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Louisiana to get $595M federal disaster aid for Laura, Delta

Oct. 26, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana will receive $595 million in federal disaster block grant aid to help with housing restoration and other recovery needs from last year's back-to-back blows of Hurricanes Laura and Delta, the state's two U.S. senators announced Tuesday. ...

Analysis: Louisiana braces for flood insurance sticker shock

Oct. 03, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Louisiana homeowners, many of them still digging out of Hurricane Ida's destruction, will soon see rising flood insurance bills. But the federal government is providing few details about how much its recalculation of rates will boost premiums...

Analysis: Ida's destruction may help Hurricane Laura victims

Sep. 19, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hurricane Ida's thrashing left homes in mangled heaps across southeastern Louisiana, but in an uncomfortable twist, the storm might have been a boon to southwestern parishes still struggling to recover from last year's Hurricane Laura. Ida's...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Sep. 17, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; retired Adm. Mike Mullen, former chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Fauci;...

Lawmakers: Ida damage shows need for infrastructure upgrades

Sep. 07, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shaken by haunting images of surging rivers, flooded roads and subways and other damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida, lawmakers from both parties are vowing to upgrade the nation's aging infrastructure network. As the deadly storm moved from...

Lawmakers: Ida damage shows need for infrastructure upgrades

Sep. 06, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shaken by haunting images of surging rivers, flooded roads and subways and other damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida, lawmakers from both parties are vowing to upgrade the nation's aging infrastructure network. As the deadly storm moved from...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Sep. 04, 2021 12:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Cedric Richmond, senior adviser to the president; Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Govs. Larry Hogan, R-Md., and Andy Beshear, D-Ky.; former Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.;...

Biden tells storm-ravaged Louisiana: 'I know you're hurting'

Sep. 04, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

LAPLACE, La. (AP) — Giant trees knocked sideways. Homes boarded up with plywood. Off-kilter street signs. Less than a week after Hurricane Ida battered the Gulf Coast, President Joe Biden walked the streets of a hardhit Louisiana neighborhood and told local residents,...

Biden walks storm-ravaged Louisiana: 'I know you're hurting'

Sep. 03, 2021 21:25 PM EDT

LAPLACE, La. (AP) — Giant trees knocked sideways. Homes boarded up with plywood. Off-kilter street signs. Less than a week after Hurricane Ida battered the Gulf Coast, President Joe Biden walked the streets of a hardhit Louisiana neighborhood on Friday and told local...

EXPLAINER: Hit by Ida, New Orleans faces weeks without power

Aug. 30, 2021 21:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hurricane Ida knocked out all eight transmission lines that deliver power to New Orleans, leaving the entire city without electricity as the powerful storm pushed through on Sunday and early Monday with winds that reached 150 miles per hour. Some of the hardest-hit areas...