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Memorial dedicated at Alabama girls home to 8 crash victims

Dec. 15, 2021 10:53 AM EST

CAMP HILL, Ala. (AP) — A new memorial with shiny metal columns and a cross now stands on a hill overlooking the Alabama girls home linked to eight children who died in a horrific van crash that killed 10 earlier this year. Gov. Kay Ivey was among the officials in attendance Tuesday...

Storm weakens after heavy rain, evacuation in southern India

Dec. 04, 2021 01:28 AM EST

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — A tropical storm weakened after dumping heavy rains overnight in parts of southern India off the Bay of Bengal as more than 50,000 people evacuated to government-run camps, officials said Saturday. No loss of life or major damage has been...

Tropical storm brewing in Bay of Bengal off Indian coast

Dec. 03, 2021 04:23 AM EST

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Indian authorities issued an alert, shut schools and canceled trains in parts of the country on Friday as rescue teams braced for a tropical storm brewing in the Bay of Bengal. The storm is expected to hit the coastline of the southern state of...

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...

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. ...

Apartment complex rebuilding after Laura damaged by tornado

Nov. 13, 2021 00:03 AM EST

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Rising after a hard knock can be wrenching, but for Claudette Price — who has just endured her fourth punch — accepting defeat is not an option. In the three years she has been the leasing manager for the Claire Gardens Apartments, she’s...

2020 hurricane season costs insurers $10B-plus in Louisiana

Nov. 07, 2021 10:18 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Insurance companies are on track to pay at least $10.6 billion to cover Louisiana claims for damage caused by Hurricanes Laura, Delta and Zeta, according to Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon. Donelon released the latest data Friday. ...

Nicholas County receives $1 million to help flooding damage

Nov. 05, 2021 04:06 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Nicholas County has been awarded roughly $1 million from Kentucky's Department for Local Government to help restore infrastructure damaged by severe flash flooding, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday. The announcement comes after the county was...

Louisiana to get $595M federal disaster aid for Laura, Delta

Oct. 26, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana will receive $595 million in federal disaster block grant aid to help with housing restoration and other recovery needs from last year's back-to-back blows of Hurricanes Laura and Delta, the state's two U.S. senators announced Tuesday. ...

FEMA individual aid: 8 Mississippi counties; public aid: 19

Oct. 25, 2021 14:27 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s governor says residents in eight counties can apply for federal help with Hurricane Ida expenses, and 19 counties can get public aid. Approval for help through the Federal Emergency Management Agency means "Mississippians will have...