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  • Broome rolls out plan for $11 million disaster recovery

    March 15, 2017 2:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced a plan for the $11 million in disaster recovery for Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish. The money was awarded last year by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through the Community Development Block Grant funds following the... more »
  • Man pleads not guilty to fraud on oil-spill recovery claim

    March 12, 2017 3:26 PM

    GULFPORT, Miss. - A man has pleaded not guilty to charges involving fraud in a $172,800 oil-spill recovery claim in 2010. The Sun Herald reported Saturday that 39-year-old Leonard Charles Thomas said he didn't receive the money by claiming he lost work as a deckhand after the BP oil spill.... more »
  • Donaldsonville still recovering one month after tornado Play Video

    March 8, 2017 9:14 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - One month after devastating tornadoes ripped through South Louisiana, residents of one small town are struggling to get back on their feet. The city and parish cleaned the streets of debris almost overnight, but it appears most of the rebuilding process stopped there. Out of around... more »
  • Entergy presents flood recovery grants to Salvation Army, St. Bernard Project

    March 7, 2017 5:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Entergy presented grants, totaling $225,000, to the Salvation Army and the St. Bernard Project in efforts to help the community recover from the August flood. The grants were presented to the Salvation Army and the St. Bernard Project, which helps to rebuild damaged homes and buildings.... more »
  • HUD approves plan for appropriation of flood relief money

    February 16, 2017 8:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development had approved the first part of an action plan on how to use flood recovery money. The first appropriation is for about $438 million. "This is great news for nearly 200,000 families who were impacted by historic... more »
  • FEMA mobile disaster recovery center to open for tornado survivors in Livingston Parish

    February 15, 2017 4:02 PM

    LIVINGSTON – A FEMA mobile disaster recovery center will open on Feb. 16 in Livingston Parish for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of last week's tornadoes. The mobile recovery center is located at the Livingston Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness... more »
  • Disaster recovery fair to be held in Denham Springs Feb. 18

    February 15, 2017 11:36 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – A disaster recovery resource fair will be held in Denham Springs for homeowners and renters. The fair will be held on Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North Park Auditorium located at 30372 Eden Road. The event is free to the public.... more »
  • FEMA details federal aid programs for tornado victims

    February 12, 2017 3:13 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has released details on the federal aid programs that will be available to victims of the recent tornadoes in certain parishes. The programs can be made available as needed and warranted under Governor John Bel Edwards declaration as approved by President Trump.... more »
  • Office of Community Development asking for input from flood-affected areas

    February 1, 2017 1:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Office of Community Development has again scheduled a series of public meetings for Louisiana’s regions that were impacted by the historic 2016 floods. The meetings are free and no reservations are required. The meetings provide residents an opportunity to view and comment on... more »
  • SBA's business recovery center in Baker to close on Jan. 13

    January 7, 2017 4:34 PM

    BAKER – The Small Business Administration will close its Business Recovery Center in Baker on Jan. 13. The center, located at the Baker Workforce Development Center at 3262 Baker Boulevard, will close at 6 p.m. The center was open to assist businesses who were impacted by the August... more »
  • HUD awards Louisiana $1.2 billion in disaster recovery funds

    December 23, 2016 12:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The U.S. Housing and Urban Development awarded Louisiana $1.2 billion to help recovery efforts after historic flooding this year. The agency awarded a total of $1.8 billion to states including Louisiana, West Virginia, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida through HUD's Community Development Block Grant-Disaster... more »
  • Waste Management donates $200,000 grant to Livingston for flood recovery

    December 22, 2016 11:01 AM

    LIVINGSTON – Livingston Parish has received a $200,000 grant from Waste Management for flood recovery. The donation was made to Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard's Christmas Crusade, a non-profit dedicated to helping those in need within the parish. The funds will be placed into a "Louisiana Rises" account, officials... more »
  • FEMA disaster recovery centers close; some transition to loan outreach centers Play Video

    December 16, 2016 6:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE – All FEMA disaster recovery centers that have been open since the August flood will close today at 6 p.m. The centers have been a place for residents to receive assistance on how to rebuild. One flood survivor, Jimmy Halford, has been to the centers multiple... more »
  • Doctors say Deputy Tullier is "fully conscious" Play Video

