Keep up with the latest storm-related news and information for Southwest Louisiana.
You Can Now Apply For Disaster Assistance On FEMA's Website
This morning the option to file for disaster assistance through FEMA in several SWLA parishes became available.
I10 Still Closed in Lake Charles Due to Chemical Leak
Emergency Service Technicians and First Responders are still on the scene monitoring the areas.
Why Laura's Devastating Storm Surge Missed Lake Charles
A track change of fewer than 20 miles made all the difference between Hurricane Laura being remembered as a wind event versus a water event.
Lake Charles Hospital Evacuating Patients in Wake of Hurricane
The evacuations were ordered over concerns about the availability of water and power in Lake Charles.
State's Homeland Security Hurricane Laura Recovery Plans
Casey Tingle from the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness talked recently about the massive destruction and the clean-up effort starting in the entire state.
Hundreds of Thousands of SWLA Residents Without Power
Officials are saying over 96% of residents in SWLA are without power after Hurricane Laura barreled through the state.
Two Confirmed Deaths Attributed To Hurricane Laura
There are two confirmed deaths in the wake of Hurricane Laura.
Southwest Louisiana Under Shelter in Place Due To Chemical Fire
The cities of Sulphur, Westlake, and Moss Bluff are now under a shelter-in-place order due to the direction of the smoke being released from the plant.
Casino Boat Breaks Loose in Lake Charles, Ends Up Under Bridge
A casino boat in Lake Charles appears to be up against a bridge after it broke loose during Hurricane Laura.
Teen Death Is the First Reported Hurricane Laura Casualty
The Louisiana governor's office has confirmed the first death attributed to Hurricane Laura.