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Ascension president asking FEMA for additional aid after Hurricane Ida

Ascension president asking FEMA for additional aid after Hurricane Ida

Posted 2:22 PM 9/16/2021 by WBRZ Staff

Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment sent a letter to the White House Thursday requesting additional federal assistance for the parish. 

On Thursday, the parish president sent the request to President Joe Biden asking that Ascension be made eligible for all categories of public (More)

9/15/2021

What to do if FEMA denies your Hurricane Ida claim

What to do if FEMA denies your Hurricane Ida claim

Posted 11:30 AM 9/15/2021 by WBRZ Staff

Louisianans in 25 parishes are now eligible for federal assistance through FEMA after Hurricane Ida, and many have already been approved or denied in the weeks since. 

Here's what you should know if your claim is (More)

9/13/2021

Hurricane-damaged St. Helena Parish braces for the next storm

Hurricane-damaged St. Helena Parish braces for the next storm

Posted 7:16 PM 9/13/2021 by Earl Phelps

ST. HELENA PARISH - Utility workers are repairing power lines in the front yard of Cindi Tranchina's home near Greensburg. She's been without power for two weeks.

"This is the worst storm I've ever been through. I'll never do it again," Tranchina said.

Tranchina's lights went out (More)

9/14/2021

Governor will hold Tuesday storm briefing; watch it live here

Governor will hold Tuesday storm briefing; watch it live here

Posted 11:41 AM 9/14/2021 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - Governor John Bel Edwards will hold a news briefing Tuesday afternoon to discuss preparations ahead of Tropical Storm Nicholas.

WBRZ will stream the news conference live here at 3:30 p.m..

Click here to watch live (More)

9/13/2021

Ascension Parish declares state of emergency ahead of Nicholas

Ascension Parish declares state of emergency ahead of Nicholas

Posted 12:12 PM 9/13/2021 by WBRZ Staff

Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment declared a state of emergency Monday ahead of potential heavy rains brought by Tropical Storm Nicholas. 

The parish said it is also making sandbags and tarps available ahead of the storm.

Read the full statement below.

On (More)

Yesterday

EBR's FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Center opens Thursday

Posted 6:46 PM 9/16/2021 by Paula Jones

UPDATE: The parish says the MRIC will now stay open through Sept. 29. 

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BATON ROUGE - Storm recovery efforts continue in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas following Hurricane Ida's impact on south Louisiana, and area leaders have created (More)

9/13/2021

Sunday Journal: Back to school after Hurricane Ida

Posted 4:03 AM 9/13/2021 by WBRZ Staff

Hurricane Ida left a number of South Louisiana schools with a series of challenges after making landfall in August and unleashing significant rains and winds on the area.

Now that schools are making efforts to (More)

9/12/2021

Relief workers on the ground helping hurricane victims in Donaldsonville

Posted 9:50 PM 9/12/2021 by Earl Phelps

DONALDSONVILLE - Workers with three different disaster relief agencies were in Donaldsonville Sunday to help victims of Hurricane Ida through their time.

"The devastation is real. We're just thankful that there was no loss of life, but the restoration process is going to take quite some (More)

9/11/2021

Parishes expect approval for disaster food stamps soon - here's how to apply

Parishes expect approval for disaster food stamps soon - here's how to apply

Posted 6:00 PM 9/11/2021 by Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE - Disaster food stamps are in the process of being approved for parishes impacted by Hurricane Ida.

State officials said the full approval is expected within days.  The federal government must approve the request, which would make disaster food stamp money available to (More)

9/14/2021

Tangipahoa Parish schools delay reopening due to Tropical Storm Nicholas

Tangipahoa Parish schools delay reopening due to Tropical Storm Nicholas

Posted 11:31 AM 9/14/2021 by WBRZ Staff

UPDATE: Tangipahoa Parish has delayed the reopening of schools due to Tropical Storm Nicholas. Tentative start date for all students is now Sept. 21.

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Tangipahoa Parish announced Friday it will begin reopening schools Sept. 15, with more (More)

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