Lake Charles Evacuees Evicted and Forced Back to Lake Charles 

October 19, 2020

Lake Charles evacuees in New Orleans hotels are being sent text messages that they have to leave their hotels in the next few days. Those with transportation are being told that they have to drive to Lake Charles to verify whether or not their residences are habitable, call 911 if they aren’t habitable, then wait […]

As Response to Peaceful Protests, Lafayette Denies Shelter to Those Displaced by Hurricane Laura

September 1, 2020

As Hurricane Laura ravaged Southwest Louisiana, leaving 400,000 without power and 200,000 without water, shelters and hotels across the state have opened their doors to those displaced by the storm. Many New Orleanians recall the same hospitality afforded to them after Hurricane Katrina. In 2005, Lafayette opened the Cajundome to house 18,000 residents who lost […]

They Wanted to Keep a Confederate Monument Up. Hurricane Laura Ripped it Down

August 27, 2020

The Confederate monument, “The South’s Defenders” couldn’t defend itself from hurricane Laura.  A couple of weeks ago in Calcasieu Parish a vote was held regarding the removal of the Confederate monument “The South’s Defenders.” It features a young soldier bearing a flag who stares wistfully into the distance, dreaming of an America where slavery is […]

NHC Downgrades Marco to Tropical Storm, Laura Expected to Strengthen

August 24, 2020

As the Gulf Coast braces for two tropical weather system impacts, people in New Orleans are getting a bit of a reprieve. At Sunday’s 4:00 p.m. update, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) shifted the forecasted track for Hurricane Marco, stating that they now expect the storm to remain more offshore, finally coming inland closer to […]

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