Hurricane Laura floods county with traffic, not much else

by Bryan Barrow Special Contributor
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Evacuees fleeing Hurricane Laura last month line U.S. Highway 69 N in Rusk. While numerous families passed through Rusk and Cherokee County, on their way to the location they chose to weather the storm, Hurricane Laura took a last minute detour and made landfall further east than expected -- sparing much of East Texas, including Cherokee County, of her wrath.