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Mississippi teen returns home, months after highway collapse

Jan. 28, 2022 17:35 PM EST

LUCEDALE, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi teenager who survived a deadly collapse of a highway after Hurricane Ida is back home after spending nearly five months in Georgia recovering from her injuries. Hundreds gathered Thursday at Lucedale City Hall to welcome home Layla Jamison, 18,...

Louisiana: Conditions after Ida killed 280M fish inland

Jan. 27, 2022 18:22 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Conditions after Hurricane Ida last summer killed about 280 million fish in inland waters — about 40% more than died in Louisiana waters after Hurricane Andrew in 1992, the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries estimated Thursday. Catchable fish are...

Rescue dog from Louisiana lifts spirits at Yankton monastery

Jan. 24, 2022 01:06 AM EST

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — The newest member of Sacred Heart Monastery walks on all fours and begs for food. She also likes a good scratch behind the ears and going for walks on a leash. In short, she leads a dog’s life. She’s Lexi, a purebred Yorskhire Terrier some...

Bay St. Louis aims to spruce up Katrina high water markers

Jan. 23, 2022 09:58 AM EST

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) — A coastal Mississippi city is searching for local artists to reimagine its Hurricane Katrina high water markers. Bay St. Louis has been awarded a grant for the Katrina High Water Mark Revitalization Project, WLOX-TV reported. The plan is for local...

Terrebonne Levee system to get $379 million in federal money

Jan. 23, 2022 00:07 AM EST

HOUMA, La. (AP) — A levee system that protects Terrebonne and parts of Lafourche from Gulf of Mexico hurricanes will receive $379 million in federal money from the infrastructure bill passed by Congress, officials said Wednesday. U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., said the money is...

Fish populations recovering after Hurricane Ida

Jan. 22, 2022 00:03 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — When Hurricane Ida struck Livingston Parish last August, the storm surge left many of the roads in the southern part of the parish underwater. The water eventually receded, but scores of dead fish remained behind, splayed across the asphalt. ...

Corps: $2.6B in Louisiana infrastructure, disaster money

Jan. 19, 2022 19:26 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers will be getting $2.6 billion for Louisiana under the infrastructure and supplemental disaster acts, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday. The disaster bill to help recovery from Hurricane Ida includes over $2 billion for flood...

Power fully restored to Louisiana's barrier island after Ida

Jan. 15, 2022 17:01 PM EST

GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) — A little over five months after Hurricane Ida devastated Grand Isle, Louisiana's barrier island, electricity is fully up and running, the mayor’s office said. Ida made landfall Aug. 29. Grand Isle was nearly inaccessible in the days immediately after the...

Ida victims move from tent camps to trailers 4 months later

Jan. 10, 2022 18:37 PM EST

SCHRIEVER, La. (AP) — More than four months after Hurricane Ida destroyed or did major damage to their houses, some Louisiana residents are just now moving from tent camps to government-supplied mobile homes and RV trailers. Shantell Campbell of Houma and her three school-aged...

Federal funding halted for Hurricane Harvey assistance

Jan. 08, 2022 13:00 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development has halted the distribution of $1.95 billion that was approved for flood mitigation projects in Texas following Hurricane Harvey. A news release from HUD said the Texas General Land Office failed to provide...