They were in the eye. Expecting the back side soon. They're watching a building that was flexing earlier - they are thinking the back side winds will take the roof off. It was definitely "breathing" earlier - you could see the roof flexing upwards a foot or two. Not sure the southern eyewall will have that power though.
I’ve seen wind instrumentation reports of 130-140mph gusts before failure in Lake Charles. That is similar to instrumentation during Hurricane Michael. Will be interesting to see reanalysis once the season is over if we get the cat 5 bump.
Let's just hope that this is the only one, not the only obvious one:
Hurricane Laura plowed through a corner of Louisiana loaded with oil and gas wells, pipelines, storage tanks and other infrastructure that could potentially cause thousands of small and large environmental disasters – the extent of which may not be known for days or weeks.