Tropical Storm Laura moves north towards Arkansas after making landfall

Laura is expected to cause damage as it moves through Louisiana and Texas and up north towards Arkansas.

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — Laura has weakened to a tropical storm, sustaining top winds of 70 mph more than 170 miles after landfall.

The powerful storm struck land near Cameron on the southwest Louisiana coast at about 1 a.m. Thursday. 

Nine hours later, it was about 10 miles north of Natchitoches, Louisiana, and had not yet weakened into a tropical storm. 

The hurricane is expected to keep drenching Louisiana and then Arkansas as a tropical storm, causing widespread flash flooding and damage from winds. It was moving north near 16 mph. 

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The Associated Press contributed to this report. We will update this article with the latest models and tracks as it becomes available.