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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

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Aubri Juhasz
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WWNO
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 returned to New Orleans to serve as WWNO’s local host for All Things Considered, a post he held here pre-Katrina. Besides radio, Karl has had a long theatrical career too; read on to learn all about our talented and versatile announcer! He and his wife Ann Casey are delighted to be back home in New Orleans!
Aubry is a reporter, producer and operations assistant in Baton Rouge.