5:30 PM LRN Newscast Oct 30

Just under 300-thousand Entergy customers remain without power in southeast Louisiana as a result of Hurricane Zeta. Over half of the residents in St. Bernard, Plaquemines, and Jefferson Parishes do not have electricity. Entergy CEO Phillip May says Zeta delivered heavy wind damage in many places but thankfully didn’t damage core pieces of the Entergy grid. That being said…

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May is hopeful a lot of progress can be made today.

But with election day right around the corner, Governor John Bel Edwards says it’s likely some polling stations in southeast Louisiana will be without power…

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Edwards says they are working to identify every polling station that will not be in service Tuesday so they can select alternate locations.

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 that the contractor is responsible for acquiring all required permits.

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

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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