DCFS opens second state run shelter to house Texas flood victims
Posted on 9/1/2017 6:14:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting. 
The Department of Children and Family Services says they’ve decided to open a second mega-shelter in the state for Texas flood victims, this time in Shreveport. DCFS Secretary Marketa Garner Walters says they’re also taking care of nearly 2000 Lone Star State residents in Alexandria.
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South Louisiana feeling Harvey's impact as rescue, shelter operations continue
Posted on 8/31/2017 11:12:00 AM.

Congressman Clay Higgins of Louisiana’s 3rd District says his constituents continue to feel the impacts of Harvey, as residents are taking part in rescue and shelter operations. Although much of Acadiana was spared the destruction seen in Texas, Higgins says it’s all hands on deck in south Louisiana.
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US Sen Kennedy ready to pass new flood insurance bill when Congress reconvenes
Posted on 8/31/2017 2:50:00 AM.

Congress will be tasked with reauthorizing the National Flood Insurance Program once lawmakers reconvene in September. This has become an even bigger priority as hundreds of thousands of homeowners cope with the flood waters left by Harvey.
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Calcasieu Parish conducting rescues as flood waters continue to rise
Posted on 8/29/2017 10:37:00 AM.

Flood waters in Lake Charles are rising and rescues have already been conducted. Dick Gremillion with the Calcasieu Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness says a rain band that came in at around 5 p.m. yesterday caused immediate flooding.
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LDWF agents help Texas authorities with Harvey response
Posted on 8/28/2017 10:32:00 AM.

Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries agents are on hand to aid our Texas neighbors as they deal with epic flooding in the Houston area. Adam Einck with LDWF says the agents will assist the Texas authorities with search and rescue efforts.
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Gov Edwards to meet with FEMA Administrator Brock Long
Posted on 8/22/2017 3:35:00 AM.

Today Governor John Bel Edwards is slated to meet with new FEMA Administrator Brock Long. The governor’s communications director Richard Carbo says Edwards would like to discuss how local, state, and federal authorities can partner to prepare the city of New Orleans for another devastating flood.
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One year later, flood recovery still ongoing
Posted on 8/11/2017 2:56:00 AM.

One year ago today, torrential rains began pouring down on south Louisiana. By the time the rain stopped ten days later, 20 parishes had been declared federal disaster areas, and 13 people lost their lives. Livingston Parish was one of the most devastated, with 75 percent of the homes deemed a total loss. Parish President Layton Ricks says the parish is making a good comeback.
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Livingston Parish students head back to school one year after flood
Posted on 8/9/2017 3:36:00 AM.

Livingston Parish students and teachers are looking forward to a year of normalcy as they begin classes today just days ahead of the one year anniversary of the August flood. School superintendent Rick Wentzel says crews worked extensively on 8 flood damaged campuses throughout the summer.
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Officials say pumps ran at full capacity during NOLA flood
Posted on 8/7/2017 12:02:00 PM.

City officials say the roughly 10 inches of rain that fell on New Orleans Saturday was too much for the city’s 24 pump stations to handle. Executive Director of the Sewerage and Water Board Cedric Grant says the pumps were running at full capacity, despite inches of water pouring into homes and businesses throughout the city.
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Baton Rouge flood victim pleased with homeowner assistance program
Posted on 8/1/2017 11:10:00 AM.

Nearly one year after flood waters ravaged south Louisiana, one flood victim is getting ready to go home. Lillie Gumm of Baton Rouge was one of the first people to complete the flood recovery survey. Her home will be the third to be completed through the state’s homeowner assistance program, which she says turned out to be even better than she expected.
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