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  • Flooded home not considered total loss by FEMA, creating insurance issues Play Video

    December 7, 2016 6:34 PM

    CENTRAL - A homeowner thought he was covered by insurance when his home flooded in August. Now he's learned that's not exactly the case. Like many others, Herb Cornelius bought a home and purchased flood insurance. His home received 50 inches of water during the flood. The house is... more »
  • School employees get bonus for their hard work after flood

    December 7, 2016 10:01 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The Ascension Parish School Board has agreed to pay all the employees of the district about $500 this month, in addition to their regular pay, to recognize the challenges they've overcome since the flood this summer. The Advocate reports Troy Gautreau, chairman of the School Board's budget committee,... more »
  • Teacher impacted by flood gets surprise shopping spree Play Video

    December 6, 2016 6:42 PM

    ASCENSION – For a teacher in Prairieville, the act of giving isn't just for a season during holiday months-but every single day. Today, Jennifer LeBlanc, a third-grade teacher at Lakeside Primary School, was the recipient of a shopping spree to help replace some of the valuables she lost in... more »
  • Home in two flood zones caught in loan limbo Play Video

    December 6, 2016 6:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A flood victim says she was pre-approved for an Small Business Administration loan, but now is being told by SBA she's in a flood zone. The back and forth has gone on since October. Jo Ann Gaudin called 2 On Your Side for help. "It's... more »
  • Communities impacted by March flooding may receive lost revenue assistance loans

    December 6, 2016 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Local governments that were impacted by severe weather in the spring may now be eligible for federal loans if they have revenue shortfalls. FEMA's Community Disaster Loan Program may provide loans of up to $5 million to eligible applicants who lost more than five percent of... more »
  • Continued FEMA assistance denied for woman paying rent, mortgage Play Video

    December 5, 2016 6:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A flood victim says she's been denied continued rental assistance from FEMA. While Anne Duvall repairs her home in Baton Rouge, she's been living in an apartment. FEMA awarded Duvall money to, which covered the deposit and the first month's rent. It did not cover utilities.... more »
  • Baker schools and BR to receive more than $6 million in flood recovery grants

    December 5, 2016 5:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The City of Baton Rouge and the Baker School System will receive more than $6 million in grants for flood recovery. Representative Cedric Richmond announced the availability of the federal funds on Monday afternoon. The Baker School System will receive $3.9 million for cleaning, damage... more »
  • Flood debris deadline set for Dec. 17 in Livingston Parish

    December 2, 2016 6:53 PM

    LIVINGSTON - All flood-related debris in Livingston Parish needs to be put out by Saturday, December 17. The Livingston Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness asks anyone with remaining debris to place everything as close as possible to their nearest right-of-way. Anyone who fails to place... more »
  • Flood aid for renters, small businesses backed by task force

    December 2, 2016 4:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's flood recovery task force is recommending a small slice of the disaster relief aid approved by Congress be spent on financial assistance to small businesses and renters. The Restore Louisiana Task Force approved the proposals Friday, which would spend the remaining $32 million of the $438... more »
  • BRAF offers free service to clear property titles for flooded homes

    November 30, 2016 5:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Area Foundation, with support from a W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant, is offering a free program to help people clear property titles for residents in flood-damaged homes. According to BRAF, FEMA has denied funding to more than 2,500 people in disaster-impacted parishes who could... more »
  • Man arrested for looting Hi-Nabor during August flood

    November 30, 2016 4:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE – One man has been arrested after he looted a Hi-Nabor store during the August flood. On Aug. 15 the Hi-Nabor located in the 7200 block of Winbourne Avenue received three feet of water inside. Surveillance video captured several people looting the store during an eight-hour period.... more »
  • Denham Springs officials to discuss 18-month extension for residents living in mobile homes Play Video

    November 28, 2016 6:20 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Following the August flood, there are a lot of residents still living in FEMA mobile homes, others in RV's and campers. However, Denham Springs officials are going to consider allowing residents to live in them for a longer period of time. One resident, Gerald Haik, has been... more »
  • Premade Thanksgiving meals big seller for flood victims Play Video

