BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Speakers at a coastal conference say the mouth of the Mississippi River is moving north, and authorities need to prepare for it. Paul Kemp, vice president of the Louisiana Audubon Society's Gulf Coast Initiative, says the changes present opportunities to get more sediment into eroding... more »
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Thousands of people are using social networks to mobilize a huge march Thursday night against President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, organizing what they hope will be the country's biggest anti-government protest in more than a decade. Angered by rising inflation, violent crime and high-profile corruption,... more »
HOUMA, La. (AP) - Officials say residents in flood-prone and low-lying areas of Terrebonne Parish should prepare for the possibility of flooding from a slow moving tropical depression in the central Gulf of Mexico. Terrebonne Parish President Michel Claudet tells The Courier sandbags and sand will be made available at... more »
FORT POLK, La. (AP) - It was clear that the brigade about to ship out to eastern Afghanistan was so ready that they didn't want to wait any longer, Brig. Gen. James Yarbrough told the 4th Brigade, 10th Mountain Division. Soldiers get a "Nike attitude" before deployment, said Yarbrough, commander... more »
Close to 100 Lafayette nursing home residents are preparing to re-locate.
According to published reports, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is terminating its agreement with Lady of the Oaks Retirement Manor" on September 10th. This, after the facility failed to meet the minimum health and safety standards... more »
Bonnie may not make a direct hit on Acadiana but, the Office of Emergency Preparedness is warning residents not to be complacent. Officials are hoping Acadiana residents prepare now, so they won't panic later.
Shoppers were passing up the hurricane displays at Home Depot Friday. Even those who admitted... more »
With Tropical Storm Bonnie expected to enter the Gulf of Mexico later today, the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is encouraging residents to prepare by pre-applying online for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (DSNAP), formerly called Disaster Food Stamps. "Hurricane season is well underway, and this... more »