13:30 Newscast August 31

Governor John Bel Edwards says 1,120 disaster victims sheltered in Louisiana last night, and 876 were Texans. He says a thousand Louisiana national guardsmen are assisting in search and rescue operations…:

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He says the state is planning to take at least an additional 3,000 people from Texas today.

South Louisiana residents are helping Texas disaster victims, after the region was spared any major destruction from Harvey. Congressman Clay Higgins says we are adept at dealing with disasters, and those skills are being put to good use in shelter and as rescue operations.

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More people are purchasing flood insurance in Louisiana in the wake of historic flooding. Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says these super storms will certainly send a strong message to homeowners about the importance of getting flood coverage for their homes.

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The number of insured properties in Baton Rouge and Lafayette has reached 23 percent, up from 12 a year ago.

The state Department of Agriculture and Forestry has deployed their mobile pet shelter in Lake Charles to assist with Harvey evacuations. Commissioner Mike Strain says they will do whatever they can to ensure pets are safe, while their owners are coping with the disaster. He says currently they have 86 pets in their care.

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The department has 100 kennels in Lake Charles.