Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey

Shift Happens

Sep 4, 2017
LA DOTD

A crucial part of recovery from Harvey involves making sure southwest Louisiana’s roads and bridges are safe for travel.

“We’ve got closures because of washouts on our system, and bridges that -- after any event like this -- we have to inspect,” says DOTD Secretary Shawn Wilson.


Kirsten Roed

Few can dispute the need for the National Flood Insurance Program, considering the devastation wrought by Harvey.

“The imperative to get it reauthorized, I think the exclamation point has been provided by Harvey, but we didn’t need Harvey to tell us how important flood insurance is,” says Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards.

And when Congress returns to work next week, Louisiana’s delegation will be leading the effort to renew NFIP, which expires September 30th.

Mike Steele, LA GOHSEP

Governor John Bel Edwards says while Louisiana will have some picking up to do after Harvey, “Things are not as bad as had been forecasted, and so we’re very thankful for that.”

He says our neighbors to the west were not nearly as fortunate.


Greg Hilburn
LRN

USA Today network contributor Greg Hilburn, who is also with the News-Star in the northern part of the state, joins us to talk about his reporting on the Cajun Navy.


npr.org

Harvey makes his second landfall this morning in Louisiana.

“Then it will basically track diagonally across Louisiana from southwest Louisiana up through the northeast corner,” Governor John Bel Edwards says.


Tuesday marks 12 years since Hurricane Katrina smashed into New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, bringing destruction and taking more than 1,500 lives in Louisiana alone. Communities in the Ninth Ward had planned to mark the day with a second line Tuesday morning, but rain from Tropical Storm Harvey forced them to postpone the event.

Tropical Storm Harvey is expected to make yet another landfall tomorrow morning. This time in Southwest Louisiana.

 

Over the last few days, Harvey has dropped more than 20 inches of rain on parts of Southwest Louisiana. Five hundred people were rescued in the Lake Charles area Monday night due to flooding.

 

LRN

Florida Public Radio Emergency Network meteorologist Jeff Huffman updates us on Tropical Storm Harvey, which made landfall in Texas as Hurricane Harvey and still poses a threat to portions of Louisiana.


Barry Keim on Harvey

Aug 29, 2017

State Climatologist Barry Keim updates us on the tropical storm that was Hurricane Harvey when it landed in Texas, and the impact of that storm in Texas and Louisiana.


Sue Lincoln

As flooding from Harvey continues to unfold in southeast Texas, Louisiana now faces its own increased challenges from the storm’s heavy rainfall. 


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