louisiana


Lake Charles WSR 88-D radar after Hurricane Laura.


Laura was one of three hurricanes, along with two tropical storms, that hit the state in 2020, making last year’s storm season the most active ever in Louisiana. The major hurricane displaced 2005’s Hurricane Rita as the second most costly storm in Louisiana’s history. Not to mention, the 2020 hurricane season was also the second most expensive for Louisiana behind the 2005 storm season.