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Hurricane Ida's damage forces Louisiana voting site changes

Oct. 19, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hurricane Ida’s destruction across southeastern Louisiana will force thousands of voters to cast their ballots at different polling locations for next month's election, with some voting sites relegated to large tents because few area buildings were free of damage....

New mediation option set up for Ida home insurance disputes

Oct. 19, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Homeowners and insurance companies haggling over Hurricane Ida damage claims can take advantage of a new mediation program announced Tuesday by Louisiana’s Department of Insurance. Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon detailed the program at a...

Louisiana House leader: Ida housing help moving too slowly

Oct. 18, 2021 23:19 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana House leader offered blistering criticism Monday of Gov. John Bel Edwards' temporary housing program for people with severe home damage from Hurricane Ida, slamming the effort as moving too slowly to assist suffering residents. Though...

Industrial production falls 1.3% as effects from Ida linger

Oct. 18, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — U.S. industrial production fell 1.3% in September, much more than expected as the lingering effects of Hurricane Ida continue to stymie activity. The Federal Reserve reported Monday that nearly half, or 0.6%, of the overall decline in total...

Smaller shows will go on at Ida-damaged Louisiana theater

Oct. 17, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Shows will go on at a historic Louisiana theater despite damage from Hurricane Ida. The Columbia Theatre in Hammond is converting a conference center into a venue for entertainment while repairs and planned renovations are made. The Hammond Star...

After Ida, ordinance targets senior living facilities

Oct. 17, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A new ordinance being proposed in New Orleans is designed to protect residents at apartment complexes for seniors during disasters like Hurricane Ida, which wiped out power to the city and stranded hundreds of people in sweltering apartment complexes for seniors. ...

3 years after hurricane, regeneration, a possible new beach

Oct. 17, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

ALLIGATOR POINT, Fla. (AP) — Three years after Hurricane Michael left a path of destruction spanning hundreds of miles along the Forgotten Coast, Tonya McNabb decided to move to Alligator Point permanently. She’s rebuilt the porch that was ripped from the side of her...

Louisiana woman shares how ‘found rose’ was named after her

Oct. 17, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Before Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in 2005, the Peggy Martin Rose was a “found rose,” meaning it had no name and its origins unknown. Peggy Martin of Gonzales, for whom the rose is named, was the guest speaker at the Alexandria...

Attorney: Complex evacuated due to rockslide will be razed

Oct. 16, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

WEST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey apartment complex from which 45 families were abruptly evacuated due to a rockslide stemming from the remnants of Hurricane Ida will be demolished, according to the lawyer representing the property owner. Attorney Steven Eisenstein...

New Orleans picks developer for empty amusement park site

Oct. 16, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans has chosen a developer to revitalize the site of a former amusement park that has been vacant since Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005. Mayor LaToya Cantrell said a group called Bayou Phoenix is the city's choice to develop the former Six...