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Nearly 9 months after Hurricane Ida, first responders bracing for new storm season

GRAND ISLE, La. - A town nearly obliterated by Hurricane Ida's path last year, Grand Isle was slammed by more than 10 feet of storm surge. "It was horrific. When that roof, peeled up and the water started coming in, I said 'guys, this could be it. If the rest of the roof comes off, we could be in trouble,'" Grand Isle Chief Scooter Resweber recalled. "Our wind gauge broke at 148 miles an hour sustained. It stopped working completely."
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Lessons from Ida

GRAND ISLE, La. - A town nearly obliterated by Hurricane Ida's path last year, Grand Isle was slammed by more than 10 feet of storm surge.
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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation Donates $250,000 to Bayou Community Foundation for Hurricane Ida Housing Recovery

The Bayou Community Foundation (BCF) has received a $250,000 grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation to support housing recovery efforts in Terrebonne Parish, Lafourche Parish and Grand Isle following Hurricane Ida. The Blue Cross Foundation’s gift supports BCF’s Bayou Recovery Fund, which makes grants to...
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Caroline D Cavell

Caroline Marie Descant Cavell, 51, of Houma, LA, was called from this Earth on May 12, 2022, at her home of natural causes. Born August 4, 1970, at Lady of the Sea Hospital in Galliano, LA, she was raised in Grand Isle, LA, by her parents Nora and Newman Descant. A graduate of Grand Isle High School, she attended Phillips Business College.
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Joint Investigation Leads to Eight Indicted for Human Smuggling and Drug Conspiracy Charges

Investigations began towards the end 2021 and in February 2022, the U.S. Coast Guard interdicted the suspected vessel off the coast of Grand Isle. This case is being investigated by the Homeland Security Investigations and the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation. The Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations, Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Pennsylvania State Police, and the North Huntingdon Township Police provided assistance in the investigation.
GRAND ISLE, LA
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8 indicted for human smuggling off coast of Grand Isle

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – According to the Department of Justice (DOJ), eight individuals linked to an attempt to smuggle 24 people from Honduras were indicted this week. Officials say the eight are accused of participating in an international scheme to smuggle undocumented individuals into Louisiana aboard a vessel called “Pop.”
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8 indicted for human smuggling off coast of Grand Isle

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – According to the Department of Justice (DOJ), eight individuals linked to an attempt to smuggle 24 people from Honduras were indicted this week. Officials say the eight are accused of participating in an international scheme to smuggle undocumented individuals into Louisiana aboard a vessel called “Pop.”
GRAND ISLE, LA
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Grand Isle's return: As businesses come back, so do the anglers, eight months after Hurricane Ida

Eight months ago, Grand Isle was a wasteland, a nine-mile spit of island crushed by Hurricane Ida. The first images of this powerful storm’s carnage brought tears. Sand covered the island, most of it coming from the mostly washed-away berm facing the Gulf of Mexico, and every man-made structure suffered some degree of damage. Many of them were gone.
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