Hurricane Laura News

Apartment Complex Rebuilding After Laura Damaged by Tornado

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Rising after a hard knock can be wrenching, but for Claudette Price — who has just endured her fourth punch — accepting defeat is not an option. In the three years she has been the …

Analysis: Ida’s Destruction May Help Hurricane Laura Victims

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hurricane Ida’s thrashing left homes in mangled heaps across southeastern Louisiana, but in an uncomfortable twist, the storm might have been a boon to southwestern parishes still struggling to recover from last year’s Hurricane Laura. …

One Year Later, Louisiana’s Recovery from Hurricane Laura Still Has Long Way to Go

Hurricane Laura made landfall in Southwest Louisiana nearly a year ago but local officials and state insurance regulators say the area still has a long way to go to recover. Laura, which made landfall on August 27, 2020, displaced 2005’s …

Hurricane Center Report Details $2.9 Billion Cost From Delta

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hurricane Delta, which made landfall about 11 miles (about 18 kilometers) from where the devastating Hurricane Laura hit a little more than a month earlier, cost $2.9 billion in the United States and was linked to …

Setting Up Mobile Homes After Louisiana Storms is Slow-Going

BATON ROUGE, La. — Six months after Hurricane Laura wrecked southwest Louisiana, the Federal Emergency Management Agency still is trying to set up temporary mobile homes for several thousand families who need a place to live, with an estimate the …

Cost of Laura, Delta, Zeta Insurance Claims Up to $7.7B in Louisiana

Through the end 2020 property/casualty insurers have paid or reserved $7.7 billion on claims of all types in Louisiana through the end of 2020 from Hurricanes Laura, Delta and Zeta, the state insurance department reported. This data represents the first …

TikTok Video Helps Louisiana Woman With Storm Claims

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — One Lake Charles woman credits the power of social media in getting one step closer to having her hurricane-damaged home repaired after weeks of roadblocks with her insurance claim. Tara Parks recently posted several videos …

Federal Judge in Louisiana Approves Hurricane Lawsuit Plan

LAKE CHARLES, La. — A federal judge in western Louisiana has approved a plan on how to settle thousands of lawsuits expected to be filed against insurance companies over damage from a pair of hurricanes that hit the region six …

Hurricane Zeta Insured Losses May Surpass $4 Billion

Insured losses from Hurricane Zeta, which became fifth named storm to strike Louisiana when it made landfall on Oct. 28, ranged from $1.5 billion to $4.4 billion, according to projections released Monday by two catastrophe risk modelers. Verisk subsidiary AIR …

Zeta Threatens to Hit New Orleans With Powerful Wind, Floods

Hurricane Zeta is strengthening as it whirls across the Gulf of Mexico, threatening to slam the Louisiana coast south of New Orleans tonight with 90-mile-per-hour winds, massive power outages and floods. It’s expected to come ashore about 7 p.m. local …