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PSC Calls For Answers On Cell Phone Outage

Sep 1, 2016
Wallis Watkins

Sunday morning, August 14th, you awaken to find water rising in your home. You reach for your cell phone to call for help and – no service.

“You can’t get help. You’re looking for family members. You have to find a place to stay. You need transportation, and on, and on, and on,” Public Service Commissioner Lambert Boissiere recounted during Wednesday’s PSC meeting.

As South Louisiana settles into recovery mode following historic flooding, the State Bond Commission met Tuesday to talk about Louisiana’s fiscal situation. 


Louisiana To Seek More Flood Recovery Help

Aug 29, 2016
fema.gov

Governor John Bel Edwards meets with the entire Louisiana congressional delegation today, discussing the need for a supplemental federal appropriations bill for flood recovery.

Helping Businesses Get Back On Solid Ground

Aug 26, 2016
Sue Lincoln

“This is not the Katrina SBA.”

SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet was in south Louisiana Thursday, helping turn attention to assistance for businesses impacted by the flood.

Post-Flood Housing Help Not One Size Fits All

Aug 25, 2016
Sue Lincoln

For those displaced by the flooding rains earlier this month, housing help won’t be FEMA trailers exclusively – or at all. Wednesday, Governor John Bel Edwards announced an array of options being offered in partnership with FEMA.

whitehouse.gov

President Obama arrived in Baton Rouge Tuesday, just over one week after south Louisiana was overwhelmed with historic flooding.  


Flood Costs Keep Clouds in Place Over Louisiana

Aug 23, 2016
Mark Carroll

LSU Economist Dr. Jim Richardson issued an estimate Monday, saying it will be a year before Louisiana recovers and the economic impacts of this flood are fully known.

From Response to Recovery

Aug 22, 2016
Together Baton Rouge/Kevin Frey

In one week, south Louisiana has gone from watching in horror as the rains came down and the waters kept rising to another kind of showers – tears and sweat – as residents salvaged what they could of their personal possessions and volunteers worked to tear out sodden flooring and drywall.

Giving Help For Gutting Flood-Damaged Homes

Aug 19, 2016
Sue Lincoln

Governor John Bel Edwards met with U.S Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Thursday, acknowledging the massive recovery task that lies ahead.

“Housing will certainly be a major issue,” the governor said, with over 40-thousand homes sustaining some level of flood damage.

FEMA

FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate is in Baton Rouge this week helping south Louisiana move toward recovery from the record flooding. 


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