    December 14, 2016 4:46 PM

    HOUSTON - Doctors said that injured East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputy Nick Tullier is "fully conscious" at a press conference on Thursday to discuss his recovery. Tullier was moved from Our Lady of the Lake to the TIRR Memorial Hermann rehabilitation hospital in Houston last month to help in... more »
  • Remaining disaster recovery centers to close by Friday

    December 13, 2016 2:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The remaining FEMA disaster recovery centers will close by Friday, Dec. 16. On Tuesday, Dec. 13, the disaster center at Old Neighbors Bank in Central will close at 6 p.m. Disaster recovery centers in at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Ascension Parish and the... more »
  • Congress Oks more than $1.25B for Louisiana flood recovery

    December 10, 2016 7:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Congress has approved more than $1.25 billion for Louisiana's flood recovery. The additional allocation approved Friday means Congress has dedicated between $1.8 billion and $1.9 billion, including an initial $438 million in disaster relief funds, for Louisiana's long-term rebuilding. Still, that's short of the at least $2.6... more »
  • EBR disaster recovery center to become disaster loan center

    December 8, 2016 10:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The U.S. Small Business Administration is opening a disaster loan outreach center on Monday, Dec. 12 to assist flood survivors. The center will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Dec. 15. The center will be located at: St. Louis... 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 »
  • With fires under control, Israel turns to recovery efforts

    November 27, 2016 11:44 AM

    JERUSALEM - Israel's prime minister says a rash of fires that has raged for five days is "not yet over" but that the focus has moved on to recovery efforts. Benjamin Netanyahu convened his Cabinet Sunday in Haifa, the hardest-hit city, where major blazes forced tens of thousands of people... 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 »
  • Disaster recovery center in Baker to close Saturday

    November 19, 2016 3:44 PM

    BAKER – The disaster recovery center located in Baker will close on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. The center is located at the following address: The Council on Aging 3334 Jefferson St. Baker, LA 70714 Assistance from the Small Business Administration has been relocated to the Workforce... more »
  • Elderly, disabled to get priority in flood recovery plan Play Video

    November 18, 2016 4:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fixing flood-damaged homes owned by thousands of elderly or disabled residents would be Louisiana's first priority under a plan for spending the state's initial allocation of $400 million in federal flood recovery funds. Only a fraction of the state's flood victims can benefit from the spending plan... more »
  • Ascension Parish disaster recovery center to remain open until Dec. 16

    November 16, 2016 5:41 PM

    ASCENSION – The Ascension Parish disaster recovery center will remain open until Dec. 16, parish officials say. The center, located at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center 4H Building will remain open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Disaster survivors who have registered with FEMA may visit any... more »
  • Two Livingston Parish disaster recovery centers to close Nov. 15

    November 11, 2016 3:08 PM

    LIVINGSTON – Two Livingston Parish disaster recovery centers will close at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15. One of the centers closing is located at the St. Joseph Catholic Church at 15710 La Highway 16 in French Settlement. A second center is closing at the Sidney Hutchinson Park located at... more »
  • Iberia Parish disaster recovery center closing Nov. 14

    November 10, 2016 5:13 PM

    NEW IBERIA – The Iberia Pairsh disaster recovery center at the Fire Protection District Training Center will close at 6 p.m. on Nov. 14. The center is located at the Iberia Parish Fire Protection District Training Center at 2417 Darnall Road. Officials say that the need for the disaster... more »
  • Disaster recovery center in EBR moving to new location

    November 9, 2016 11:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The East Baton Rouge Parish disaster recovery center in Central is moving to a new location. The disaster recovery center is currently located at the following address: Central Parking Lot 13421 Hooper Road Central, LA 70818 The new location for the center will be... 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 »
  • Cajun Army needs volunteers to answer the call Play Video

    October 23, 2016 8:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE – About two dozen soldiers with the Cajun Army gathered for a prayer vigil at the State Capitol Sunday. The soldiers say they are looking for direction in their effort to help flood victims in need. Crews spent the day in French Settlement gutting the home of... more »
  • EBR disaster recovery center to close Oct. 20

