NOAA forecasters Thursday trimmed their hurricane season outlook from a 65% chance for above-normal activity to 60% and increased the odds of a normal season from 25% to 30% because of uneven sea surface temperature.
Officials with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) say crews completed the removal of debris from Hurricane Ida along state routes in East Baton Rouge Parish on Tuesday, Dec. 1.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards held a news conference Tuesday, Sept. 14 to discuss the potential impacts from Tropical Storm Nicholas as the southeastern part of the state continues to recover from Hurricane Ida.
Gov. John Bel Edwards will hold a news conference at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13. on Louisiana’s preparations for Tropical Storm Nicholas as much of the southeastern part of the state is still recovering from Hurricane Ida.
The Louisiana Department of Health has released new, eye-opening details this week. Since Hurricane Ida passed and left behind a path of destruction, four people have died from carbon monoxide poisoning.
The U.S. Department of Energy will utilize the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve to relieve fuel supply shortages in Louisiana and other areas of the Gulf Coast affected by Hurricane Ida, U.S. Congressman Garret Graves says.
Officials with the energy provider DEMCO say restoring power to its members affected by Hurricane Ida will be “a weeks long process” and is advising members to “make plans now for their health, safety and comfort.”
Residents and business owners who sustained losses in the designated areas can begin applying for assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585 TTY.