LRN AM Newscall Oct 28

President Trump is set to cruise to another easy win in Louisiana according to a new UNO poll. Matt Doyle has the story.

Cut 1 (29) “   I’m Matt Doyle”

________________________________

Governor Edwards asks residents in southeast Louisiana to do their due diligence ahead of Zeta’s late-season arrival this afternoon. Matt Doyle has more.

Cut 2 (30) “…I’m Matt Doyle” 

__________________________________________

Entergy Louisiana has made unprecedented repairs this hurricane season and the utility provider says they are prepared for whatever challenges Zeta presents. Brooke Thorington has more.

Cut 3 (29)  “…I’m Brooke Thorington”  

_______________________________

We’re a week out from Election Day and a UNO poll of Louisiana voters shows President Donald Trump up 59-36 over former Vice President Joe Biden.

Biden is holding a strong lead in national polling buoyed by a large number of white suburban defectors who backed Trump in 2016, but pollster Ed Chervenak says those voters aren’t shifting in Louisiana.

Cut 4 (08) “nationally”

The President won the state with 58 percent of the vote in 2016 and is up 73-23 among white voters in Louisiana.

Governor Edwards pulled in an estimated 90 percent or more of the Black vote in the 2019 Governor’s race but in this survey fellow Democrat, Joe Biden is only securing 65 percent. Chervenak offers one explanation…

Cut 5 (10) “…issues”

Only one percent of Louisiana voters remain undecided, compared to the roughly five percent of voters who say they are undecided in nationwide polling.

The survey also took a look at attitudes towards the pandemic in the state. Two-thirds of respondents feel COVID-19 is a “serious problem”. Chervenak says for the other third…

Cut 6 (07) “surprise”

73 percent of Blacks and 62 percent of whites believe the virus is a “serious problem”.

_____________________________

Governor Edwards warns just because Zeta won’t be a major hurricane that people shouldn’t be slacking on their hurricane prep.

Edwards says the system is projected to move at a brisk 20 mile per hour pace by the time it hits the shore so we won’t see more than a few inches of rain, but…

Cut 7 (07) “the wind”

The Governor encourages residents to visit get-a-game-plan-dot-org for a to-do checklist of hurricane prep activities.

Edwards says he knows everyone has hurricane fatigue facing down a record-breaking fifth named storm to strike our coast, but you still need to have a game plan in place if you live in the southeast…

Cut 8 (11) “…this late”

Edwards says the winds could be strong enough to knock out power in the southeast. He says nine people lost their lives due to generator related accidents after Hurricane Laura…

Cut 9 (09) “home”

The National Guard has pre-positioned 68 high water vehicles, four helicopters, 48 watercraft, eight route clearing teams, and has 1,030 guardsmen ready to respond to Zeta.

________________________

Storm prep is underway in New Orleans and the city is under a voluntary evacuation order as the projected path of Zeta shows it passing over, or near the Crescent City.

Mayor Latoya Cantrell says the city is no stranger to being on high alert for storms this year and residents should have a game plan in place.

Cut 10 (11) “…fatigue”

New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Director Collin Arnold says the city is expecting about two to four inches of rain, and a short period of potentially dangerous winds.

Cut 11 (11) “than that”

Officials do not seem concerned that the system will overburden the city’s struggling pumps or threaten the city’s levee system with surge. Still, neutral ground parking has been authorized for city residents.

________________________

Zone One of Terrebonne Parish is under a mandatory evacuation ahead of Hurricane Zeta, effective at 10 am. Director of Emergency Preparedness for Terrebonne Parish, Earl Eues says despite this being the 5th named storm to make landfall in Louisiana they are ready for Zeta.

Cut 12 (09) “One hurricane.”.

Eues says even though it appears Terrebonne Parish will experience the brunt of the storm he’s confident residents will take the necessary precautions and be prepared because many will be off of work Wednesday.

Cut 13 (07) care of.”

Zone Two of Terrebonne Parish is under a voluntary evacuation order. The Houma Municipal Auditorium will be open as an evacuation shelter Wednesday at 10 am. Evacuees are asked to bring sufficient food, water, bedding, and medicine for a few days.

________________________________

Entergy Louisiana is prepping again for yet another hurricane to impact customers in the Bayou State. Hurricane Laura caused extensive and widespread outages to southwest Louisiana and Hurricane Delta forced crews back to the area six weeks later. Entergy Spokesperson Brandon Scadigli says restoration crews are well prepared for anticipated outages in southeast Louisiana with Zeta.

