Rosemary Westwood

Public Health Reporter

Rosemary Westwood is the public reporter for WWNO/WRKF. She was previously a freelance writer specializing in gender and reproductive rights, a radio producer, columnist, magazine writer and podcast host.

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The number of new COVID-19 cases reported every day has been declining over the past month, but Louisiana’s battle with the coronavirus is far from over.

Ben Depp / For WWNO

New Orleans is “meeting the needs” of the roughly 9,600 people now sheltering in the city across 35 hotels after evacuating for Hurricane Laura, Mayor Latoya Cantrell said Tuesday.

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Translated by Luis Rodrigálvarez 

Las personas retenidas en dos centros de detención de inmigrantes han tenido que enfrentarse a calores sofocantes, cortes de agua, escasez de alimentos y problemas con el sistema de aguas residuales tras el paso del huracán Laura, según sus abogados de inmigración.

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More than 9,200 people who escaped parts of Louisiana ravaged by Hurricane Laura are now housed in hotels in New Orleans, maxing out the city’s capacity to host evacuees, city officials said Monday.

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People held in two immigration detention centers have faced sweltering heat, no water, a lack of food, and sewage problems in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura, according to immigration advocates.