Lake Charles News

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 …

Never Mind COVID, 2020 Was a Catastrophe for US Insurers

In case you forgot, the year that just passed brought an unprecedented number of catastrophes — not to mention COVID-19. Three insurance industry reports issued this week chronicle just how bad 2020 was for property insurers. CoreLogic released a chronology …

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 …

In Hurricane-Ravaged Louisiana, Residents Dig Out, Again

LAKE CHARLES, La. — First, Hurricane Laura roared ashore with its staggering, 150 mph (241 kph) winds. Then Hurricane Delta followed, with less wind but with ferocious downpours. The two back-to-back hurricanes in the space of six weeks have left …

Louisiana Bracing for 6th Hurricane to Make U.S. Landfall This Year

MORGAN CITY, La. — Louisiana residents still recovering from the devastation of a powerful hurricane less than two months ago braced for another hit as Hurricane Delta steamed north through the Gulf on Thursday after swiping Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Forecasters …

Hurricane Laura Evacuees Now Facing Threats Of Eviction

NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Nearly 200 families forced hundreds of miles from their homes when Hurricane Laura struck southwest Louisiana are now facing threats of eviction, an attorney said Saturday. Bill Quigley, an attorney at Loyola University’s College of Law, …

In Aftermath of Hurricane Laura, Residents Worry About Help

LAKE CHARLES, La. — In a matter of hours last week, Hurricane Laura tore through the tire shop Layla Winbush’s family started just under a year ago, reducing most of it to rubble and scattering hundreds of tires across the …