Southwest Louisiana celebrates the end of what was the worst hurricane season for the region in recent memory. Lake Charles and surrounding areas were hammered by Hurricane Laura in late August and then Hurricane Delta six weeks later. Mayor Nic Hunter says residents are still fighting to put the pieces back together.
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Laura and Delta both slammed Cameron Parish making landfall just miles apart. State Climatologist Barry Keim says that was just one of several peculiar incidents of “dual landfalls” this year.
Laura was tied for the most powerful storm to make landfall in Louisiana in recorded history.
ULM Political Science Professor Joshua Stockley says retiring Congressman Ralph Abraham’s former Chief of Staff Luke Letlow is favored to win the race for the 5th Congressional District this Saturday, but warns not to count state lawmaker Lance Harris out. He says this race is likely to come down to geography with Harris being from Alexandria and Letlow hailing from Ouachita Parish.
In Kenner, a gas station clerk was brutally murdered early this morning after cooperating with two men that robbed the store. Kenner PD Lt. Michael Cunningham says surveillance video shows two men entered the station on Williams Boulevard at 2:10, walked around as if they were shopping, then approached the clerk with a gun and demanded cash.