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“Just before dark” on Wednesday, Aug. 26, DeQuincy residents Curtis and Ima Stains turned off the lights in their 2,100 square-foot modular home and headed to their storm shelter — a 10 foot-by-20 foot container he purchased for $2,600, put on a concrete slab and mounded dirt on and around e…

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Gov. John Bel Edwards visited Lake Charles to hear from Southwest Louisiana officials about the widespread damage caused by Hurricane Laura last month. He said the state is working quickly to address the tremendous needs in the area, including housing.

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A full restoration of internet service for Suddenlink Communications customers impacted by Hurricane Laura won’t happen until mid November, Dexter Goei, CEO of Altice USA, said Thursday during a visit to Lake Charles. Roughly half of the Suddenlink customers in Lake Charles, or just over 20,…

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A full restoration of internet service for Suddenlink Communications customers impacted by Hurricane Laura won’t happen until mid-November, Dexter Goei, CEO of Altice USA, said Thursday during a visit to Lake Charles. Roughly half of the Suddenlink customers in Lake Charles, or just over 20,…

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Southwest Louisiana residents that were ruled eligible to receive federal assistance from Hurricane Laura are already getting calls from FEMA representatives to determine the best temporary housing option, officials said at a briefing Wednesday.

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Beauregard Electric officials announced on Thursday, Sept. 24, that crews have restored power to 90 percent of the cooperative’s total membership.