In an already tight market, hurricanes that hit Southwest Louisiana in 2020 created even more housing shortages in Southwest Louisiana.
The state’s health department, on Wednesday, reported the highest number of new COVID-19 cases and related hospitalizations since March — with 6,882 new cases reported over a 24-hour period and 1,993 total hospitalizations.
Like much of Calcasieu Parish, the last several months of 2020 were a blur of recovery and rebuilding after the summer hurricanes for Westlake.
Most U.S. residents won’t have access to a COVID-19 vaccine until around May or June of 2021, according to Admiral Brett Giroir, Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Much like the holidays that preceded it in 2020, Thanksgiving figures to be different this year. An ongoing pandemic has changed the way much of the world lives their lives, including how holidays are celebrated.
VINTON — Gov. John Bel Edwards joined state transportation officials and legislators Tuesday to break ground on a $152 million project that will widen a nearly 11-mile stretch of Interstate 10 from four lanes to six.
With a youthful lineup under first-year head coach Carol Turner, the Sulphur Tors girls basketball team will lean on a trio of seniors to guide them this season.
VINTON — Amariah Jasper, an 11th grader at Vinton High School, has been selected to be a Delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders on November 21-22.
The Sulphur Tors overcame a pair of destructive hurricanes to get back on the football field this season, but the coronavirus pandemic finally caught up with them.
After being pummeled by both Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta, the 105-year-old Southern Pacific Railroad Depot that housed the Brimstone Museum was deemed too structurally unsound to repair by the museum’s board.
A representative from the Small Business Administration spoke to the Sulphur City Council Monday regarding low-interest loans they offer to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.
While most of the Division I field at the LHSAA volleyball state tournament are regulars, the Sulphur Tors are the new kids on the block, making their first appearance since 2003. But that doesn’t worry head coach Bridget Coppels.
“I was pretty buff back then,” said Dick Kennison, of a photograph that shows him standing in front of his sleeping quarters (“our hooch”) while stationed in Vietnam.
The parking lot of Trinity Lutheran Church in Sulphur, its fellowship hall and a couple of its Sunday School rooms have been transformed into a disaster relief workers camp, complete with a command center for detailed work orders and bunk barracks.
Westlake City Hall sustained major damage, but employees and officials are doubling up to operate in what’s left of the facility in the aftermath of two powerful hurricanes.
Recovering from Hurricane Laura is tough enough for residents in West Calcasieu, but to have a incessant reminder piled in front of your home makes it a battle each and every day.
The mandatory evacuation issued for Calcasieu Parish ahead of Hurricane Delta’s Oct. 9 landfall will be lifted at noon today. The announcement by local officials at a briefing Monday comes less than a week after it was issued Oct. 7.
Thousands of Calcasieu Parish residents are still cleaning up and trying to recover from Hurricane Laura six weeks ago. The last thing they need?
BATON ROUGE — Gov. John Bel Edwards on Tuesday declared a state of emergency in advance of Hurricane Delta, which is forecast to make landfall in South Louisiana on Friday or Saturday.
By 3 p.m. Thursday, August 27, the day Hurricane Laura barreled through Southwest Louisiana, Care Help Director Jody Farnum was already back at the non-profit's thrift store on Huntington Street.
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a hit and run that occurred on Monday, September 19, at approximately 8 a.m. at a convenience store on Highway 12 in Starks.
Both Entergy and Beauregard Electric announced Wednesday that fewer than 1 percent of their Calcasieu Parish customers remain without power.
VINTON – Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel announced this week that it is working toward a revised start date for its 2020-21 thoroughbred season, following delays caused by heavy damage to the track from Hurricane Laura.
“This was really the most significant storm, in terms of its strength, to hit Louisiana since, at least, 1856 and the damage is widespread. It’s catastrophic.”
The weather is cooling, and the days are getting shorter. We’re now into astronomical fall following the autumnal equinox. There are so many things we can do in the garden this time of year. Fall is a great time to work in the landscape.
Seventeen Calcasieu Parish public schools are scheduled to open for on-campus classes next week in what will be a delayed start to the 2020-21 school year following Hurricane Laura.
A full restoration of internet service for Suddenlink Communications customers impacted by Hurricane Laura won’t happen until mid-November, Dexter Goei, CEO of Altice USA, said Thursday during a visit to Lake Charles. Roughly half of the Suddenlink customers in Lake Charles, or just over 20,…
Clerk of Court Lynn Jones said today that election agencies have been meeting daily to make contingency plans since hurricane Laura hit nearly a month ago. The Clerk's office is in constant communication with the Secretary of State's office as well as the office of Calcasieu Registrar of Voters.
Sandrine Le Galliard was in a teachers’ in-service at her school in France when she learned through Facebook posts of the devastation Hurricane Laura brought to Southwest Louisiana.
When Hurricane Laura hit in late August, the mental health status of many local residents was already compromised by the stressors brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Boil advisories, medical facility updates and COVID-19 were addressed at a Friday Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Hurricane Laura briefing.
“Survivors are choosing to return back to their damaged homes,” FEMA rep Keith Jones said at a news briefing Wednesday. “We just want people to be aware and be safe.”
In the aftermath of Hurricane Laura, the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Weights and Measures Division deployed inspectors to assess the status of gas stations in Calcasieu and Cameron parishes, two of the hardest hit areas in the state.
Sulphur Mayor Mike Danahay provided answers to some of the questions he has seen on social media about the City’s current operations.
Zoning ordinances addressing travel trailers, mobile homes and portable storage containers were temporarily suspended at the Tuesday meeting of the Sulphur City Council.
BATON ROUGE — Louisiana 4-H members and LSU AgCenter agents have been offering hope, help and supplies to communities recovering from Hurricane Laura’s statewide trail of devastation.
LAKE CHARLES – SOWELA Technical Community will resume classes online only on Friday, September 25, 2020 for students at its main campus in Lake Charles, and classes will resume on the same date in person and online at its Jennings and Oakdale campuses. Major repairs are underway at the SOWEL…
Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE: WLK) today announced that the company and the Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Foundation have contributed a combined $500,000 to the United Way of Southwest Louisiana's Hurricane Laura Disaster Fund. The Hurricane Laura Disaster Fund was established to aid s…