October 13 is the deadline to apply for FEMA assistance if your home or business was affected by the August flooding. Also, officials with FEMA say your claim may still be viable if you've been denied.
State health officials say the risk of contracting West Nile virus is expected to rise as water from recent flooding across south Louisiana recedes. The year started off relatively slowly in terms of the number of cases. However, that's where the good news stops.