Cut 14 (10) “…ready to go”

Scadigli says even though the state is experiencing more than its fair share of hurricanes this season, he warns residents to take extreme caution after the storm and alert utility providers of any down lines.

Cut 15 (09) “..is live”

Entergy says they will provide updates for customers via their social media pages on Facebook and Twitter during the restoration process.

_______________________

The Pelicans introduced new head coach Stan Van Gundy for the first time Tuesday.

Van Gundy’s been out of the game for the past two years and in the broadcast booth. There were a number of high-profile head coaching jobs that opened up this off-season but he says New Orleans is the only one he was interested in.

cut 16 (12) “it all”

Van Gundy first featured as a head coach in Miami from 03 to 06 but left after butting heads with Pat Riley. He then helmed the Magic from 07 to 2012 where he managed to get them to the Finals in 09. He was known for installing what was at the time an innovative 3 point centric offense and maintaining a top defense led by center Dwight Howard. His most recent stint in Detroit was not successful, leaving the team after four years as a coach/GM with a losing record.

Van Gundy is regarded as a culture creator with a defense-first mentality. He says he’s excited to show this young team’s potential, but that starts with holding them accountable…

cut 17 (25)   excuse”

Van Gundy is also outspoken about his progressive political views, and frequently tweets and speaks about social justice. He says that won’t be changing…

cut 18 (20) ” do that” 

______________________________________________

LSU and Auburn will meet for the 55th time on the football field on Saturday when the two teams meet at Jordan-Hare Stadium. It’s a rivalry that’s produced the unexpected. Starting center Liam Shanahan will get his first experience and he was told about this game soon after he transferred in from Harvard

cut 19 (24) “best shot’

LSU has won the last three games in the series and four of the last five. The last four games have been decided by a total of 13 points. Last year, LSU won 23–20 in Tiger Stadium and in 2018 the Tigers won with a walk-off field goal by Cole Tracy.

LSU’s defense showed improvement in the win over South Carolina, but still gave up some big plays, including two runs for 45 yards or more. Linebacker Damone Clark had just two solo tackles and fellow linebacker Jabril Cox had three. Cox says he and Clark know they can play better…

cut 20 (18) “improve on that”

1:30 AM LRN Newscast Oct 28

Zeta has re-strengthened and is now a category one hurricane as it moves northwestward in the Gulf of Mexico. The National Hurricane Center says maximum sustained winds are at 75 miles per hour. Zeta is forecast to make landfall in southeastern Louisiana this afternoon.

Governor Edwards asks residents in southeast Louisiana to do their due diligence ahead of Zeta’s late-season arrival this afternoon. Matt Doyle has more.

Cut 2 (31) “…I’m Matt Doyle” 

Storm prep is underway in New Orleans and the city is under a voluntary evacuation order as the projected path of Zeta shows it passing over, or near the Crescent City. Mayor Latoya Cantrell says the city is no stranger to being on high alert for storms this year and residents should have a game plan in place.

Cut 10 (12) “…fatigue”

We’re a week out from Election Day and a UNO poll of Louisiana voters shows President Donald Trump up 59-36 over former Vice President Joe Biden. Biden is holding a strong lead in national polling buoyed by a large number of white suburban defectors who backed Trump in 2016, but pollster Ed Chervenak says those voters aren’t shifting in Louisiana.

Cut 4 (08) “nationally”

 

12:30 AM LRN Newscast Oct 28

Tropical storm Zeta is beginning to strengthen. The 10 o’clock advisory from the National Hurricane Center indicates maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour, just a few miles below hurricane one status at 74 miles per hour. Zeta is 435 miles south of New Orleans moving northwest at 15 miles per hour and a turn to the north is expected overnight.  Zeta is forecast to make landfall Wednesday afternoon. A hurricane warning is in effect from Morgan City to the Mississippi/Alabama border.

Residents impacted by Hurricane Laura now have another month to register for FEMA disaster assistance. FEMA Spokesperson Melissa Wilkins says homeowners and renters can apply for aid which includes temporary housing, rental assistance and to repair or replace damage to property.

Cut 13 (10) “…November 27th”

Southeast Louisiana is on alert as Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to make landfall tomorrow night as a category 1 hurricane. John Rahaim (Ram) the Director of Emergency Preparedness for St. Bernard Parish says they are bracing for winds up to 90 miles per hour Wednesday night…

Cut 3 (08)  “…hear it”  

St. Bernard is not the only parish prepping for Zeta, Lieutenant Brennan Matherne with the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office says due to the expected high winds he’s encouraging residents to tie down any loose furniture around their home.