    November 23, 2016 11:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - If you are looking for a fried turkey, Chris Specialty Meats in Baton Rouge is sold out. No smoked hams either. The cornbread and rice dressings are also flying off the shelves. As for giblet gravy, forget about it. "It's crazy" business owner Twyla Lachaussee said. "People... more »
  • In flood zone, many Louisiana families yearn to return home

    November 23, 2016 9:27 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Thousands of Louisiana families are still relying on the government for housing three months after catastrophic flooding drove them out of their homes. For many, Thanksgiving is just another reminder of how far some families made homeless by the deluge still have to go before life returns... more »
  • FEMA gives recovery update 100 days after flood

    November 22, 2016 11:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's been 100 days since the historic August flood. An estimated seven trillion gallons of rainwater was dumped across southeast Louisiana, according to FEMA. That's more than four times the amount of water in Lake Pontchartrain. Tuesday FEMA announced more than 153,000 individuals and families registered... more »
  • Flood-related spending drives Sept. sales up double digits

    November 22, 2016 9:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Consumer and business spending in East Baton Rouge Parish increased by 12.9 percent in September as people affected by the devastating August floods bought building materials and replaced water-damaged cars. Nearly $813.7 million was spent in the parish during September. That's according to figures released Monday by... more »
  • Sitting flood debris means more work for tire shops Play Video

    November 20, 2016 11:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Business is brisk on Sunday at G&T Tire Service on Plank Road in Baton Rouge. It’s not because of an aggressive marketing campaign, but because of mother nature. Bryan Glover, the owner of the tire shop, says it is what the Great Flood of 2016 left... more »
  • Hundreds help deliver hot meals to flood victims

    November 19, 2016 8:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Volunteers came by the hundreds to help flood victims in need of a hot meal for Thanksgiving. The Healing Place Church is on a mission to provide 10,000 holiday meals to flood victims and more than 1,400 bags of groceries. The church was hoping to... more »
  • Nov. 18 last day for flood victims to receive tax reduction in Livingston Parish Play Video

    November 18, 2016 7:09 PM

    LIVINGSTON – Friday was the last day for owners of flood damaged property to get a tax break on their Livingston Parish tax bill. If flood victims showed their proof of damage, they could get a 20 percent property tax reduction. One property owner, Sonya Beadle, said that... more »
  • Non-profit organization rebuilds veteran's home Play Video

    November 17, 2016 12:07 AM

    CENTRAL- A veteran whose home was damaged in the August flood is getting ready to move back in thanks to a non-profit group. The St. Bernard Project has repaired more than 1,000 homes after natural disasters. The group's first home in Baton Rouge is going to Jessie Marcus, an... more »
  • AT&T customer billed for flooded equipment Play Video

    November 16, 2016 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some AT&T customers say they have received bills in the mail for their flooded equipment. Becky Nissen's AT&T equipment was submerged in August. She got a bill in the mail Monday for $633. "They should have some compassion, my son has had to start over... more »
  • A warning to displaced residents ahead of Thanksgiving Play Video

    November 14, 2016 11:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thanksgiving is right around the corner and safety officials want to make sure people are preparing for a safe and responsible holiday in the wake of a turbulent summer in Baton Rouge. Baton Rouge firefighters are asking families that were displaced by the flood be aware... more »
  • FEMA hotel program extended through mid-December

    November 14, 2016 10:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - FEMA officials announced another extension for the Transitional Sheltering Assistance program Monday evening, extending the program until Sunday, Dec. 18. FEMA's extension of the deadline will provide more time for flood evacuees to stay in rooms paid for by the federal government. Many people have... more »
  • USDA: August storm disasters in Bossier, Caddo, Concordia

    November 14, 2016 9:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Bossier, Caddo and Concordia parishes have been declared primary natural disaster areas due to damage and losses caused by storms and flooding in August. Monday's announcement in a USDA news release says farmers and ranchers in those parishes can apply for... more »
  • Rebuilding in question following elevation warnings Play Video

