Latest Hurricane Laura News

Lake Charles starts program for 2020 hurricane home repairs

Apr. 17, 2022 11:00 AM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Registration has started for a new program to help low- and moderate-income Lake Charles residents fix 2020 hurricane damage to their homes, and Mayor Nic Hunter says he expects it to fill up fast. “We’ve already had so many people express interest in...

FEMA trailers for 2020 hurricanes soon to require rent

Mar. 21, 2022 19:14 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency will soon be charging rent to about 1,750 households displaced by Louisiana’s 2020 hurricanes and still living in mobile homes and similar housing provided by the agency. At Louisiana's request, FEMA had extended...

A calling: Volunteers help Lake Charles’ slow rebuild

Feb. 19, 2022 01:10 AM EST

WESTLAKE, La. (AP) — A language not usually heard in southwest Louisiana resounds through the unfinished walls of a hurricane-damaged house. A group of Amish volunteers, speaking Pennsylvania Dutch, hammer away at rebuilding it in this small city near Lake Charles. “I’m a...