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Louisiana Senate President Page Cortez testifies before a state Senate judiciary committee on Sept. 29, 2020.
By David Jacobs | The Center Square

Louisiana Senate calls for "seat at the table" for emergency declarations

(The Center Square) – The Louisiana Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that would make the governor consult with a legislative committee before extending an emergency declaration beyond 30 days.
The measure passed unanimously, though it is likely to face tougher sledding in the more conservative House of Representatives, where many members believe it doesn’t go far enough.

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7 A.M. MONDAY: SALLY'S TRACK INCHES EAST; TUESDAY LANDFALL EXPECTED

BULLETIN
Tropical Storm Sally Intermediate Advisory Number 11A
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL192020
700 AM CDT Mon Sep 14 2020
...SALLY A LITTLE STRONGER AS IT MOVES SLOWLY WEST-NORTHWESTWARD
OVER THE NORTH-CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO...
...LIKELY TO PRODUCE LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE, HURRICANE-FORCE
WINDS, AND FLASH FLOODING ALONG PORTIONS OF THE NORTHERN GULF COAST
STARTING LATE TODAY...
SUMMARY OF 700 AM CDT...1200 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...28.4N 87.4W

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Louisiana Department of Health verifies one additional hurricane-related death, bringing toll to 26

BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Department of Health on Tuesday verifies one additional death tied to Hurricane Laura, bringing the state’s current death toll to 26.
A 45-year-old male in Calcasieu Parish died of smoke inhalation and thermal burns in a house fire caused by using a candle or lantern for lighting. The coroner has confirmed this death is storm related.

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Maurice loses long time clerk, Judy Broussard

Whether you visited or called Maurice City Hall, chances are the first face you saw or voice you heard was Judy Broussard’s.
She served as a friendly welcome. It is that friendliness that resonated with everyone who knew Broussard.
Family and friends are now mourning her loss, as Broussard, 69, passed away Sunday due to complications from COVID-19.
Her daughter, Vermilion Parish Registrar of Voters Tina Marie Broussard, said her mother impacted so many people.

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