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With all the floodwater in Louisiana, some may be worrying about whether the extremely wet conditions could attract mosquitos carrying the Zika virus. A leading expert says that’s not a main concern.

This week on Inside the Arts, the Contemporary Arts Center announces its new season. We talk with CAC director Neil Barclay and curator of visual arts, Andrea Andersson.

This week on The Reading Life: Jack McGuire, author of Win the Race or Die Trying: Uncle Earl’s Last Hurrah. And  Susan will have a review of Jacqueline Woodson's Another Brooklyn.

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For many local college students, the last few days of August were supposed to be spent moving into dorms. But heavy rains and floods around Baton Rouge have put a hold on those plans.

Gov. John Bel Edwards will hold a press conference at 11 a.m. Tuesday with FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. WWNO will carry the event live.

Floods continue to impact wide swaths of Louisiana, and a long rebuilding process is ahead for tens of thousands of people. The Association of State Floodplain Managers released these tips on what to do to prepare before you repair.

 

DURING A FLOOD

NEW ORLEANS -- Noted New Orleans sportswriter Peter Finney has died.

He passed away Saturday at his home. Finney was 88.

The New Orleans Advocate reports that Finney’s career spanned seven decades. He began with the New Orleans States Item in the summer of 1945, covering American Legion baseball shortly after graduating from Jesuit High School.

The National Weather Service says the rivers in the Baton Rouge area have started to fall, but still remain above flood stage setting record levels over the weekend.

The weather service office in Slidell says the rivers and streams north of Interstate 12 have crested and have started to drop, while those south of the interstate continue to rise.

Governor John Bel Edwards says it’s critical to remain vigilant.

“Obviously this remains a very serious event, historic flooding, and it remains ongoing," he said.

Officials are asking people to stay out of flood areas in south Louisiana while they help people escape unprecedented flooding. 

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