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…
Entergy, with assistance from utility companies from around the country, has restored power to more than 35,000 of their 90,000 plus Calcasieu and Cameron parish customers.
The mandatory evacuation ordered for Calcasieu Parish in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura has been lifted as of 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11.
Calcasieu Parish will get an F-15C flyover Saturday, a dramatic pause to salute the nation’s military and veterans — and coinciding with Southwest Louisiana’s and McNeese State University’s recovery-minded spirit after the most destructive natural disaster in area history.
A proclamation signed by Gov. John Bel Edwards Friday is moving the state into Phase 3 of the coronavirus reopening plan — effective tonight.
VINTON – The Town of Vinton has its water and sewer operations back up to full capacity after Hurricane Laura blew through two weeks ago.
Calcasieu Parish is still under mandatory evacuation two weeks after Hurricane Laura made landfall in the southwest region of Louisiana.
Louisiana residents may find out as soon as Wednesday mid-morning whether the state will move into Phase 3 of reopening, as the southwest region of the state works to recover from Hurricane Laura.
“We never lost water,” said Sulphur Mayor Mike Danahay. “We were down to a trickle at one point because we were running the whole city on one plant.”
Calcasieu Parish schools are tentatively scheduled to go all virtual as early as Sept. 28 after Hurricane Laura damaged more than 97 percent of the district’s campuses.
Louisiana residents may find out as soon as Wednesday whether the state will move into Phase 3 of reopening, as the southwest region of the state works to recover from Hurricane Laura.
With the chaos and recovery of Hurricane Laura enough to handle during the past 10 days, one might forget the United States is in the middle of a pandemic.
In coordination with parish and municipal leadership within Calcasieu Parish, Waste Management of Lake Charles announced that curbside residential household garbage collection will resume tomorrow, Thursday Sept. 3, collecting CART CONTENTS ONLY.
Southwest Louisiana is about 60 hours out from potential landfall of Tropical Storm Laura, expected to be a high Category 2 or low Category 3 hurricane by Wednesday evening.
The Calcasieu Parish School Board confirmed Sunday that all CPSB schools, facilities and virtual learning will be closed through Wednesday, Aug. 16, due to the potential threat of tropical weather from Hurricane Marco and Tropical Storm Laura. CPSB will provide an update on the status of sch…
Gov. John Bel Edwards, in a news briefing Sunday, urged Louisiana residents to be prepared to stay wherever they are at sundown for the next 72 hours.
Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Tuesday that another child has died as the result of MIS-C, an inflammatory syndrome linked to COVID-19. This marks the fourth death out of 44 children ranging in age from 2 months to 19 years of age who have contracted the disease in Louisiana.
At the Monday Sulphur City Council meeting, members of the Sulphur police and fire departments were honored by proclamation for saving a man’s life.
Dr. Carlos Choucino, an infectious disease physician at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, said the CDC has made changes to testing requirements for those seeking to go back to work after a positive COVID-19 diagnosis.
Speaking nearly simultaneously, Thursday, from opposite sides of the state, two doctors pleaded with Louisiana residents to wear masks, wash their hands and socially distance themselves.
Coach Shannon Suarez of Sulphur, died on July 25, 2020, in a local hospital as a result of COVID-19. He was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, on January 19, 1934, to Joseph Ambrose Suarez and Ida Mae Ingram Suarez.
Calcasieu Parish Clerk of Court Lynn Jones announced Wednesday that candidate qualifying for the November 3 election will take place at the Clerk of Court office Wednesday July 22, through Friday July 24.
In only its second in-person meeting in months Wednesday, the Sulphur Rotary Club heard from fellow member Dr. Jake Cavanaugh about the importance of wearing masks to protect each other from COVID-19.
The Calcasieu Parish School Board released its plans for the 2020-21 school year on Wednesday. The 15-page document outlines the district’s calendar and schedule, hygiene and safety protocols, transportation plans and more.
The Southwest O Gauge Model Railroad Club has announced plans for the club’s grand-reopening from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. this Saturday, June 20, at the Brimstone Museum in Sulphur.
Region 5, which includes Southwest Louisiana, is one of three regions causing state health officials a bit of concern as the state continues in Phase 2 of its reopening from the coronavirus pandemic.
Louisiana and the Gulf Coast could be in the path of a hurricane early next week, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Donald Jones.
“There’s a lot of information out there and I know it’s hard for most non-medical, and even medical people, to sift through,” Dr. Jay Marque said Wednesday. “There’s a lot of confusion about which (COVID-19) tests do what.”
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Once a hot spot for coronavirus infections, Louisiana is officially easing up Friday on economically devastating business closures and public gathering restrictions that Gov. John Bel Edwards credits with slowing the spread of the virus.
The Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana has announced it is offering emergency assistance grants to 501c3 nonprofit organizations in SWLA through a competitive grant process.
There is a web-based tool available to business owners to assist them in getting ready for each new phase of reopening the state.
Gov. John Bel Edwards gave some guidance to businesses during his announcement Monday that he is extending the stay at home order until May 15.