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David Blake
August 30, 2017 - 12:00 pm
Having the resources needed to handle massive amounts of evacuees is very important in a situtaion like the one Texas is experiencing. Officals believe Louisiana is in good shape, just in case. Mike Steele, Communications Director for the Governors office of Homeland Security, says should an...
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Jim Hanzo
August 30, 2017 - 9:16 am
Today, President Donald Trump visits Missouri to unveil his tax reform plan. Reports are Trump is hoping to bring down taxes for all while closing loopholes. But can the country afford to have taxes cut at this time? We checked with New Orleanians to get their thoughts. "We need a tax cut depending...
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Chris Miller
August 30, 2017 - 8:45 am
Hundreds of Louisiana volunteers, who make up the "Cajun Navy," are assisting first responders conduct search and rescue efforts in Texas. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards says the state is working with the Cajun Navy to coordinate efforts. He says they are not regulating the volunteer citizens...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
August 30, 2017 - 7:57 am
Things are looking much better for the greater New Orleans area with Harvey moving ashore in Western Louisiana. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu told WWL First News, "It looks like this one missed us." "We're good," the mayor said. "I think we are going to be okay for the rest of the day." He says...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
August 30, 2017 - 6:34 am
The National Hurricane Center says Harvey moved ashore near Cameron, Louisiana early this morning. The brunt of the rain associated with the system has been falling near the Texas/Louisiana line and near the Alabama/Florida line. Forecasters say those areas could see another six inches of Harvey...
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August 30, 2017 - 5:32 am
The National Hurricane Center says Harvey is back on land after coming ashore early Wednesday just west of Cameron, Louisiana. The tropical storm is expected to weaken and continue to the north. The storm returned to land about 5 miles west of Cameron with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph. Center...
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Chris Miller
August 29, 2017 - 10:05 pm
A tropical storm warning has been posted from Grand Isle to Freeport, Texas At 10:00 p.m., Tropical Storm Harvey is moving towards the coast at 6 miles per hour, with maximum winds of 50 miles per hour. The National Hurricane Center now expects the center of Harvey to cross over the Gulf coast near...
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Chris Miller
August 29, 2017 - 7:35 pm
LSU officials today laid out details for tickets for this Saturday's college football kickoff versus BYU. The game was moved from Houston's NRG Stadium to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome after Hurricane Harvey flooded the Houston area. Here is the information the school announced today: LSU ANNOUNCES...
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Jim Hanzo
August 29, 2017 - 4:09 pm
Mayor Mitch Landrieu at an afternoon news conference said New Orleans has had about 3 to 4 inches of rain so far, although he said, in some areas have seen as much as 5 to 6 inches. Mayor Mitch Landrieu 8-29-17.mp3 (function ($) { Drupal.behaviors.media_displays.loadRampAudio($('[data-media-loading...
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Chris Miller
August 29, 2017 - 2:04 pm
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards today said that over the next 24 hours, southwest Louisiana will see an additional 10 to 24 inches of rain as Tropical Storm Harvey makes it's next landfall. John Bel Edwards GOHSEP newser 8-29-17.mp3 (function ($) { Drupal.behaviors.media_displays.loadRampAudio...
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