In the middle of the night, we saw photos and videos of Hurricane Laura ripping through Lake Charles.

Now that the storm has passed, the first light of day has revealed the extent of the damage to buildings like the Capital One tower in downtown Lake Charles as well as the KPLC tower in the same area.

As someone who remembers this structure in its normal state of existence, it's unreal to see it in this condition and even more insane than this massive structure was shredded in just a matter of seconds.

I think this damage is a testament to how devastating Hurricane Laura was to our area as we continue to pick up the pieces.