430 PM LRN News

Governor Edwards announces Disaster SNAP will open in Louisiana on September 10th and calls on all residents in Laura impacted areas to put their applications in for the program.

In other federal assistance FEMA is now taking applications for assistance to homeowners in storm-ravaged homes, but FEMA Region Six Administrator Tony Robinson says the first step in the road to recovery for homeowners is to seek assistance from your insurance company.

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Those in Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis, Vernon, Allen, and Beauregard Parishes can apply currently.

Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter is calling for people from across the country to contribute to charities aimed at helping the people of his city recover…

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Beauregard Electric Co-op tells its customers to be prepared to be without power for at least the next four weeks.  Co-op spokesperson Danielle Tilley says they’ve brought in 500-600 additional storm restoration workers to cut trees, reset poles and make repairs to more than 5,700 miles of line.

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Louisiana’s death toll from Hurricane Laura is up to 14 and more than half of the fatalities are from carbon monoxide poisoning from portable generators. State Fire Marshal Butch Browning says when using a generator, it should be at least 20 feet away from your home…

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