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  • Levee Nearly Complete Around Vermilion Parish School Play Video

    July 19, 2013 6:25 PM

    As we head into the peak of hurricane season and the start of a new school year. Contractors are working to complete a levee project in Vermilion Parish. The levee is to protect two schools, no strangers to flooding. Forked Island E Broussard Elementary is used to cleaning... more »
  • Cameron still rebuilding from Rita and Ike

    July 2, 2012 8:29 AM

    CAMERON, La. (AP) - Cameron Parish Administrator Tina Horn says she never thought it would take so long to recover from disaster. The parish was battered in 2005 by Hurricane Rita and in 2008 by Hurricane Ike. Horn says the parish is still working on a new $12.6... more »
  • Housing program for Ike, Gustav victims ends

    February 1, 2012 8:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal program that provided temporary housing assistance to nearly 20,000 families displaced by two 2008 hurricanes has come to an end. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said 3,500 households affected by hurricanes Ike and Gustav were still enrolled in its rental assistance... more »
  • Elevation for Vermilion Parish Houses affected by Gustav and Ike

    June 7, 2011 9:21 AM

    Event Name- Elevation for Vermilion Parish Houses affected by Gustav and Ike Organization- Lafayette Catholick Diocese Event Place- Sign up Delcombe Erath or Gaton and police office Abbeville Event Date- Deadline July 19 Event Time- Now until July 19 Event Phone Number- 337-898-4300 Event... more »
  • Housing aid extended for Ike, Gustav victims

    February 18, 2011 9:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal officials are extending disaster housing aid for victims of hurricane Ike and Gustav by five months. The extension, announced Friday, will help about 1,743 families in Louisiana. The victims have been receiving disaster aid since the hurricanes hit in the fall of 2008. The rental... more »
  • Farmers affected by Gustav, Ike get aid

    December 23, 2010 6:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State agriculture officials say more than 1,000 Louisiana farmers will share $5.7 million to help them recover losses suffered after Hurricanes Gustav and Ike in 2008. Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain says the funding, announced Thursday, was part of the 2008 Farm Recovery Program... more »
  • Ike-Damaged School Districts wants Insurance Help

    September 22, 2010 9:51 AM

    GALVESTON, Texas - Some Hurricane Ike-battered school districts want state help in paying their higher insurance premiums. School district officials in Galveston County have had discussions with state Reps. Craig Eiland of Galveston and Larry Taylor of Friendswood. Eiland says the state should incorporate higher insurance premiums for school districts... more »
  • Elevation Funds Debate

    August 19, 2010 7:45 PM

    Some Vermilion Parish homeowners are struggling with a huge financial decision. Thursday afternoon, The Office of Community Development held a meeting in Abbeville to try to resolve a debate between 540 people across Louisiana and State officials. It all started in 2008, after Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, when residents... more »
  • Slemco Storm-Rider Charge

    June 16, 2010 6:32 PM

    Slemco costumers are seeing a new charge on their bill. It's called "Gustav-Ike Storm-Rider" and is suppose to help the electric company replenish funds used during those 2008 hurricanes. Communications Manager at Slemco, Mary Laurent, says other electric companies implement charges like this after storms all the time. But,... more »
  • OK to Build 20 Duplexes in Ike-Damaged Galveston

    May 19, 2010 10:06 AM

    GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - Construction could begin within days on 20 public housing duplexes in Hurricane Ike-recovering Galveston. Galveston Housing Authority commissioners have awarded a $2.75 million contract to Guaranteed Builders, which constructed the original Oaks development. The Galveston County Daily News reported Wednesday that the duplexes will be the... more »
  • Free Parking Ending in Ike-Damaged Galveston

    May 17, 2010 9:14 AM

    GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - Most free parking is disappearing from downtown Galveston as the city replaces Hurricane Ike-damaged meters with high-tech versions. Ike swamped much of Galveston in September 2008. The Galveston County Daily News reported Monday that the city has removed more than 700 Ike-damaged meters. Updated meters, operated... more »
  • FEMA Extends Deadlines For Gustav and Ike Recovery

    December 23, 2009 5:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that the Governor's request for a 12-month extension to the Direct Assistance provided for temporary housing has been granted for eligible hurricane Ike and Gustav individuals and families. The program was originally slated to end March 2010 but has... more »
  • Big Three Stories for Thursday, September 24th

    September 24, 2009 8:09 AM

    State Police have released the identity of the victim killed in a hit and run incident. 38-year-old Benjamin Lewis from Houston, Texas was discovered in the 37-hundred block of Verot School Road between Fortune Road and Highway 92. State Police believe the vehicle came from the north bound lane of... more »

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