hurricane gustav

Livingston Parish
4:00 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Livingston Files New Charges in Gustav Appeal

Livingston Parish officials claim lies, bungling and withholding of information are grounds for reversal of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's decision to deny $46 million in waterway cleanup costs Livingston incurred after Hurricane Gustav.

FEMA investigators used incorrect geographic coordinates and couldn't find streams where work was done after the 2008 hurricane, but still ruled the streams posed no flooding danger to inhabited property, according to a 76-page appeal supplement filed by the parish.

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Latest News
8:00 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Work Strengthens Houma Hospital Against Future Storms

Repairs are underway to strengthen Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center against future hurricanes.

The work, which includes replacement of hospital freight elevators, windows and exterior walls, will be paid for with Federal Emergency Management Agency grant money and state infrastructure dollars.

Hospital officials tell The Courier the projects will not result in parking or patient service disruptions.

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Latest News
10:52 am
Thu December 27, 2012

Work on New Terrebonne Complex to Begin in 2013

Construction on a new complex in Gray, La. that will house assorted Terrebonne government offices is scheduled to start sometime in 2013.

The Courier reports the complex would be home to a new juvenile detention center, emergency operations center and a Public Works yard that would supplement the yard on Grand Caillou Road.

The Public Facility Campus would cost about $15 million.

Parish government has already paid $1.9 million for the 30-acre site, money that came out of the general fund.

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Hurricane Gustav
12:28 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

W. Feliciana jurors settlement debris lawsuit

The West Feliciana Parish Police Jury has voted to give its attorney the authority to settle lawsuits related to Hurricane Gustav debris removal.

Phillips and Jordan Inc., a firm the jury chose to pick up and dispose of storm debris after the 2008 hurricane, filed suit in 2010 after being paid only a little more than half of the $4.12 million the company said it is owed.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency refused in 2009 to reimburse the parish for leaning trees and broken or partially broken limbs hanging over public rights of way that threatened public safety.

Hurricane Gustav Cleanup
10:55 am
Sat July 14, 2012

Livingston Parish will fight Gustav lawsuit

Livingston Parish will hire a lawyer to defend a $53 million lawsuit against the parish over the costs of cleaning up after Hurricane Gustav.

The Advocate reports International Equipment Distributors Inc., the parish's main contractor in the 2008 cleanup, filed suit last year claiming Livingston had paid only "a small fraction of the money it owes IED."

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has refused to pay the parish for most cleanup costs, and the parish is in the process of making a final appeal to FEMA for payment of a portion of the bills submitted by IED.

NOPD
3:24 am
Wed September 10, 2008

NOPD Superintendent Riley says police "performed well"

New Orleans Police Superintendent Warren Riley.

New Orleans Police Superintendent Warren Riley says his department performed well during Hurricane Gustav; he checked with the department's Public Integrity Division and no complaints have been filed against officers. He says officers will continue to concentrate on anti-looting measures. About 50 people have been arrested for multiple counts of looting, and the number of incidents is declining.

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Hurricane Gustav
2:59 am
Wed September 10, 2008

Mayor Nagin Evaluates Evacuation

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin.

Mayor Ray Nagin is taking a look at how the city handled Hurricane Gustav, while keeping a close eye on the track of Hurricane Ike.

Louisiana National Guard
2:58 am
Tue September 9, 2008

Lousiana National Guardsmen Affected by Gustav

While people in New Orleans get back to their routines after Hurricane Gustav, some in the Louisiana National Guard have put their own recovery on hold while they pitch in where they're assigned.

Some members of the 141st Field Artillery unit took a break from setting up distribution points for people to pick up food and supplies to speak with WWNO. They had all been in Baghdad when Hurricane Katrina hit.

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Hurricane Gustav
3:26 am
Sat August 30, 2008

Hurricane Gustav Announcement/Information

For the duration of Hurricane Gustav, WWNO will broadcast network programming. We are doing this so that our staff and their families may safely evacuate. We will return as soon as possible after the storm.

Best Wishes For Everyone's Saftey, Paul Maassen WWNO GM.

Current info on the storm http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/.

Here is a list of some of the State agencies and other hurricane related resources:

American Red Cross
www.preparelouisiana.redcross.org
(866) GET-INFO or (866) 438-4636

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