    November 14, 2016 6:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There's confusion over whether to rebuild or wait in one subdivision. Residents began getting the green light and the permits needed for construction last month. Now, some of their neighbors are receiving emailed letters saying their homes will have to be raised, first. Most homes... more »
  • City: Flood debris removed from Old Jefferson, Shenandoah

    November 14, 2016 11:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The city-parish has completed its final flood debris collection in Old Jefferson and Shenandoah. Monday, the mayor's office said debris removal was complete in the 70817 zip code and final passes were starting in zip codes 70815, 70816, and 70819. Debris removal crews began their... more »
  • Free disaster crisis counseling available to flood survivors

    November 14, 2016 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Officials say that survivors who are still coping with the effects of the August flood and severe weather can take advantage of free disaster crisis counseling available through FEMA and the state of Louisiana. The purpose of the Crisis Counseling Program is to provide survivors with... more »
  • Tickfaw State Park will reopen December 1

    November 14, 2016 10:16 AM

    SPRINGFIELD - The state expects to reopen flood-damaged Tickfaw State Park by December 1st. Starting in December, the park will be open for day use - meaning playground, rental pavilions, restrooms and the Nature Center will be available for visitors. Canoe rentals will also resume and some hiking trails... more »
  • Deadline for flood victims to register with FEMA Nov. 14 Play Video

    November 12, 2016 11:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana residents with damage from the severe mid-August flooding have only a few more hours remaining to register for aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The deadline is Monday, Nov. 14. For those who apply online the deadline is 10 p.m. and for those who apply... more »
  • Governor's office emails reveal concerns about Shelter at Home Play Video

    November 11, 2016 12:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Emails from the staff of Governor John Bel Edwards show the administration had concerns about the Shelter at Home program just two weeks after its launch. The emails reveal how officials struggled to manage the emergency program and rectify complaints from victims of the August flood. "The... more »
  • Large cable bill broken down, adjusted for Cox customer Play Video

    November 10, 2016 6:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge man says he's learned a lesson and he'll double check his bills from now on. Doug Haynesworth says he discovered he was billed $713.29 from Cox Communications for the month of September, but didn't notice it until he checked his bank statement. ... more »
  • Edwards asking to speak with Trump about Louisiana flood aid

    November 10, 2016 5:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards is reaching out to the nation's president-elect for help in Louisiana's recovery from mid-August flooding that heavily damaged southern parishes. The Democratic governor sent Donald Trump a letter Wednesday, congratulating him on his victory, thanking him for his August visit to see the... more »
  • Repairs to flood-damage graves completed in Ascension Parish

    November 10, 2016 10:07 AM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish officials say a Gonzales-based tomb company has completed the restoration or re-interment of 60 graves disturbed in the August floods. The historic high water affected eight graveyards in the Prairieville, Sorrento, St. Amant and Galvez areas. Some caskets were sent floating into the water in St.... more »
  • Family living in garage, losing hope waiting for MHU Play Video

    November 9, 2016 6:32 PM

    ZACHARY - A family says they're losing hope since they have been waiting for their FEMA trailer since the first week of September. Sally Maness and her family are living in the garage of their Zachary home while they rebuild. "It's like living in a nightmare," she said.... more »
  • Final flood debris collection pass in ZIP codes 70815 & 70817

    November 8, 2016 2:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE – City-Parish officials have announced that final flood debris collection pass efforts are underway in the 70815 and the 70817 ZIP code areas. Debris removal crews began their final pass efforts on Nov. 7, which involve the collection of all flood debris currently placed curbside across flood-affected... more »
  • Edwards to travel to D.C. to discuss additional federal assistance following flood

    November 7, 2016 6:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Governor John Bel Edwards will travel to Washington, D.C. on Wednesday to meet with congressional leaders to discuss the state's need for additional federal assistance following the flood in August. Edwards and congressional delegation lobbied Congress for an initial recovery down payment of $438 million .... more »
  • Livingston Parish tax collections soar after flooding

    November 7, 2016 10:02 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Officials say Livingston Parish sales tax collections increased 50 percent over the same month last year as post-flood reconstruction and motor vehicle purchases continued to drive sales. The October collections figures represent sales made in September, the first full month after the flood, when property owners shifted gears... more »
  • Disaster recovery resource fair to be held in Ascension Nov. 12

