State agencies having trouble keeping up with disaster assistance needs
Posted on 8/25/2016 2:45:00 PM.

Over 120,00 people have applied for federal aid following the historic flood in south Louisiana, and many are encountering problems trying to get their assistance. Baton Rouge Senator Regina Barrow says she doesn’t like the idea of sending people to multiple locations, possibly across town, to meet with FEMA and apply for disaster food stamps.

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AAA urges car buyers to be cautious of purchasing flooded cars
Posted on 8/25/2016 11:48:00 AM.

AAA is warning motorists looking to purchase a used car to beware of flood damaged vehicles for sale. Spokesperson Don Redman says usually damaged cars are quickly moved farther away from the devastated areas as early as one week after the disaster. He says be careful when buying a car off of Craigslist or resale sites.

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FEMA to bring in upgraded trailers for flood victims
Posted on 8/25/2016 11:35:00 AM.

FEMA owned temporary housing units are returning to Louisiana to provide housing for flood victims who are in the process of rebuilding their homes. Governor John Bel Edwards says these trailer units are different from what we say after Hurricane Katrina.

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Louisiana, A Tale of Two Floods
Posted on 8/25/2016 6:10:00 AM.

Louisiana has seen two historic floods just five months apart, and though similar in nature, the devastation is vastly different. Rev. Allison Sauls was living in Monroe during the March flood, and recently moved to Lafayette just before the flood in south Louisiana. She says the flooding in the south was more widespread than it was up north.

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Gov Edwards to discuss flood recovery with Acadiana officials
Posted on 8/25/2016 5:28:00 AM.

Governor John Bel Edwards will be in Acadiana today to speak with local officials about the recovery process form the historic flooding. One of his stops will be in the town of Youngsville. Mayor Ken Ritter says the flood devastated the Lafayette parish town. He says the silver lining is that they have a strong community, and what was a rescue mission has moved quickly into recovery.

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Gov Edwards announces housing plans for displaced flood victims
Posted on 8/24/2016 5:55:00 PM.

Governor John Bel Edwards announces multiple options on how the state plans to house displaced flood victims. The governor says one option is manufactured homes for those homeowners who received extensive damage to their months that will take months to repair.

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