10:30 LRN Newscast August 26

Hurricane Harvey will drench Texas with torrential rains over the next few days as the Category One Storm is expected to remain stationary along the central Texas coast. Seth Warthen, with the National Weather Service in Lake Charles, says southwest and central Louisiana could see 5 to 15 inches of rain…
cut 28 (14) “…over the duration”

AAA predicts Hurricane Harvey will drive up prices at the pump. Spokesperson Don Redman says refineries are shut down due to the storm and supply will be impacted, which leads to higher prices.
Cut 11 (09) “go up”
The current statewide average is $2.16, up two cents from the day before.

With Louisiana in a state of emergency due to Hurricane Harvey, the Attorney General’s Office warns consumers to be wary of price gouging. Deputy Director of Public Protection Mike Dupree says once the governor declares a state of emergency, price gouging laws go into effect. He says these laws prevent businesses from hiking prices to make a quick buck.
Cut 10 (08) “the increase”

Twenty-five years ago today, the destructive Hurricane Andrew made landfall near Morgan City. The current mayor of the St, Mary Parish town, Boo Grizzaffi, recalls the wreckage.
Cut 4 (13) “pick up the pieces”
Property damage from Andrew reached $150 million in St. Mary Parish alone.