Tropical Storm Harvey makes a second landfall, this time in Louisiana as the system moves north through the state. Jeff Palermo has more…
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The Cajun Navy 2016 is upping their coordination efforts during rescues after Hurricane Harvey. Emelie Gunn has more…
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The entire state will feel the effects of Tropical Storm Harvey through the end of the week. Halen Doughty has more on what to expect…
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Cameron Parish is bracing for impact as Tropical Storm Harvey makes a second landfall and treks north through the state. Office of Emergency Preparedness Director Danny Lavergne says the biggest threat from the storm will be the water, as the parish received about 30 inches of rain in just the last two days.
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Lavergne says this is the longest time frame the parish has ever had to prepare for a storm. He says the parish filed an emergency declaration on August 23. He says officials are as prepared as they can be.
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About 6,000 residents had to evacuate Cameron Parish. Governor John Bel Edwards says Louisiana is not out of the woods yet as the storm is expected to drop another 10 to 20 inches of rain across the Bayou State.
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Edwards says more than 670 guardsmen are working on Harvey operations in the state. He says about 500 rescues have already been made in southwest Louisiana. He says flooded roadways are a concern.
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A Lincoln Parish sheriff’s deputy is recovering and a suspect is dead following an officer-involved shooting on Highway 80 on Tuesday at noon. State Trooper Michael Reichardt says the fatal incident occurred after the unnamed deputy conducted a traffic stop.
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Reichardt says the deputy was shot, but his bulletproof vest deflected the round. He says the deputy then returned fire on the suspect.
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Simsboro High School was placed on lock down following the incident. Reichardt says state police will lead the investigation into the shooting, as there are still many unanswered questions.
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Governor John Bel Edwards says the Cajun Navy’s work in Texas is receiving praise from local authorities. So how do they do it? Penny Shar with Project We Care Louisiana works in conjunction with the Cajun Navy 2016 and she says they use the Zello Smartphone App to communicate with nearby boats to help find stranded residents
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Shar says they also have someone who has medical experience, like a doctor or nurse on a boat, in each area. She says it’s a very organized effort…
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Shar says the Cajun Navy 2016 began rescue efforts in Humble, Texas and will continue to work until everyone who needs help is rescued. She says they also work closely with elected officials in Louisiana to organize efforts.
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Southwest Louisiana will likely see the biggest impact from Tropical Storm Harvey, but the entire state will be affected. In northwest Louisiana, a flash flood watch is in effect through Thursday evening. Lisa May with the National Weather Service in Shreveport expects periods of heavy rainfall through the end of the week.
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May says the area could also see gusty winds and isolated tornadoes as Harvey treks through the area.
Alek Krautman with the National Weather Service in Slidell says as long as Harvey is in the region, southeast Louisiana has the potential for locally heavy rain.
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Krautman says strong winds are not a big concern in the region. He says Harvey is expected to continue northward through the state Wednesday night and into Thursday.
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LSU running back Derius Guice says he’s fired up to play in the Mercedes Benz Superdome on Saturday night against BYU. Guice says this will be the second time he’s played in the iconic stadium. The first time was when he was 12-years-old, when he played a quick game during halftime of a Saints game. Guice says it’s great to start the season in Louisiana….
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Last year LSU opened its season with a loss to Wisconsin in Green Bay. Tigers quarterback Danny Etling says BYU looks a lot like that Badger defense they faced last year in Lambeau Field…
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LSU will have a true freshman start at right guard on Saturday. It will be either Ed Ingram or Saahdiq Charles. It’s apparently the first time ever that LSU has had a true freshman start in a season opener. Etling has confidence they can get the job done….
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