    October 18, 2016 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The FEMA disaster recovery center in East Baton Rouge Parish is closing on Oct. 20. The center, located at the Zachary Men's Club on Rollins Road, will close at 6 p.m. Officials say that the need for the center has diminished and will result in... 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 »
  • Louisiana receives $438 million 'down payment' for flood assistance

    October 13, 2016 12:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards announced Thursday that the state will receive $438 million for flood recovery. Edwards’ announcement comes two months after devastating floods ravaged south Louisiana. The flood recovery money will also go to rebuilding efforts for the severe flooding in March. “Historic... more »
  • FEMA sends blank denial letter Play Video

    October 4, 2016 11:53 PM

    CENTRAL- Flood survivor Thomas Maloy has jumped through all sorts of hoops trying to get federal aid. But it was the FEMA denial letter he received Tuesday that hit him like a bad joke. "I've been going back and forth with FEMA and then I got this wonderful letter... more »
  • Shelter at Home expensive for tax payers Play Video

    October 3, 2016 11:57 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Louisiana's Shelter at Home program spends an exorbitant amount of money on basic home repairs. For example, to purchase and install a $38 toilet, federal and state taxpayers are charged $344. $985 for a $200 window air conditioner and $850 for a $97 kitchen sink. The cost... more »
  • Flood recovery group told: Work 'to restore our great state'

    September 28, 2016 7:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards charged members of his flood recovery planning group to be bold and innovative in its response to the mid-August flooding and to "devise a plan to restore our great state." The Democratic governor spoke Wednesday as the Restore Louisiana Task Force held its... more »
  • Disaster Recovery Centers Adjust Weekend Hours

    September 17, 2016 3:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - FEMA disaster recovery centers are adjusting their weekend hours. Sunday Adjustments: The following disaster recovery centers will be open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays: Livingston Parish St. Joseph Catholic Church 15710 Highway 16 French Settlement, LA 70733 ... more »
  • Louisiana's cost to respond to flooding could reach $81M

    September 16, 2016 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's share of response costs to the August flooding could reach $81 million or more. That's the estimate lawmakers received Friday, in a first accounting by Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration about the possible exposure for a state struggling with budget gaps. While the federal government will... more »
  • FEMA disaster recovery center opens in St. James Parish

    September 15, 2016 10:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A FEMA disaster recovery center is opening Thursday in St. James Parish to assist flood victims. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week until further notice. The center is located at the New Zion Gospel Baptist Church located at... more »
  • Residents in Denham Springs urged to double check rebuilding permits Play Video

    September 14, 2016 11:20 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- If you live in the city limits of Denham Springs and were issued a building permit by the parish, you need to stop work immediately until you get the proper permit from the city. If you don't, it could affect your wallet. City leaders say if you don't... more »
  • Governor Edwards establishes flood recovery task force

    September 14, 2016 9:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Governor John Bel Edwards has announced the establishment of a task force for flood recovery in the state. The task force, Restore Louisiana Task Force, is charged with overseeing the state's recovery efforts from the recent historic flooding. "The Restore Louisiana Task Force will help... more »
  • Homeowners left in limbo over whether to elevate their homes Play Video

    September 13, 2016 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Estimates indicate hundreds if not thousands of homeowners are in various stages of limbo, waiting to see if their homes need to be elevated. For those waiting, their recovery is stymied, as they wait to find out details from local and federal governments. The hard hit Centurion Place... more »
  • Garret Graves leads tour of flood battered Sherwood Forest

    September 10, 2016 9:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Representative Garret Graves gave a tour to U.S. congress members Saturday of the flood damaged Sherwood Forest area of Baton Rouge. Graves told WBRZ News 2 that he wants the representatives to talk to the homeowners and businesses owners to make sure the state gets the... more »
  • Metro Council discusses debris removal, votes on elevation requirements

    September 7, 2016 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The East Baton Rouge Metro Council hosted a special meeting Wednesday evening at City Hall in downtown Baton Rouge to discuss parish elevation requirements after last month’s historic flooding. The council voted to raise "substantial damage" to 50 percent of the homes value for... more »
  • State officials to host community flood relief meetings