    November 4, 2016 12:28 PM

    ASCENSION – A resource fair for disaster recovery will be held in Ascension Parish for homeowners and renters who were impacted by the August flood. The fair will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Trade Mart Building at the Lamar-Dixon Expo... more »
  • Red Stick Store extended for flood victims to pick free clothes, items Play Video

    November 3, 2016 6:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Flood survivors will get the opportunity to shop for free clothes again tomorrow at the Red Stick Store in Cortana Mall. The program, organized by K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, State Representative "Ted" James and the Urban League of Louisiana, allows for flood victims to shop for free clothes and... more »
  • Livingston residents can get FEMA assistance for damaged graves

    November 3, 2016 11:05 AM

    LIVINGSTON – A community meeting will be held for residents with family members buried in Livingston Parish to get assistance for the reburial of caskets that were displaced by the August flood. According to the Livingston Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, 21 cemeteries have been damaged... more »
  • Deadline to set out flood debris for pick-up in EBR Nov. 6

    November 2, 2016 12:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The deadline for residents to put out their remaining debris curbside to the public right-of-way is Nov. 6. Any debris that is not curbside by Nov. 6 may not be collected by crews. City-Parish officials are urging any residents who are not able to meet the... more »
  • FEMA grant helps Livingston school campuses reopen following flood

    November 2, 2016 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE – With the help of a $17.5 million FEMA grant, Livingston Parish school campuses have reopened for students following the August flood. Students were able to return to the following Livingston Parish school campuses: Doyle Elementary, Holden School, Springfield Elementary, Denham Springs Junior High, Freshwater Elementary, Northside Elementary,... more »
  • ULL providing aid to 110 flood-affected students

    November 1, 2016 9:52 AM

    LAFAYETTE - A south Louisiana university says its distributing $65,000 to help 110 of its students overcome financial hardships brought on by the August floods. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette made the announcement in a Monday news release. DeWayne Bowie, vice president for Enrollment Management at ULL, says each... more »
  • Flood-damaged homes targeted by thieves overnight Play Video

    October 31, 2016 7:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Flood-damaged homes being repaired were targeted by thieves overnight. Homeowners on Proxie Drive in the Old Jefferson area said they found windows open and things missing when they showed up to do work around construction sites Monday. At least six homes were burglarized but there could... more »
  • FEMA offering free tips for repairing post-flood homes

    October 31, 2016 11:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE – FEMA is offering free information at area home-improvement stores about repairing or rebuilding homes damaged in the August flood. Representatives will answer questions and offer home-improvement tips to prevent and lessen damage from disasters. Most of the information is aimed at people who prefer "do-it-yourself"... more »
  • Edwards hopes to return to La. Governor's Mansion next month

    October 30, 2016 2:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards and his family hope to be back in the Louisiana Governor's Mansion by the end of November, months after the devastating mid-August flooding displaced them. Edwards and his family were forced to leave the mansion when chest-high water filled the basement and electricity... more »
  • Parents believe Central's top-rated schools are too strict on residency following flood Play Video

    October 25, 2016 10:41 PM

    CENTRAL - Parents of some Central Community School System students are frustrated with the strict school board, expressing how difficult it’s been to abide by the residency rules when they’ve recently flooded. Jessica Vandermark, a parent of two Central students, said after her flooded and relocated for weeks. ... more »
  • Flood victims get pick of $3 million worth of clothes, toys and other items Play Video

    October 25, 2016 2:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than $3 million worth of items - from clothing by Aeropostale to to toys and other items from various companies - will be given away to flood victims this weekend. Organized by K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, State Representative "Ted" James and the Urban League of Louisiana, Red... more »
  • Flood damaged Livingston highway reopened

    October 25, 2016 11:14 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - One of the last roads still closed from the flood reopened this week. DOTD announced Tuesday, the bridge over West Colyell Creek was repaired and open. La. 1027 - or Burgess Avenue - was closed from Lockhart Road to Peak Lane after the flood damaged the... more »
  • Flood debris in Baton Rouge must be curbside by Nov. 6

