430 PM LRN News

NOAA is predicting yet another above-average Atlantic Hurricane season with 13 to 20 named storms and six to ten hurricanes projected by the Climate Prediction Center. NOAA’s lead season hurricane forecaster Matthew Rosencrans is concerned about the possibility of a La Nina forming later in the hurricane season…

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A record 30 named storms formed in 2020.

Housing prices have been brutal for prospective first-time buyers this year and a part of that has to to do with the near quadrupling of lumber prices between now and last year. LSU Forestry Economist Joseph Chang says as of May 18th lumber was up to 1,264 dollars per thousand feet…

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A bill prohibiting the handheld use of a phone when driving finally makes passage out of the house. Brooke Thorington has more.

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Governor Edwards asks residents who sustained damage from the last few days of severe weather to being documenting that damage and report it to damage-dot-la-dot-gov by May 25th. Edwards says if we can document enough damage we could receive federal assistance.