430 PM LRN News

Officials are optimistic that the power won’t be out for much longer in southeast Louisiana for most customers. Entergy CEO Phillip May says crews have been working around the clock and they now have a good estimation as to when you should have your lights back on…

Cut 12 (09) “ .restored” 

According to the Public Service Commission 318,000 customers are still without power.

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 both COVID and two hurricanes have exhausted several communities with recovery efforts. Cassidy says this is great financial news for those areas devasted by Laura.

Cut 9 (11) “fiscal responsibility”

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 with a separate break out of labor cost and cost of materials.

Cut 6 (10) “…being achieved”

McNeese State plans on students returning to campus for the 2021 spring semester. President Daryl Burckel says as they rebuild the campus, student housing is a top priority

Cut 4 (06)   “for them to live”   

Total damage to the entire university when you also combine water damage from Hurricane Delta is 200-million dollars.