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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.

 

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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.


Dr. Scott Kahan, Director of the National Center for Weight and Wellness, on the perils of fat shaming.


Keith Plessy, descendant of the man who tested Louisiana law requiring separate railroad cars, discusses how he came together with Pheobe Ferguson, the great-great granddaughter of the judge who upheld the law.


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.


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


New Orleans is bracing for the heavy rains generated by Hurricane Harvey with a pumping system that is still not fully operational.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu held a press conference today, saying he's confident the pumps will handle the deluge. He says crews have been working 24-hours a day to repair pumps that failed during heavy rain earlier this month. Some neighborhoods sustained several feet of standing water. He says the system is now operating at 92 percent.

Monica Johnson and Linda Meredith of the organization HEROES (Helping Everyone Receive Ongoing Effective Support) address the HIV-AIDS crisis in Louisiana.

Johnson and Meredity comment on a study examining New Orleans and Baton Rouge and the rural region in northeast Louisiana.


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