12:30 Newscast August 31,2017

Although southwest Louisiana was spared from much of Harvey’s destruction, Congressman Clay Higgins says his district is still feeling the impact of the storm. Michelle Southern has more…
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Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso has called for a voluntary evacuation of the western part of the parish.This area is from Highway 109 west to the Sabine River and north from I-10 to the Calcasieu Parish Line.


State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is reminding residents of the importance of flood insurance especially after the massive distruction left behind from Harvey. Donelon says these super storms will certainly send a strong message to homeowners.
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Donelon says a significant amount of claims made in Louisiana with the National Flood Insurance Program have been filed in areas that do not see flooding on a regular basis.

Now with Tropical Depression Harvey making its way out of the state, forecasters are now monitoring the southwestern Gulf of Mexico where an area of low pressure could form by the weekend. Andy Tingler with the National Weather Service says advisories have also been issued for Hurricane Irma which located over the eastern Atlantic Ocean.
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