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Louisiana Considered: Updates On Tropical Storm Nicholas, Out-Of-State Utility Repair Workers Help With Repairs In Ida’s Wake, Some Louisiana Schools Face Lengthy Facility Repairs

Aubri Juhasz
Piles of storm debris from Hurricane Ida sit in the courtyard at Frederick A. Douglass High School. Sept. 9, 2021.
  • Meteorologist Dan Holiday joins us to talk about Tropical Storm Nicholas and the increasingly frequent occurrence of tropical storms along the Gulf Coast.
  • WWNO/WRKF Capitol Access Reporter Paul Braun reports on Governor Edwards’ recent press conferences on COVID-19, Tropical Storm Nicholas and the state’s ongoing recovery from Hurricane Ida.
  • Host Karl Lengel reports on the death of one out-of-state utility repair worker hit by a drunk driver in Slidell this weekend and a case of aggravated assault with a gun against another lineman in Tangipahoa Parish. In an interview with WWNO City Hall Reporter Ryan Nelsen, a lineman from Illinois shares his experience doing emergency utility repair work in the aftermath of several major storms, including Hurricane Ida.
  • WWNO/WRKF Education Reporter Aubri Juhasz gives us the timeline, or lack thereof, for school reopenings in parts of the state hit hardest by Hurricane Ida.
  • WWNO/WRKF Public Health Reporter Rosemary Westwood reports on public calls for new measures to protect seniors residing in independent-living seniors’ apartment complexes from the effects of hurricanes after a dozen seniors died of heat exhaustion following Hurricane Ida.
Karl Lengel has worked in the lively arts as an actor, announcer, manager, director, administrator and teacher. In broadcast, he has accumulated over two decades of on-air experience and is currently WWNO’s anchor for NPR’s “All Things Considered” and a host for “Louisiana Considered”. He holds a BS in Professional Management from Nova Southeastern University and an MFA in Film and Theatre from the University of New Orleans.
Aubry is a reporter, producer and operations assistant in Baton Rouge.