    September 7, 2016 2:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE – State officials are holding two community meetings in an effort to help residents recovering from last month's flood. The meetings are to give residents information about recovery programs and services available for flood relief. The meetings will be hosted by State Senator Regina Barrow in... more »
  • Mobile disaster recovery center opens in Livingston Parish for flood victims

    September 5, 2016 2:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A mobile disaster recovery center has opened in Livingston Parish to assist flood victims. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week until further notice. The center is located at the following address: Recreation Center at Sidney Hutchinson Park... more »
  • FEMA hiring temporary workers for disaster recovery aid

    September 4, 2016 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana residents looking for temporary work have an opportunity to help in the recovery process by working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA is advertising through the Louisiana Workforce Commission to fill open positions at its disaster recovery offices in the state. These are full-time jobs,... more »
  • Officials advise applicants not to splurge their disaster assistance grants

    August 31, 2016 2:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE – State and federal officials are advising flood applicants who have received disaster assistance grants or loans to resist the urge to splurge and make smart decisions with their recovery funds. With more than $202 million in assistance already granted to applicants, officials remind that assistance is... more »
  • Sound stage used for Tom Cruise production now flood recovery center

    August 31, 2016 12:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It once played host to Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Tom Cruise and many others but Wednesday, Stage 6 at Celtic Media Centre was the set of a reality series too many are living: life in a rebuilding, post-flood world. FEMA opened a Disaster Recovery Center inside... more »
  • FEMA to open disaster recovery center at Celtic Studios

    August 30, 2016 11:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - FEMA will open a disaster recovery center Wednesday, Aug. 31 in East Baton Rouge to assist flood victims. The center will be located at Celtic Studios at 10000 Celtic Drive, Baton Rouge and will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. until further notice. Representatives... more »
  • U.S. Rep. Mica, Congressman Graves critique FEMA's response efforts Play Video

    August 29, 2016 7:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE – U.S. Representative John Mica of Florida and Baton Rouge Congressman Garret Graves toured flood damaged neighborhoods in South Louisiana from the sky on Monday. Mica, who chairs the U.S. House subcommittee that oversees FEMA, said that the relief agency has been pitiful in dealing with the... more »
  • FEMA recovery center opens in Lafayette

    August 29, 2016 12:12 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has opened a disaster recovery center in Lafayette. FEMA says in a news release that the center, which opened Sunday, will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice. Flood survivors will receive assistance and information... more »
  • In Denham Springs, even modest recovery raises hope

    August 28, 2016 2:59 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Even the most modest signs of recovery are lifting weary spirits in Denham Springs, a Baton Rouge suburb at the epicenter of the catastrophic flooding in south Louisiana. Floodwaters damaged an estimated 90 percent of homes and businesses in the city, but Mayor Gerard Landry and many... more »
  • Fire marshal establishes guidelines for re-opening businesses after flooding

    August 26, 2016 12:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With Louisiana business owners entering the earliest stages of recovery as floodwaters recede, the State Fire Marshal’s Office has issued some guidelines to help business owners resume operations as soon as possible. The guidelines listed below will remain in effect until Nov. 30. - State... more »
  • Mayor of Central estimates 90 percent of his city flooded Play Video

    August 24, 2016 5:35 PM

    CENTRAL- The Mayor of Central estimates 90 percent of the residents in his city took on water of some kind from last week's catastrophic flooding. The Mayor estimates half of the residents had flood insurance. That is making things especially challenging for those trying to bounce back. As the emotional... more »
  • Residents in North Baton Rouge work to recover from flood Play Video

    August 23, 2016 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Many people in North Baton Rouge say there aren't enough hands to get recovery work done following last week's flood. Living Faith Center in North Baton Rouge was a shelter for Katrina Storm victims, but now the church itself is a victim. We want the... more »
  • LSU economist estimates one- year recovery period from flood

    August 22, 2016 12:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE – With 31 inches of rain, 13 people dead, more than 30,000 residents and 1,400 rescued, some say it will take one year to recover from the recent flood damage that struck the state last week. James Richardson, LSU economist and professor of public administration, says that... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • St. Helena Hawk football team helps with flood recovery efforts Play Video