    October 22, 2016 1:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge residents are being asked to haul any remaining debris left from the catastrophic mid-August flooding to their curbs by Nov. 6. East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Kip Holden's office says the debris collection efforts are reaching their final stages and flood debris not curbside by... more »
  • Pest control company mix-up solved by 2 On Your Side Play Video

    October 21, 2016 2:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One person who flooded in August says she found termites in her gutted home. Veronica Berteaux says she pays for an annual termite contract and was surprised she got the run-around when she tried to deal with the pests. When she couldn't get answers, she called... more »
  • More than a million in donations unloaded at Cortana Mall for flood victims Play Video

    October 19, 2016 10:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Volunteers spent the day unloading more than a million dollars worth of donations, going towards flood victims at an event next Thursday. Three to four stores worth of clothes, shoes, toys, cribs and other items were brought to the mall through a special program created by two... more »
  • FEMA unit delay, solved by 2 On Your Side Play Video

    October 19, 2016 5:55 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Many people are still waiting to get into their manufactured housing units following the August flood. Some say they've been locked out weeks for various reasons. Madeline Luke tells News Two she's been passed off from one person to the next, trying to get answers as... more »
  • New information: Debris pile fire caused by spontaneous combustion Play Video

    October 18, 2016 9:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fire investigators said Wednesday, an overnight fire at the bottom of a large pile of flood debris was sparked by spontaneous combustion. Around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, fire crews were dispatched to the debris collection site on N. Sherwood Forest. A fire had developed in the base... more »
  • Hotels booked, flood survivors having difficulty finding room Play Video

    October 18, 2016 7:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - FEMA extended it's checkout date for disaster survivors staying in hotels, but many hotels are booked solid. Cerita Smith was told she had to checkout of her hotel Tuesday morning, since it's booked and can no longer accommodate her. She's been staying there for a couple... more »
  • No time frame to reopen Alligator Bayou Road Play Video

    October 17, 2016 10:47 PM

    ST. GABRIEL- Iberville Parish President Mitch Ourso isn't sure how long repairs will take on Alligator Bayou Road south of Baton Rouge. Iberville and Ascension Parishes made five flood relief cuts in it during the August floods. "If we didn't make the road cuts then I'm scared to say... more »
  • 2 On Your Side helps man fight little-known mortgage rule; Gets $45,000 Play Video

    October 17, 2016 6:44 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A flood victim caught in an expensive stalemate with his mortgage company received half of the insurance award after calling 2 On Your Side. Allen Landry's home flood with about 4 1/2 feet of water in August. His insurance company valued damages and wrote a check... more »
  • Tickfaw State Park closed indefinitely due to flood

    October 17, 2016 4:36 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - Tickfaw State Park is indefinitely closed, the park advised recently. The park was damaged by the August 2016 flood. All park structures received water damage, the state reported on the site's website. The popular park is southwest of Springfield along the Tickfaw River. About half of... more »
  • La. 10 repaired, reopened after flood

    October 17, 2016 4:04 PM

    GREEENSBURG - Flood-damaged Highway 10 in St. Helena reopened Monday. Westbound lanes reopened between Greensburg and the East Feliciana Parish line, DOTD said. Parts of the travel lane and shoulder washed out on August 12, 2016, when the Baton Rouge area experienced record flooding. It was along this... more »
  • Shelter at Home deadline extended to October 21

    October 14, 2016 9:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - FEMA has approved the state's request to extend the deadline to apply for the Shelter at Home program to October 21. The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness says the need to extend the deadline was noticeable after hundreds of Louisiana flood survivors registered... more »
  • Tax bill assessments delayed until February due to flood Play Video

    October 14, 2016 12:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The East Baton Rouge Tax Assessor has announced that due to the August flood some tax assessments are null and void and will require reassessment, delaying when residents will receive them. At this time, the tax assessor anticipates that reassessments will be completed by the first... more »
  • Rival high schools bonded after flood during joint pep rally Play Video

