The Advocate – Possible explosion reported at Camp Minden, State Police say; no injuries reported
MINDEN (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a hazardous materials unit is on the scene investigating a possible explosion in northwest Louisiana at the same site where a company was previously accused of abandoning 7,800 tons of potentially explosive artillery propellant.
Lt. Jeff White says the Troop G office in Bossier City started receiving calls around 5 a.m. Thursday. . . (more)
Explosive Services International of Baton Rouge is working at Camp Minden on the burn operation to destroy millions of pounds of improperly stored M-6 propellant.
This is a new one.
The Advocate – Tropical depression 9: See forecast track, current location, latest info
This track is just the CONE — the storm is much WIDER:
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Gas storage company donates Lake Peigneur property
“Jefferson Island Storage & Hub this week announced a deal worked out with the Save Lake Peigneur citizens group to donate 23 acres of property near the lake for use as a possible environmental education area.”
The Advocate – Film recalls Katrina’s ‘Cajun Navy’: Heroic, unselfish despite orders to turn away
By Patricia Gannon
The Advocate – ‘Shelter at Home’ program seen as key to Louisiana recovery; New York version drew criticism
” . . . .”Shelter At Home” was unveiled this week as a key component of the state’s plan for addressing the needs of thousands of flood victims who have been displaced from their homes, while also lessening the burden on an already squeezed housing market. The idea is to get homes into a habitable state, so people can live there while they make more permanent repairs on their own dime.
The state and federal partnership will be the first time that such a program has been used in Louisiana – though a similar effort faced mixed reviews when it was used in New York following Superstorm Sandy and faced criticism over questionable repair quality.”
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There is also recent news and some articles on the flood in the COMMENTS in earlier posts – F.C.