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Ahead of Biden visit, Louisiana senator presses disaster aid

May. 05, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy is asking President Joe Biden, ahead of his Thursday visit to Louisiana, to back disaster aid to help the state with recovery from the 2020 hurricanes. Louisiana's Republican senior senator and Oregon U.S. Sen. Jeff...

Hurricane debris cleanup done on Louisiana state roadways

May. 02, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Eight months after Hurricane Laura devastated southwest Louisiana, the state transportation department has finished removing storm debris from state roadways. The Department of Transportation and Development said it wrapped up removal of 1.4...

Hurricane Center report details $2.9 billion cost from Delta

Apr. 03, 2021 08:56 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hurricane Delta, which made landfall about 11 miles (about 18 kilometers) from where the devastating Hurricane Laura hit a little more than a month earlier, cost $2.9 billion in the United States and was linked to six deaths in the U.S. and Mexico, according to a report...

Report fuels more debate on utility's storm response

Mar. 21, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A draft report critical of a utility’s response to Tropical Storm Isaias has Connecticut lawmakers again calling for accountability. The report released late Friday by the state’s Public Utility Regulatory Authority concluded that...

Deep freeze just latest disaster to befall Houston's needy

Mar. 08, 2021 18:16 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Ernest and Hester Collins already faced their share of hardships before last month's deadly winter storm plunged much of Texas into a deep freeze and knocked out power to millions of homes, including their modest rental in one of Houston's historically Black neighborhoods,...

Setting up mobile homes after Louisiana storms is slow-going

Mar. 06, 2021 08:36 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Six months after Hurricane Laura wrecked southwest Louisiana, the Federal Emergency Management Agency still is trying to set up temporary mobile homes for several thousand families who need a place to live, with an estimate the work won't be complete until more than...

Biden issues NC disaster declaration for November floods

Mar. 04, 2021 15:16 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina state government and local governments in nearly 20 counties can receive financial help from Washington following heavy rains and flooding in November now that President Joe Biden has issued a disaster declaration. The White House...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Feb. 24, 2021 12:45 PM EST

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ Feb. 24 The Advocate on the aftermath of winter weather last week in Louisiana: Everything’s bigger in Texas. That includes the scale of a tragedy like last...