Just as Harvey is leaving the Gulf, a disturbance along the Mexican coast is developing. Emelie Gunn has more…
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Louisianans are doing everything they can to help our neighbors in Texas with the ongoing Harvey relief efforts. Halen Doughty has more…
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Reauthorizing the National Flood Insurance Program will be a top priority for federal lawmakers when congress reconvenes in September. Jeff Palermo has more…
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Harvey is finally moving out of Gulf Coast, but forecasters are now keeping an eye on a tropical disturbance near southern Mexico. Andy Tingler with the National Weather Service says there is a low chance this system could develop into a tropical depression or storm over the next five days.
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There is also Tropical Storm Irma, which is currently gaining strength in the Atlantic and is located off the western coast of Africa. Tingler says there’s a good chance Irma could develop into a hurricane over the next few days.
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Tropical Depression Harvey is currently located in northeast Louisiana. Tingler says rainfall totals in Louisiana along the Texas border reached over 30 inches from the storm.
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Louisianans who want to help with the Harvey relief efforts both in Texas and Louisiana can find ways to give at VolunteerLouisiana.gov. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says thousands have already signed up to give their time and resources to those in need.
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Although Harvey has moved out of the area, the needs will be ongoing for some time. Nungesser says seeing neighbors helping neighbors shows the good we have in the community. He says it helps reassure the disaster victims they aren’t alone during this difficult time.
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Nungesser says volunteers’ time, money, and effort is going to a good cause. He says many Texans came to the aid of the Bayou State during last year’s historic floods, and this is our chance to give back.
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Members of the Louisiana National Guard continue to help with search and rescue efforts in Texas, as flood waters will not recede for some time. Col. Ed Bush says it’s a great feeling to be able to help our neighbors in need.
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Bush says hundreds of rescues have already been conducted, and many Texans are now in shelters in Lake Charles. He says it’s been a combined effort of both Texas and Louisiana authorities to get help to the people that need it.
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Bush says they are all about the spirit of helping, which is why soldiers join the guard. He says the number of Louisiana guardsmen in Texas will continue to grow, and they will be there as long as it takes.
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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. US Senator John Kennedy says homeowner’s insurance only covers things like wind damage and fires, not flooding.
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Kennedy says the NFIP is the only option for homeowners to cover homes for flooding. He says the amount of flooding from substantial rainfall has doubled in the past decade. He says virtually no one in the country today is immune from flooding, no matter where you live.
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The NFIP must be reauthorized before it expires on September 30. Kennedy has introduced legislation that would reauthorize the program for 6 years. He says it would also cap premium increases at a lower level than the law currently allows.
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ULM kicks-off a new season tonight with a matchup against Memphis at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Sophomore Caleb Evans will start at QB after starting four games as a freshman. Viator says junior Garrett Smith will also take some snaps….
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Memphis was 8-5 last season. They return quarterback Riley Ferguson, who threw for 37-hundred yards and 32 touchdowns last season. Viator says the six-foot-four senior is a tremendous football player….
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McNeese and Nicholls begin the 2017 football season by playing each other in Thibodaux tonight in a contest that can be seen on ESPN 3. McNeese has dominated this series by winning 30 of the 41 games played between the two schools. The Cowboys have also won the last eight matchups. Colonels Head Coach Tim Rebowe on what they need to do tonight…
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McNeese is led by quarterback James Tabary, who is coming off one of the most productive seasons in school history. But Rebowe says he brings back a solid defense from last year…
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