by Stephen Waguespack, President and CEO of LABI
Many have stepped up to help us over the years.
The horrific summer of 2005, dominated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, left an indelible mark on New Orleans and our entire coastal area that continues to influence many of our actions today. Hurricanes Gustav and Ike impacted most of our state just a few years later, triggering a collaborative effort that resulted in the largest evacuation in the nation’s history at the time.
On the 12th anniversary of the costliest hurricane in U.S. history, another killer storm is ravaging the states of Texas and Louisiana. Hurricane Harvey has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm, but it is still packing a wallop. In some parts of the Houston area, over 50 inches of rain has been recorded, the highest total in history. The storm will cause havoc for at least another day before finally moving north.
by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
So many unanswered questions
Mayor Ollie Tyler’s administration’s proposed $150 million multi-use development along Cross Bayou, which was sprung on the city council and the public last week, has left a lot of unanswered questions.
President Donald Trump has declared a state of emergency for the State of Louisiana and has ordered assistance to the state.
According to numerous weather reports, the storm has already started to create heavy rain events upon the state with more to continue as Harvey continues an expected eastern course, away from Texas.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has issued a statement regarding what is now called Tropical Storm Harvey which is dumping substantial amounts of rain onto Texas, causing catastrophic flooding in Southeast Texas, including Houston.
Ah, the wisdom found in the New York Times. America’s newspaper (at least according to them) seems to find a reason every week to denigrate the backwards homefolks that populate Louisiana. Certainly some debasement is justified particularly when it comes to disparaging the state’s political establishment. But there’s one area that is sacrosanct and off limits to even the least well informed news editor. Whatever you do or write, don’t mess with LSU football.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is bracing for Tropical Depression Harvey, which is expected to become a Tropical Storm. On Thursday, Governor Edwards will meet with the Unified Command Group (UCG) to receive updates on Tropical Depression Harvey at the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP). Following the meeting, Gov. Edwards will host a press conference to discuss the latest information on the storm
According to John Couvillion of JMC Analytics and Polling, the Louisiana Treasurer's race is currently a two candidates contest.
Democrat Derrick Edwards is leading the pack with Republican Angele Davis in second, behind by 11 points but significantly ahead of her fellow Republican competitors.
JMC Analytics was commissioned to conduct the poll.
So far, the Congressional delegation’s comments about President Trump’s Afghanistan speech has been somewhat muted, although a North Louisiana Congressman freshman has issued a statement in support.