    August 19, 2016 11:20 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – The St. Helena Hawk football team spent the day gutting homes and carrying water-soaked furniture to the street following the recent flooding in the area. Many of the players have friends and family dealing with devastation, but on Friday the team made a choice to help others.... more »
  • Samaritan's Purse volunteer group begins clean-up work for flood victims

    August 19, 2016 10:46 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Volunteers with Samaritan's Purse are arriving from all over the country to help flood victims. Little by little, one load at a time, volunteers are throwing out the pieces. "It's hot and there's a lot of stuff and it's the first time I've ever done, I've... more »
  • More ZIP codes approved for Phase one of DSNAP

    August 19, 2016 3:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE – State Officials announced Friday the locations where residents in eight parishes can apply for DSNAP benefits next week. According to the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, the first of three phases begins Monday, Aug. 22, through Saturday Aug. 27. Phase One includes eight parishes.... more »
  • La. National Guard rescues more than 19K following flooding

    August 18, 2016 7:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Thousands of Louisiana National Guardsmen are working tirelessly for flood response efforts in the Baton Rouge area. As of Thursday, Aug. 18, the Louisiana National Guard has rescued over 19,040 citizens and 2,660 pets. The LANG has issued more than 76, 930 MRE's, 465 tarps and... more »
  • Gov. Edwards: We're moving from response to recovery

    August 18, 2016 2:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards says we’re on our way from response to recovery, but we’re not out of the woods yet. Edwards said some record flood water remains as FEMA teams have already begun making assessments. The governor stressed that residents begin registering at www.disasterassistance.gov as... 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 »
  • LSU Volleyball finds fan's wedding ring during cleanup efforts

    August 17, 2016 4:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In a continuing trend of student athletes pitching in during a trying time, the LSU Volleyball team turned out to an LSU fan’s house to help him get started with the cleanup. While the extra help was enough of a surprise, Dennis Denicola got some amazing... 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 »
  • EBR debris removal contract activated in response to recent flooding

    August 16, 2016 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The City-Parish has activated its debris removal contract in response to recent catastrophic flooding. Debris contractors have begun to formulate their plans for removal based on areas where flood water has generated the greatest volume of debris and the extent to which these areas can be... more »
  • Louisiana receives $19.5 million FEMA disaster recovery grant

    August 9, 2016 4:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Health has received more than $19.5 million to assist communities throughout the state that are still recovering from the severe flooding that occurred this past spring. The grant, called the Disaster Case Management grant is from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and... more »
  • Wounded deputy remains in hospital; father says 'only hope is for a miracle'

    August 5, 2016 1:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE – BRPD Deputy Nick Tullier remains in the hospital and his family says their only hope for his recovery is a miracle. Tullier's father posted on the Nick Tullier Strong Facebook page to give an update on his son's condition. His father wrote that Nick is going... more »
  • Governor requests SBA assistance in Assumption after strong winds

    June 8, 2016 10:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards has officially filed a request that the U.S. Small Business Administration offer SBA Disaster Assistance loans for residents of Assumption Parish that were recently affected by severe weather. On May 19, the parish saw strong straight-line winds that caused damage to a... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Gales discusses doing what doctors, others thought he couldn't Play Video

    May 17, 2016 1:04 PM

    ATLANTA - Devon Gales' mother shared amazing news about his road to recovery Tuesday. She posted a video on Facebook showing Devon moving his legs on his own, something the family thought was impossible after he was injured in the Southern Jags' season opening football game against the University... more »
  • Disaster Recovery Centers in place to help flood recovery

    March 24, 2016 12:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE – As cleanup and recovery begins after damaging rain and flooding, federal disaster officials have set up recovery centers across Louisiana to aid residents. FEMA says it has opened several Disaster Recovery Centers accross the state to help residents as cleanup efforts begin. Volunteers and represenatives from... more »
  • Regions Bank to offer financial services to flood recovery residents

    March 21, 2016 10:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Regions Bank is now offering financial services to Louisiana and Mississippi residents who are recovering from the recent flooding and severe weather. Financial services include personal and business loan payment deferrals, unsecured personal lines of credit to help with flood recovery, and penalty-free withdrawals. Louisiana... more »

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