    October 13, 2016 10:19 PM

    GONZALES - Students from East Ascension and St. Amant High School is letting their rivalry be heard, as they come together for a joint pep rally 2 months after the flood. Outside the Lamar Dixon Expo Center, it is not hard to tell, Ascension Parish families are still struggling. Many... more »
  • More than 800 Central flood-damaged homes gone unreported Play Video

    October 13, 2016 10:04 PM

    CENTRAL - Central has posted a list of 800 homes with damage worth more than 50 percent of the value of their home, gone without being reported to various government agencies. Two months after the flood, some homeowners say there are various reasons they have not reported the damage to... more »
  • Displaced residents staying in motel create own community Play Video

    October 13, 2016 5:51 PM

    LIVINGSTON – Two months since the flood and hundreds of families are still displaced and living off donations however, residents at one motel have formed their own community of support. One resident staying at the motel, Daniel Howell, manages to drag himself and his wheelchair up and down the... more »
  • Disaster resource fair to be held for flood victims

    October 13, 2016 12:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A disaster recovery resource fair for homeowners and renters who were impacted by the flooding that devastated the state in August. The fair will be a "one stop shop" for information and resources from federal, state and other agencies to assist residents in their recovery efforts.... more »
  • Tips for understanding the flood insurance claim process

    October 13, 2016 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE – State and federal officials are encouraging residents to monitor their insurance claims process after reporting their losses following the August flood. Residents have 120 days from the date of their loss to file a claim in they are a National Flood Insurance Program policyholder in Louisiana.... more »
  • New voting locations for residents due to August flood Play Video

    October 12, 2016 6:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE – With election day just a month away, some voters still do not where to vote since some voting locations have changed due to the August flood. Kellsy Lloyd, a new resident to East Baton Rouge Parish, is one of those voters. "I have no idea where to... more »
  • Baker mayor: Flood debris pickup nearly complete

    October 12, 2016 10:06 AM

    BAKER - Flood debris pickup is nearly complete in Baker. Mayor Darnell Waites told the city council Tuesday $300,000 has been spent on debris pickup. Waits said the Federal Emergency Management Agency will reimburse the city. With new construction going on related to the flood, Waits says that debris will... more »
  • Error increased man's power bill; DEMCO inspecting meters Play Video

    October 11, 2016 6:48 PM

    ZACHARY - While many have noticed higher utility bills in September and October since usage was estimated when meter readers could not access properties during the flood in August, one man in Zachary said an error caused his to increase by 30%. Ty Meloncon told 2 On Your Side... more »
  • TV photographer assigned to cover flood says he'll never forget the people of La.

    October 11, 2016 3:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Through a video essay, a local TV news photographer recalled the heartbreaking images he encountered while covering the August floods in south Louisiana. "I'll never forget all the people who needed help," Randy Garcia said over video showing flooded homes and dead animals. Garcia produced the... more »
  • City-Parish officials asking residents to help report debris collection needs

    October 11, 2016 10:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Mayor Kip Holden and officials of the City-Parish are asking residents for help in identifying where debris still needs to be collected following the August flood. Any residents whose flood debris is placed curbside and in need of collection should contact the City-Parish by completing an... more »
  • Livingston Parish gets high number of federal loans Play Video

    October 10, 2016 11:30 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Livingston Parish has the highest rate of federal loans awarded among parishes affected by the August flood. According to statistics provided by the Small Business Administration, 3,646 loans have been granted in a parish where 90 percent of structures reportedly flooded. In comparison, East Baton Rouge... more »
  • Second month of DSNAP begins for 11 flood-impacted parishes

    October 10, 2016 4:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The second month of DSNAP benefits has begun for residents within the 11 disaster-affected parishes following the August flood. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service granted the state's request for an additional month of DSNAP benefits in the following parishes: - Acadia... more »
  • Senator: Louisiana to get $437M in flood recovery assistance

    October 8, 2016 11:16 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Sen. Bill Cassidy says Louisiana will get $437 million of the $500 million in flood recovery assistance allocated by Congress. Cassidy announced the news in a press release Friday. Congress approved the $500 million in flood recovery assistance as part of a hybrid spending measure passed in... more »

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