15:30 Newscast, August 31st, 2017

Governor John Bel Edwards said today that 1,120 people sheltered in Louisiana last night due to displacement from Harvey, and 876 were Texans. As far as impacts to Louisiana, there are roads that are impacted along the Sabine…:
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Edwards says the state is planning to take in at least an additional 3,000 people from Texas today.

State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is pushing the importance of flood insurance, especially after the severe flood damage left by Harvey. Donelon it usually takes a horrific disaster to happen before homeowners listen.
Cut 3 (11) “doubled”
In Harvey’s wake, Donelon predicts many Texans will face the harsh reality of recovery depending solely on disaster money.

Reauthorizing the National Flood Insurance Program will be a top priority for federal lawmakers when congress reconvenes in September…:
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Congressman Clay Higgins of Louisiana’s 3rd District says residents are taking part in rescue and shelter operations. Although much of Acadiana was spared the destruction seen in Texas, Higgins says it’s all hands on deck in south Louisiana…:
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