Latest Hurricanes News

A destroyed home is seen in the aftermath of both Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta, in Grand Lake, La., Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Louisiana governor asks White House for $3B in hurricane aid

Jan. 26, 2021 3:55 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards is asking President Joe Biden for $3 billion to help Louisiana with its ongoing recovery from the 2020 hurricanes, saying Tuesday that he's filed a request with the new White House similar to the unfulfilled ask he made of the prior administration. The...

Corps gets $12M, could pay $2.1B for hurricane protection

Jan. 19, 2021 5:39 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers is getting nearly $12.5 million to help build a Louisiana hurricane protection system and could pay $2.1 billion of the expected cost, officials said. Three Republicans in Louisiana’s congressional delegation announced approval of the construction...

Homes are missing roofs after Hurricane Zeta, Thursday Oct. 29, 2020, in Grand Isle, La., in this aerial photo during Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' tour of stricken areas in the southeastern part of the state. (Bill Feig/The Advocate via AP, Pool)

Disaster unemployment aid available for Hurricane Zeta

Jan. 17, 2021 1:12 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — People in six parishes whose jobs or businesses were lost or interrupted when Hurricane Zeta struck Louisiana in October can apply for disaster unemployment aid through Feb. 12, according to the state labor department. The unemployment aid became available last week when President...

Life after Laura: Recovery stalls for Sulphur woman

Jan. 16, 2021 12:01 AM EST

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Robin Baudoin’s home in Sulphur looks today just like it did the day after Hurricane Laura hit Southwest Louisiana with its catastrophic damage over four months ago. Its roof is completely gone and nearly all of her belonging are in shambles. “The house is just wide...

Hurricane-force winds cause extensive damage in North Dakota

Jan. 15, 2021 10:28 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A weather system packing hurricane-force wind gusts has caused extensive damage and power outages in western and central North Dakota. The National Weather Service reported wind gusts of 77 mph at Garrison, 81 mph in Hettinger County and 93 mph in Williston on Thursday. The weather...

Migrants trying to reach the U.S. border rest at the edge of a highway as they await rides on passing vehicles, near Choloma, Honduras, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. About 200 Honduran migrants resumed walking toward the border with Guatemala early Thursday, a day before a migrant caravan was scheduled to depart the city of San Pedro Sula. (AP Photo/Delmer Martinez)

Honduran migrants trek north toward Guatemalan border

Jan. 14, 2021 8:57 PM EST

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Hundreds of migrants hoping to reach the U.S. border gathered outside a bus station in this Honduran city Thursday despite continued signs from Mexico and other Central American governments that they would not be allowed through. Santos Demetrio Pineda was one of hundreds...

FILE - This April 1991 file photo shows AP correspondent Guy Coates in Baton Rouge, La. Coates, a retired Associated Press correspondent in Louisiana, died late Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, at the age of 80. Coates' early career included stints at The Times of Shreveport as well as KNOE TV in Monroe and KSLA TV in Shreveport. (Mark Keedy/The Advocate via AP, File)

Guy Coates, longtime AP reporter in Louisiana, dies at 80

Jan. 13, 2021 10:10 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Guy Coates, a former Associated Press correspondent who covered Gulf Coast hurricanes and civil rights, dodged gunfire during a New Orleans sniper's shooting spree and chronicled the tumult of politics in his native Louisiana for four decades, died late Tuesday. He was 80. His wife...

A home missing a roof due to Hurricane Zeta damage is viewed Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Grand Isle, La., as part of Gov. John Bel Edwards flyover of stricken areas in the southeastern part of the state. (Bill Feig/The Advocate via AP)

Louisiana receives major disaster declaration for Zeta

Jan. 13, 2021 3:07 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The White House has approved a major disaster declaration for Louisiana's destruction from Hurricane Zeta in October, the governor's office announced. Gov. John Bel Edwards' office said Tuesday that the declaration signed by President Donald Trump will help provide direct aid to...

Army Corps proposes $2B to improve levees in south Louisiana

Jan. 11, 2021 4:02 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal agency is proposing $2 billion in improvements to the levee system that protects against hurricane flooding along portions of seven parishes in south Louisiana. The Army Corps of Engineers plans virtual public meetings Tuesday and Wednesday on its planned revisions to the...

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2020, file photo, buildings and homes are flooded in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura near Lake Charles, La. One Lake Charles woman credits the power of social media in getting one step closer to having her hurricane-damaged home repaired after weeks of roadblocks with her insurance claim. Less than a week after the videos were posted on the social media app TikTok, Tara Parks said the adjusting firm called her Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, asking what could be done to make her home livable again. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

TikTok video helps Louisiana woman with storm claims

Jan. 9, 2021 12:01 AM EST

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — One Lake Charles woman credits the power of social media in getting one step closer to having her hurricane-damaged home repaired after weeks of roadblocks with her insurance claim. Tara Parks recently posted several videos on the social media app TikTok. She told more than 80,000...