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  • Residents can get FEMA rebuilding advice at home improvement stores

    September 23, 2016 7:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE — As Louisianans repair or rebuild their homes damaged by August floods, FEMA and local hardware stores have teamed up to provide free information on making homes stronger and safer. FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand to provide information at area Lowe’s stores... more »
  • Shelter at Home program leaves mess in St. Amant home Play Video

    September 21, 2016 11:37 PM

    ST. AMANT - Some homeowners are fed up with contractors not finishing the job they were hired to do by the state's Shelter at Home program. At one home in St. Amant, a mess was left behind for the homeowners to clean up. Connie and Paul Braud contacted Two... more »
  • Consultant to oversee Ascension Parish school rebuilding

    September 14, 2016 9:21 AM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish School Board has picked CSRS, a Baton Rouge firm, to oversee rebuilding flood-damaged school buildings and seeking FEMA reimbursement dollars. Chad Lynch, director of planning and construction for Ascension Parish schools, told board members at a special meeting Tuesday, CSRS was recommended by a selection... more »
  • Tourists help local flood victims rebuild Play Video

    September 1, 2016 6:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Volunteers have crossed states and even countries to help those who have lost everything in the recent historic flood. Gutting out flooded homes is not exactly what one would call a vacation, but some French tourists are adding that to the list of things to do... more »
  • Family that survived Katrina rebuilds again after recent flood Play Video

    August 29, 2016 7:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Many of the New Orleans residents who survived Hurricane Katrina moved to the Baton Rouge area to start over, however many did not think they would find themselves starting over again 11 years later. Jonathan and Lindsey Sumich were newlyweds when the eye of Hurricane Katrina... more »
  • Elderly St. Amant couple starts from scratch after flood Play Video

    August 24, 2016 6:49 PM

    ST. AMANT – One aged couple from St. Amant, is starting from scratch as they recover from last week's flood. Nail by nail Perry Germillion has been taking down what he worked so hard to build. "You work all your life to try and get a nice home and... more »
  • Debris removal coming soon to Ascension Parish Play Video

    August 21, 2016 10:50 PM

    GONZALES – Inside homes across Ascension Parish, materials and memories are being ripped from walls and thrown into the street. “It’s just like a nightmare that won’t end, can’t wake up from,” Brandon Settoon said. “It’s everything we had and bought over the last 25 years is gone.” ... more »
  • Baton Rouge area gets rain amid flood recovery

    August 21, 2016 5:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Parts of the Baton Rouge were getting thunderstorms with heavy rain as people continued cleaning out homes to recover from recent flooding. The National Weather Service says 2 to 3 inches of rain fell Sunday, and the area was under a flash flood warning until late afternoon.... more »
  • Man uses social media to help Livingston Parish residents gut homes

    August 20, 2016 6:21 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Driving down the streets in Livingston Parish, you hear hammering and scraping coming from thousands of homes. In James Poe’s home, they are just getting started. “It is a mixture of sad, disbelief and hope,” Poe said. Sitting out front of his home is... more »
  • All state offices to reopen Monday

    August 20, 2016 4:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE – State officials announced Saturday that all state offices in Louisiana will re-open Monday. According to a release from Commissioner Jay Dardenne’s office Saturday afternoon, state offices in all parishes will re-open on Aug. 22. “I thank the many state workers who have worked diligently during... more »
  • Amid Louisiana flood disaster, youngest bear mental scars

    August 20, 2016 3:14 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- After the flooding in south Louisiana, mental scars are already showing on the youngest victims. The disaster has left 13 dead, prompted more than 30,000 rescues and left an estimated 40,000 homes damaged. Children who endured harrowing rescues are returning home to a jarring landscape that even their... more »
  • Safety tips as post-flooding cleanup begins

    August 17, 2016 4:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Fire Department said Wednesday that residents should use caution when removing gypsum or sheetrock from flooded homes. “If the materials predate 1980, there is a strong possibility that they may contain asbestos,” officials said Tuesday. Asbestos is classified as a known human... more »
  • Determination, disbelief as waters recede

    August 17, 2016 3:57 PM

    ALBANY - Flood waters have receded in Louisiana's Livingston Parish, but they've left behind an atmosphere of determination to recover mixed with disbelief and uncertainty. In conversations, residents and business owners in the town of Albany repeatedly note that the area had never flooded before - and flood insurance wasn't... more »
  • Staying ahead of the mold, residents salvage what they can

    August 17, 2016 3:51 PM

    GONZALES - The heartbreaking task of sorting through waterlogged belongings and ripping out carpets and drywall is kicking into high gear in flood-wracked southern Louisiana. Residents will continue going back to their homes Wednesday, assessing damage and getting to work on repairs, in areas where the waters have receded enough.... more »
  • Hubig's pies maker plans to open new N.O. bakery

    May 29, 2013 2:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The company that makes the popular Hubig's snack pies plans to open a new bakery in New Orleans to replace one demolished by a fire last year. Members of the City Planning Commission voted Tuesday to approve Simon Hubig Pie Co.'s plan to open a bakery in... more »
  • Czechs help to rebuild West, Texas after blast

    April 24, 2013 8:01 PM

    PRAGUE- To honor thousands of Czechs who settled in Texas more than a hundred years ago, the Czech Republic will donate about $200,000 to help rebuild the town of West, Texas after a fertilizer plant explosion nearly leveled the town. The government says a significant number of people in the... more »

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