Cut 6 (07) “…debris”

Zeta is expected to be more of a wind event than a rain event, with rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches. Storm surge in Louisiana is expected to be between two and six feet.

11:30 PM Newscast Oct 27

Tropical storm Zeta is beginning to strengthen. The 10 o’clock advisory from the National Hurricane Center indicated maximum sustained winds increased from 65 to 70 miles per hour, just a few miles below hurricane one status. Zeta is 435 miles south of New Orleans moving northwest at 15 miles per hour and a turn to the north is expected overnight.  Zeta is forecast to make landfall Wednesday afternoon. A hurricane warning is in effect from Morgan City to the Mississippi/Alabama border.

Zeta is expected to be more of a wind event than a rain event, with rainfall amounts of two to four inches. State climatologist Barry Keim says a storm surge warning of two to six feet is in place for basically all southeast Louisiana.

Cut 9 (12) “lot of rain”

LSU police have arrested a member of the cleaning crew at Tiger Stadium after he allegedly mugged a fan and then bragged about the attack.

cut 2 (29) “I’m Jeff Palermo”  

Residents impacted by Hurricane Laura now have until November 27th to register for FEMA disaster assistance Spokesperson Melissa Wilkins says there are three ways residents you can register…

Cut 14 (09) “… 800-number”

That number is 1-800-621-FEMA

10:30 PM LRN Newscast Oct 27

Tropical storm Zeta is beginning to strengthen. The 10 o’clock advisory from the National Hurricane Center indicates maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour, just a few miles below hurricane one status at 74 miles per hour. Zeta is 435 miles south of New Orleans moving northwest at 15 miles per hour and a turn to the north is expected overnight.  Zeta is forecast to make landfall Wednesday evening. A hurricane warning is in effect from Morgan City to the Mississippi/Alabama border.

Residents impacted by Hurricane Laura now have another month to register for FEMA disaster assistance. FEMA Spokesperson Melissa Wilkins says homeowners and renters can apply for aid which includes temporary housing, rental assistance and to repair or replace damage to property.

Cut 13 (10) “…November 27th”

Southeast Louisiana coastal parishes are prepping for Category One Hurricane conditions as Zeta is expected to make landfall Wednesday night. Lieutenant Brennan Matherne with the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office says that Lafourche parish is expecting significant winds to be the biggest impact from this storm.

Cut 5 (07) “…issues”

Due to the expected high winds, Lt. Matherne advises residents to tie down any loose furniture around their home before Wednesday evening.

Cut 6 (07) “…debris”

Zeta is expected to bring two to four inches of rain and a storm surge along Louisiana’s southeastern coastline of two to six feet.

8:30 PM LRN Newscast Oct 27

Zeta is expected to be more of a wind event than a rain event, with rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches. State climatologist Barry Keim says a storm surge warning is in place from the Atchafalaya River to the Pearl River, basically all of southeast Louisiana, between two and six feet.

Cut 9 (12) “lot of rain”

Zeta is projected to be a fast-moving storm which should help reduce the damage, however, when the storm finally passes through, John Rahaim (Ram) the Director of Emergency Preparedness for St. Bernard Parish expects a wide variety of damage to be present in the area.

Cut 4 (10)   “…storm”   

Currently, Zeta is a tropical storm located approximately 410 miles south-southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River, with sustained winds at 65 miles per hour moving northwest at 14 miles per hour. It’s expected to be at or near Category One strength when it makes landfall Wednesday night.

Metairie native, Judge Amy Coney Barrett has been confirmed to the US Supreme Court, filling a vacancy left by the departed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Senator John Kennedy touted the nomination saying Barrett is a judge who understands judicial restraint.

Cut 10 (07) “impressed”

Residents impacted by Hurricane Laura now have another month to register for FEMA disaster assistance. FEMA Spokesperson Melissa Wilkins says homeowners and renters can apply for aid which includes temporary housing, rental assistance and to repair or replace damage to property.

Cut 13 (10) “…November 27th”
You can register by calling 1-800-621-FEMA or visit disaster-assistance-dot-gov

9:30 PM LRN Newscast Oct 27

The latest update from the National Hurricane Center has Tropical Storm Zeta 410 miles south-southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River, with sustained winds at 65 miles per hour moving northwest at 14 miles per hour. Zeta is forecast to become a hurricane again overnight and be at or near hurricane strength when it reaches the northern Gulf Coast Wednesday evening.

Coastal parishes in southeast Louisiana are bracing for their first direct hit from a hurricane this year. Taylor Sharp has more….

