Calcasieu Parish was spared of any further damage when Tropical Storm Harvey trekked across the parish early this morning. Don Molino has the story…
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Governor John Bel Edwards is looking to help Texas as the Lone Star state struggles with catastrophic flooding from Harvey. Jeff Palermo has the story…
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Calcasieu Parish officials say they dodged a bullet when Tropical Storm Harvey made another landfall on the western Louisiana coast. Sheriff Tony Mancuso says while the western side of the parish did get a lot of rain overnight, it wasn’t enough to cause major widespread flooding.
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Mancuso says roughly 200 residents had to be rescued after taking on water, but the parish is in pretty good shape considering what they could have faced. He says they are fortunate because after a month of heavy rain, the parish could not have handled more water.
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Mancuso says the western side of the parish took the brunt of the rainfall. He says the more rural areas were impacted, as major cities like Sulphur and Lake Charles on the eastern side were spared. But Texas was not as fortunate.
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Louisiana has been spared from major damage from Tropical Storm Harvey. That’s according to Mike Steele with the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. But Steele says we’re not in the clear yet as the central part of the state is expected to see heavy rainfall today…
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Steele says to keep update to date on road conditions, use 511-la-dot-org. He says Louisiana residents cannot enter Texas through I-10….
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At 12:30 briefing, Governor John Bel Edwards says there are hundreds of roads in Louisiana with standing water…
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Thousands of homes are damaged in Texas are damaged or destroyed by Harvey. Edwards says based on the reports he’s getting, Louisiana has avoided significant damage…
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The storm is not over for Louisiana. State Climatologist Barry Keim says Harvey made landfall in Cameron Parish around 4 a.m and is slowly moving towards Alexandria.
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Parishes in both southeast and northeast Louisiana are under a tornado watch until 6 p.m., and Keim says more rain is also on the way.
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Keim says the greatest rainfall total from Houston is nearly 52 inches, while Louisiana has topped out at about 22 inches so far. Fortunately Louisiana has been spared from much of the flooding seen in Texas. He says that’s because the system ingested dry air.
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Ticket sales for the LSU-BYU season opener, now at the Mercedes Benz Superdome, are underway. Fans who purchased tickets for the game in Houston, season ticket holders and students have first priority. LSU Ticket Manager Brian Broussard says the general public can begin buying tickets at 4 p.m. and all sales are done online.
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Broussard says based on early indications, demand for Saturday night’s game is high. He says about 10-thousand tickets sold for the game in Houston were bought by fans in Texas. He’s not sure how many original ticket holders from Texas will come to New Orleans
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Ticket prices range from 40-dollars to 250-dollars. Broussard says LSU’s ticket office was allotted 25-thousand tickets, but that number might increase. He reminds original ticket holders, their tickets to the game in Houston will not work in New Orleans.
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