The National Hurricane Center has classified Hurricane Laura as a 'Major Hurricane' with the potential for catastrophic storm surges, extreme winds, and flash flooding. The storm is currently a Category 3 hurricane with potential to reach a Category 4 before making landfall. Not only will this directly impact South Louisiana but could potentially cause damage in North Louisiana as well. The National Weather Storm predicts Laura could reach our area as a Category 1 hurricane and cause flash flooding, tornadoes and wind damage. Check back here for all updates on the storm.
Louisiana has Been Impacted by Six Different Storms This Year
Can you name all six of the storms that prompted concerns along Louisiana's coast so far this year?
Laine Hardy Putting On Live Stream Concert to Help Storm Victims
American Idol champ and Louisiana native Laine Hardy felt a strong calling to give back in some way. That way will be through a live stream show this Monday, September 28th to help out.
Raising Canes in Louisiana and SE Texas Donating Portion of Sales
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers is hosting a fundraiser today to support communities across Louisiana and Texas impacted by Hurricane Laura. The goal is to raise at least $100,000.
Rockefeller Refuge to Remain Closed Until Further Notice
Fishing and boating are prohibited in the refuge at this time while storm cleanup continues.
FEMA Suspends Operations Today Because of Threat from Beta
The drive-thru assistance and mobile registration centers should reopen tomorrow, weather permitting.
Beauregard Electric Says 50% of Customers Now Have Power
Slowly but surely the lights are coming back on in Beauregard Parish following Hurricane Laura.
Entergy Says Most Power to be Restored by September 23rd
Service has been restored to over one hundred thousand customers in the area in a little less than three weeks.
Federal Dollars for Hurricane Laura Rebuilding Already on the Way
Federal money to help Louisiana rebuild roads and bridges ravaged by Hurricane Laura is already on the way, that according to DOTD boss, Dr. Shawn Wilson
Laura on Track to be Second-largest Insured Loss Event in La.
Hurricane Laura is estimated to be an $8-9 Billion insured loss event, the second-highest in the state’s history only behind Katrina.
2 More Hurricane Related Deaths Confirmed in Louisiana
The Louisiana Department of Health has confirmed two more storm related deaths from Hurricane Laura. These latest deaths were reported in Beauregard Parish. This brings the death toll in Louisiana to 17.
Mosquito Population Explodes After Hurricane Laura
The recent heavy rains of Hurricane Laura have invigorated South Louisiana's mosquito population.