Latest Hurricanes News

$2.5B Hurricane Ida aid to Louisiana residents, businesses

Dec. 02, 2021 14:16 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana residents and businesses have received $2.5 billion in federal aid related to Hurricane Ida, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said. It said another $27.8 million has been approved in public assistance grants for local...

Land value dispute delays levee project near New Orleans

Dec. 02, 2021 12:27 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Construction on a long-planned levee in southeastern Louisiana has been delayed at least a month because of a dispute over land to complete the project. The West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Hurricane Levee is designed to protect St. John the Baptist, St....

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Dec. 01, 2021 17:45 PM EST

The Advocate. November 30, 2021. Editorial: Hurricane season is finally ending, but the crisis endures for many The end of hurricane season is always welcome hereabouts, so let’s circle Nov. 30 on the calendar. That’s...

Lawmakers outline insurance complaints after Hurricane Ida

Dec. 01, 2021 15:47 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Slow responses to damage claims. Constant switch-ups of insurance adjusters assessing the destruction. Low payment offers forcing people unnecessarily into litigation to get a fair deal. Louisiana lawmakers and others said Wednesday that those...

Tulane to be main tenant in former Charity Hospital

Nov. 29, 2021 15:42 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A private university in New Orleans will be the lead tenant of a former public hospital building that has been closed since Hurricane Katrina flooded it in 2005, the school said Monday. Tulane University will occupy more than one-third of the Charity...

Author pens book on helping kids with autism after hurricane

Nov. 27, 2021 00:18 AM EST

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Hurricanes are stressful for kids but they can be especially confusing and terrifying for children with autism. After Hurricane Ida ripped through Terrebonne and Lafourche Aug. 29, Thibodaux author, teacher and special-needs advocate Sylnita...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Nov. 24, 2021 09:01 AM EST

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Nov. 22, 2021. Editorial: With guns, safety always must come first Pennsylvania is one of 14 states that do not, on a statewide basis, require a permit to carry a firearm openly, but do require a permit to carry a concealed...

Florida's hurricane hunter team getting new aircraft

Nov. 23, 2021 09:18 AM EST

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — The Florida-based hurricane hunter team is getting a new aircraft to help chase fierce storms. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's team will add a Gulfstream 550 to the three other aircraft at its home base at the Lakeland Linder...

Louisiana launches $11M housing program for Hurricane Laura

Nov. 22, 2021 17:01 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Nearly 15 months after Hurricane Laura struck, Louisiana is kicking off $11.3 million in housing repair and rebuilding programs for the southwestern city of Lake Charles while it waits for hundreds of millions in promised federal aid to arrive. ...

Deadline nears to apply for FEMA aid for Hurricane Ida

Nov. 20, 2021 10:22 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana residents impacted by Hurricane Ida's destruction in August have a little more than a week remaining to seek individual assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The deadline for individuals and families to apply for...