United Cajun Navy Aiding in the Hurricane Sally Response
The group estimates they have 25-30 boats ready to respond.
Laura on Track to be Second-largest Insured Loss Event in Louisiana
Hurricane Laura is estimated to be an $8-9 Billion insured loss event, the second-highest in the state’s history only behind Katrina.
Edwards Urging State to Not Repeat Mistakes of Memorial Day
Governor Edwards says our current escalation in COVID cases began almost exactly two weeks after Memorial Day and he wants residents to avoid a repeat for the 4th of July.
Texas/Louisiana Border Shutdown Recommended by New Orleans Lawmaker
New Orleans Senator Troy Carter is suggesting Louisiana should put some regulations into place for travelers coming into the state from Texas and other hot spots following an uptick in COVID-19 cases.
Saharan Dust Cloud Set to Arrive in Louisiana on Wednesday
A cloud of Saharan dust is crossing the Atlantic and is set to arrive in Louisiana by Wednesday, bringing with it more COVID-19 concerns.
Second Named Storm, Bertha, Forms Before Hurricane Season
The second named storm of 2020, Tropical Storm Bertha, formed today off the coast of the Carolinas prior to the official start of the 2020 hurricane season beginning June 1st.
Louisiana Ramps up Contact Tracing
The state is ramping up COVID-19 contact tracing this month and that means you may be getting a call from a health official if you or someone close to you tests positive.
Requirements Announced as Restaurants Prepare to Open Outdoor Dining
Beginning Friday, restaurants with existing outdoor seating across the state can allow customers to eat on-site.
Survey Shows Struggles of Crawfish Industry During COVID-19
A survey of crawfish producers shows the decreased demand for their crop has pummeled the industry at a time when producers usually make their most money.
Education Officials Provide Local School Districts with Grading Details
Historically, school systems used assessments to determine promotion to the next grade for students. Assistant state superintendent Ken Bradford says this year, the Department of Education is advising districts to use other tools.