Cut 1 (30) “  I’m Taylor Sharp”  

A hurricane warning is in effect from Morgan City to the Mississippi/Alabama border as tropical storm Zeta is expected to strengthen to Category One hurricane. State Climatologist Barry Keim says Zeta is expected to bring hurricane conditions to portions of the Northern Gulf of Mexico Wednesday evening.

Cut 7 (09) “…warm water”

Rainfall amounts are predicted to be between two and four inches.

Zeta is expected to move quickly through the state at over 20 miles an hour delivering little rain but some potential hurricane-force winds. Director of Emergency Preparedness for St. Bernard Parish John Rahaim says he expects a wide variety of damage to be present in the area.

Cut 4 (10)   “…storm”   

A storm surge warning is in effect from the mouth of the Atchafalaya River to Navarre Florida.

7:30 PM LRN Newscast Oct 27

The latest update from the National Hurricane Center has Tropical Storm Zeta 410 miles south-southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River, with sustained to winds at 65 miles per hour moving northwest at 14 miles per hour. Zeta is forecast to become a hurricane again overnight and be at or near hurricane strength when it reaches the northern Gulf Coast late Wednesday. A hurricane warning is in effect from Morgan City to the Mississippi/Alabama border and a storm surge warning for the mouth of the Atchafalaya River to Navarre Florida.

If you haven’t applied for FEMA aid related to damage from Hurricane Laura you still have some time to register a claim, the agency has pushed the deadline back to November 27th. FEMA Spokesperson Melissa Wilkins says FEMA assistance can cover a range of expenses from housing to medical care.

Cut 15 (12) “as possible” 

The deadline for Hurricane Delta has been extended to December 15th.

Southeast Louisiana is on alert as Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to make landfall tomorrow night as a category 1 hurricane. John Rahaim (Ram) the Director of Emergency Preparedness for St. Bernard Parish says they are bracing for winds up to 90 miles per hour tomorrow night…

Cut 3 (08)  “…hear it”  

St. Bernard is not the only parish prepping to Zeta, Lieutenant Brennan Matherne with the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office says due to the expected high winds he’s encouraging residents to tie down any loose furniture around their home.

Cut 6 (07) “…debris”

Zeta is expected to be more of a wind event than a rain event, with rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches. Strom surge in Louisiana is expected to be between four and six feet.

1:30 LRN Newscast Oct 27

A hurricane warning is in effect from Morgan City to the Mississippi/Alabama border as residents prepare for the fifth named storm of the season to impact the Bayou State. State Climatologist Barry Keim says most of the models are in agreement on Zeta’s path as the cone of uncertainty begins to narrow.

Cut 8 (12) “…Bay area”

Southeastern Louisiana coastal parishes are making preps for what’s expected to be Hurricane Zeta’s arrival Wednesday night. Lieutenant Brennan Matherne with the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office says they are expecting significant winds to be the biggest impact from this storm. Lt. Matherne advises residents to prepare today and tie down any loose furniture around their home.

Cut 6 (07) “…debris”

LSU police have arrested a member of the cleaning crew at Tiger Stadium after he allegedly mugged a fan and then bragged about the attack. Jeff Palermo has the story…

cut 2 (29) “I’m Jeff Palermo”  

Residents impacted by Hurricane Laura now have until November 27th to register for FEMA disaster assistance Spokesperson Melissa Wilkins says there are three ways residents you can register…

Cut 14 (09) “… 800-number”

The number is 1-800-621-FEMA

11:30 LRN Newscast Oct 27

A hurricane warning is in effect from Morgan City to the Mississippi/Alabama border. State Climatologist Barry Keim says Zeta is expected to bring hurricane conditions to portions of the Northern Gulf of Mexico Wednesday.

Cut 7 (09) “…warm water”

Coastal parishes in southeast Louisiana are bracing for their first direct hit from a hurricane this year.

Cut 1 (31) “  I’m Taylor Sharp”  

Metairie native, Judge Amy Coney Barrett has been confirmed to the US Supreme Court, filling a vacancy left by the departed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Senator John Kennedy touted the nomination saying Barrett is a judge who understands judicial restraint.

Cut 10 (07) “impressed”

The vote was 52-48 strictly along party lines with only one Republican joining with Democrats in voting against her nomination.

According to a report by the Louisiana Budget Project, the state saw a 28 percent increase in uninsured children between 2018 and 2019. LBP Policy Director Stacey Roussel says 50,000 Louisiana children went into the pandemic without health insurance, and that number is expected to rise for the 2020 report.

Cut 14 (08) “…hit”