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Governor Edwards says there may be polling stations in southeast Louisiana that do not have power restored before Tuesday. He says they are working to identify every polling station that will not be in service Tuesday so they have an opportunity to select alternate locations…

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Louisiana’s congressional delegation request for a 100-percent Federal Cost Share of debris removal from Hurricane Laura receives approval from President Trump. Senator Bill Cassidy says this will take the burden off local communities.

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Before the request was amended by Congressional members, cities and parishes were required to pay 25-percent of debris removal.

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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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 before you sign a contract, make sure they are a licensed contractor with the state licensing board for contractors and check with the Better Business Bureau.

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