20,965 policies in Lafayette Parish will spike, according to data provided by FEMA, which oversees the NFIP.
Ahead of Nicholas, UL launched a beta version of a river stage forecasting model.
Lafayette’s city and parish councils made minor changes to the administration’s budget, approving the mayor-president’s spending plan and revenue projections unanimously.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers put a stop to spot dredging almost as soon as the City Council funded it in May. Only $500,000 of the millions budgeted have been spent since.
This commits more than half of the city of Lafayette’s federal allocation to projects that do not address the pandemic or its economic impact.
The picture of need is still very much emerging. But Lafayette’s lack of housing was well established before the storm.
Hospitals in the Acadiana region caught a much-needed breath, with Covid patient loads easing ahead of Hurricane Ida, freeing up capacity to take in patients from elsewhere in the state.
Much of the spending in Guillory’s plan was of questionable eligibility, and the administration struggled to make the case for moving ahead now with so much uncertainty.
In two budgets proposed Tuesday, the Guillory administration showered funding on infrastructure and Downtown Lafayette. But in its rescue plan budget, the administration allocated little to no money for direct economic aid, housing or attacking the pandemic.
LCG and the United Daughters of the Confederacy agreed to terms Thursday.
Surprising council members, the Guillory administration will introduce Tuesday a plan for spending $83 million in federal coronavirus aid.
After winning a gesture of acknowledgement, Lafayette’s LGBTQ+ community has a reason — and a safe space — to celebrate.