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Officials said Monday that they are aiming to complete construction of a new federal levee system protecting LaPlace and surrounding areas by 2023, the first concrete timeline for a project originally conceived nearly 50 years ago.
ammie Angel and her husband scrambled to raise the furniture in their home and evacuate at 3 a.m. on Aug. 14, 2016.
ST. AMANT, LA (WAFB) -
Students in Ascension Parish head back to class one week from Wednesday. And it will be a homecoming for a lot of schools that are reopening after the August 2016 flooding.
In approving a four-month extension of the National Flood Insurance Program on Tuesday, the U.S. Senate did a good thing for the people of Louisiana who depend on the program to sustain homes and businesses in the region. We commend the members of Louisiana’s congressional delegation who worked to secure the extension in both the House and Senate.
DENHAM SPRINGS – A Senate vote on the duplication of benefits issue could come sooner than expected.
The Senate will likely bring the matter to a vote by mid-August, Congressman Garret Graves said Tuesday after the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals Luncheon on Tuesday at Greystone Country Club.
The vote is long overdue, he said.
DENHAM SPRINGS — Opening a U.S. Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program at any school would be an achievement. There are just 235 in the country at any given time, and offering such a program is considered an honor.
We strongly support the governor's action today to increase federal financial assistance to flood victims and will continue to work with HUD, the state and the Restore Program to speed the distribution of recovery funding to impacted homeowners so that they can get back in their homes and return to some degree of normalcy.
Desperate for affordable fixes to daily traffic problems near the Interstate 10 Mississippi River bridge, Gov. John Bel Edwards and other state, federal and local officials Monday broke ground on a "game changer" project touted as a way to make life easier for motorists.
The $8.8 million plan will create a new, Terrace Avenue exit left off Interstate 110 South.
Some Members of Congress from other states are calling for abolishing our country’s Immigration and Custom Enforcement, “ICE.” I completely disagree with this idea and am working to stop any movement on that front: it’s the wrong direction for the United States.
BATON ROUGE – Completion on the relocation of power lines and property acquisition will top the work order list for the construction of the Comite River Diversion Canal, officials from the project task force said in a meeting Tuesday.