11:30 AM LRN Newscast Oct 30

The absolute deadline to request an absentee ballot for the November 3rd election is today at 430 PM, and the deadline to return any outstanding ballots is Monday at 430 PM. Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin says if you’ve procrastinated this long and haven’t requested an absentee ballot your best bet is…

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Southeast Louisiana parish leaders are asking residents for patience and compliance as they work to get electricity back up and running and clean the streets. St. Tammany Parish. President Mike Cooper says tens of thousands are still without electricity, but power crews are swarming the area.

Cut 15 (08) “entire parish”

McNeese State plans on students returning to campus for the 2021 spring semester. President Daryl Burckel says Hurricane Laura alone produced 77-million dollars in damages to the academic portion of the campus and multiple contractors have been hired so at least 30-percent of classes will be face-to-face instruction in January…

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Burkel says the speed in recovery is vital because their budget is based on student tuition.

When residents are picking up the pieces after a hurricane, “storm chasers” as they are known routinely descend upon the area to take advantage of homeowners. Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says always get a written contract of work to be performed and a separate break out of labor cost and cost of materials.

Cut 6 (10) “…being achieved”

Donelon also recommends asking the contractor’s insurance carrier to mail a certificate of coverage directly to you.