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This week, a devastating category 4 hurricane caused horrific damage to the southwest of the USA.

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Buildings destroyed.

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Trees uprooted.

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Fields flooded.

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Homes brought to the ground.

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An aerial view.

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Salvaging items from a store.

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A couple looks over their mobile home's site.

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A business's roof ripped off.

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An entire neighborhood, ruined.

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A flooded Highway 27.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana.

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The damage to trees was intense.

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A man searches his freezer.

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Corrugated metal impaled on trees.

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Power lines were down.

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A tree blocks a road.

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A collapsed building.

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A power line across a gas station.

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Mannequins are blown from a beauty supply store.

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A destroyed storefront.

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A bent road sign.

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A damaged business front.

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Devastated power lines.

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A home's wall ripped open.

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Debris lies in the flood.

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A damaged mobile home.

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A woman saving her dog.

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Waves covering a jetty in Texas.

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A destroyed home.

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A home falls onto a car.

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An evacuated family.

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A family wait for help from the National Guard.

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A roof ripped off of an apartment complex.

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Horizontal power lines.

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A family standing in their living room.

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A flooded hotel entryway.

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Smoke rising from a chemical plant fire.

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Windows were blown out at the Capital One Bank Tower.

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A destroyed antique store.

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A barricaded rail trolley.

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A man looking out from the Capital One Bank Tower.

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Tidal flooding in Galveston, Texas.

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Rubble in Lake Charles.

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Damaged homes and flood water.

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Power lines in flood water.

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A footprint and crawfish in the mud.

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A boy stands outside the remains of his uncle's barbershop.

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A man sits on the porch of his house after the storm.

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A totally collapsed building.

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The front of a building pulled off.

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Furniture from a wrecked hotel room.

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The escalators in the Capital One building.

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A man plays guitar in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

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Trees furiously blown.

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Water approaching the edges of a beach.

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Wave watching.

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Mother and son sit outside their damaged home.

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A child sleeps on the living room floor of a home without power.

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A house missing one whole exterior wall.

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A pine tree split in half.

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A man sits outside his home.

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A car trapped underneath a tree.

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A woman offers water to a lost dog.

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A man grilling outside his house.

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A tree lies across a car bonnet.

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A woman surveys the scene from her porch.

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Emergency workers attempt to put out the plant fire.

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