Gas shortages are plaguing the state and with a number of refineries not up and running after Ida, prices at the pump are expected to rise. Brooke Thorington has more.
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As residents of Lafourche Parish begin to gauge the extent of the damage left by Hurricane Ida the loss of power and cell service is hindering their efforts. Erik Piccoli has the story…
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The Saints are planning to stay away from New Orleans for the first month of the regular season. Kevin Gallagher has the story…
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Hurricane Ida is also impacting gasoline prices and the high demand for gas is making it hard to find fuel in the Bayou State. Gas Buddy’s Senior Petroleum Analyst, Patrick DeHaan says prices could increase five to fifteen cents a gallon in Louisiana over the next week or two.
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On Tuesday the City of Hammond along with and leaders in Ascension Parish made a plea for gas due to outages.
Motorists should prepare to see an increase in gas prices, but DeHaan says we shouldn’t see a massive price hike overnight.
DeHaan says it’s worth noting that one refinery in Louisiana was impacted by floodwaters from Ida which doesn’t bode well for gas prices.
According to GasBuddy average price per gallon in Louisiana is $2.80.
Lafourche officials say Hurricane Ida left behind catastrophic damage in their parish. But Lafourche Parish Captain Brennan Matherne with the Lafourche Parish Sheriff ‘s Office says there is some good news in South Lafourche…
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Cell service in the parish has been described as spotty from top to bottom with even police radios struggling and forcing deputies to jump from tower to tower. Matherne says the destruction left by the storm was indiscriminate…
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Roads extending from Thibodaux to the flood gates in Golden Meadow have been cleared but residents aren’t allowed to travel down to Grand Isle and Port Fourchon. Matherne says every structure in Lafourche Parish suffered some sort of damage…
Parish officials have announced that evacuated residents can come home, but basic utilities are not available.
SNAP participants in Louisiana are now able to purchase hot and prepared foods due to Hurricane Ida. DCFS Assistant Secretary of Family Support Shavana Howard says usually food stamps cannot be used for hot food products for immediate consumption.
Due to the displacement of many residents in the state because of Hurricane Ida, Howard says many are unable to prepare their own food now, so the waiver has been granted. This hot food waiver will expire on September 28th.
The same hot food waiver will apply to Disaster SNAP benefits and Howard expects D-SNAP benefits will be approved very soon for those impacted by Ida. She encourages people who live in the affected parishes to preregister.
If you are already a SNAP recipient and live in one of the 25 affect parishes, Howard says there’s no need to register for Disaster SNAP once it’s approved.
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The impacted parishes are Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Washington, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana Parishes
The Saints may spend the next month away from New Orleans because of the devastation that has occurred in that city from Hurricane Ida. Coach Sean Payton says they are in the same position as the city’s residents…
Payton says they may stay in Dallas, where they’ve been practicing the last two days. He says there are a lot of pluses in being displaced in north Texas…
The players’ families also relocated to Dallas for the time being. Payton says it’s been an interesting experience…
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Payton also addressed his decision to start Jameis Winston as starting quarterback over Taysom Hill. The coach says Winston earned the job and likes his unique skill set. Payton would not say if Hill will go back to his utility role on offense, but says Taysom will help the Saints win games this year…
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ULM Football Coach Terry Bowden announces Rich Rodriguez will start at quarterback on Saturday against the Kentucky Wildcats. Bowden likes that Rodriguez will attempt to execute the plays called by his dad, offensive coordinator Rich Rodriguez…
Bowden is trying to create a winning culture at ULM after the Warhawks failed to win a game last season. They are big underdogs heading into Saturday’s game against the Wildcats. Bowden is asking his guys to play the best game they possibly can…
This is Bowden’s first game as a head coach since 2018. He’s looking forward to it…