Travis Lux

Coastal Reporter

As Coastal Reporter, Travis Lux covers flood protection, coastal restoration, infrastructure, the energy and seafood industries, and the environment. In this role he's reported on everything from pipeline protests in the Atchafalaya swamp, to how shrimpers cope with low prices. He had a big hand in producing the series, New Orleans: Ready Or Not?, which examined how prepared New Orleans is for a future with more extreme weather. In 2017, Travis co-produced two episodes of TriPod: New Orleans at 300 examining New Orleans' historic efforts at flood protection. One episode, NOLA vs Nature: The Other Biggest Flood in New Orleans History, was recognized with awards from the Public Radio News Directors and the New Orleans Press Club. His stories often find a wider audience on national programs, too, like NPR's Morning Edition, WBUR's Here and Now, and WHYY's The Pulse.

Before joining WWNO, Travis reported for Marfa Public Radio in Far West Texas, and for WRKF in Baton Rouge. He studied Anthropology and Sociology at Rhodes College and radio production at the Transom Story Workshop.

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Hurricane Delta has entered the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to make landfall along the Louisiana coast Friday.
National Hurricane Center

Gov. Edwards has declared a state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Delta, which is moving through the Gulf of Mexico after slamming the Yucatan Peninsula.

Mayor LaToya Cantrell and administration officials address the media Tuesday afternoon as Hurricane Delta gathers strength in the Caribbean.
Travis Lux / WWNO

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell says she does not plan to order an evacuation for residents inside the Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System ahead of Hurricane Delta given the current track and intensity of Hurricane Delta.

Tropical Storm Delta is expected to become a major hurricane as it enters the Gulf of Mexico mid-week, before weakening slightly as it approaches landfall.
National Hurricane Center

Tropical Storm Delta has continued to intensify in the Caribbean and could still make landfall as a hurricane on the Louisiana coast by the end of the week.

Travis Lux / WWNO

The City of New Orleans has shut down two bars on North Claiborne Avenue, including Kermit Ruffins’ Mother-in-Law Lounge, for violating coronavirus restrictions.

Ashley Dean / WWNO

The City of New Orleans could announce a plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions on businesses as early as the end of next week, according to Director of Communications Beau Tidwell.

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