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WASHINGTON, D.C. - After Governor John Bel Edwards declared a 'State of Emergency' for the State of Louisiana, both the parish and city of Denham Springs followed suit.
The disaster declarations open up the funnel for federal funds and support, but only if President Donald Trump declares the final level of the emergency.
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LIVINGSTON PARISH, La. (WAFB) - Fortunately, Hurricane Barry did not deliver the punch it initially threatened, but that didn’t keep many in Livingston Parish from worrying about the wall along I-12. Improved designs in the wall barricade are now part of a federal law.
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Tuesday, July 9, 2019 — A storm moving through the Gulf of Mexico has a fair chance of sending heavy rainfall to the northern and eastern Gulf Coast this week. Experts say flooding is almost certain and people in the region should get ready now. The American Red Cross offers steps people can take to be ready for this severe weather:
Congress overwhelmingly approved the legislation in September 2018, but holdups with the Office of Budget Management led to a battle that ended when President Donald Trump ordered release of the funds last month.
An $8.8 million project aimed at easing traffic problems near the Mississippi River bridge in Baton Rouge may be finished next month.
The state is opening a new, Terrace Avenue exit off Interstate 110 South.
Work began last August and was supposed to be finished this month.
BATON ROUGE - A neighborhood along Acadian Thruway, near I-10 and Dawson Creek, is tired of flooding. The most recent storm on June 6, 2019, was the final straw.
At least 17 homes flooded along Honeysuckle Ave. and surrounding streets. Piles of debris sit at the curb, as it has in the past since this isn't the first time some of these homes have flooded.
There’s a lot of moving parts surrounding the Amite River.
Several communities shed their water into the river’s basin, which runs about 117 miles from its mouth in Mississippi, with roughly 37 miles of those being navigable.
Households of $90,000 or more must appeal to the state for a hardship to repay the SBA loan. The ball will now be in the court of Governor John Bel Edwards to define “hardship.”