Latest Weather Blog
St. Amant fire chief hoping for government funding to repair five stations
ASCENSION PARISH - Hanging wires, broken air conditioners, and gaping holes in the ceilings and walls of five fire stations in St. Amant: Fire Chief James LeBlanc says he's fighting with FEMA to help rebuild them.
"As you can see it's still gutted, we are still fighting to get any type of help or any kind of assistance we can from the federal government," said Fire Chief LeBlanc.
All but one of the fire stations flooded in August 2016. Two are back in working order, but the chief says the others are beyond repair, including the St. Amant Fire Department’s headquarters.
It's been two years, and the walls at the main fire station stand without any insulation . LeBlanc says it is unbelievable to see emergency response buildings in such poor conditions.
However, FEMA argues that they've approved the fire department to get $90,000 to make repairs. LeBlanc says that check hasn't been written yet. If something doesn't come through, he says residents may be asked to help fund repairs.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Zachary police investigating afternoon shooting; search for gunman expands
Tensions rise at EBR schoolboard meeting after promise of 8% staff pay...
Pool company a no-show following repair requests
USACE to begin the largest study on the Mississippi River
Crawfisherman rescued after spending 24 hours stranded in swamp
LSU baseball prepares for NCAA Regional play
LSU, Tulane to meet in first round of Baton Rouge Regional as...
LSU president reminisces during team trip to DC
Southern baseball sweeps Arkansas-Pine Bluff to finish out regular season
A candid conversation with Kim Mulkey - Watch the half-hour special on...