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  1. FEMA officials to give advice at 3 area Home Depot storesRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Advocate

    FEMA officials will be on hand at three south Louisiana Home Depot stores to answer questions and offer home improvement tips to people affected by flooding. FEMA mitigation specialists will be at the stores at 8181 Airline Highway in Baton Rouge, 1700 NE Evangeline Thruway in Lafayette and 40 Park Place Drive in Covington daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. until Sept.

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  2. SBA opening business recovery centersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Advocate

    The U.S. Small Business Administration has opened five Business Recovery Centers to help companies affected by the devastating floods. Centers opened Monday at the Louisiana State Archives at 3851 Essen Lane in Baton Rouge, at the Baker Workforce Development Center at 3262 Baker Blvd. in Baker, the Bancorp South Branch at 13423 La.

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  3. Three people robbed by armed man early Saturday, Lafayette police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 20 | The Advocate

    Lafayette police on Saturday were trying to determine whether two armed robberies earlier that morning were committed by the same person. The first robbery happened in the 600 block of Omega Drive around 2:30 a.m. when a man with a white bandana over his face approached a man standing under the carport of his home and demanded money, said Cpl.

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  4. 'Kubo' is full of wonderRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 19 | The Advocate

    CONTRIBUTED PHOTO FROM LAIKA STUDIOS/FOCUS FEATURES -- This image Kubo, voiced by Art Parkinson, right, and Monkey, voiced by Charlize Theron, in the animated film, "Kubo and the Two Strings." CONTRIBUTED PHOTO FROM LAIKA STUDIOS/FOCUS FEATURES -- Kubo, voiced by Art Parkinson, left, and Monkey, voiced by Charlize Theron star in "Kubo and the Two Strings."

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  5. Cox working to restore service to LivingstonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 18 | The Advocate

    Cox employees are working to restore cable, internet and phone service to Livingston Parish after a secondary telecommunications facility in Denham Springs flooded. More than 20 engineers and technicians are working at the equipment hub, said Sharon Truxillo, a Cox spokeswoman.

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  6. Gov. John Bel Edwards: 'I'm not complaining in any way about our federal partnership'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 18 | The Advocate

    Advocate photo by PAUL KIEU -- Gov. John Bel Edwards speaks to the press following a briefing on recent flooding conditions in Acadiana at the Lafayette City-Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness in downtown Lafayette, LA on on Monday, August 15, 2016. ORG XMIT: 00052701A Advocate photo by PAUL KIEU -- Gov. John Bel Edwards speaks to the press following a briefing on recent flooding conditions in Acadiana at the Lafayette City-Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness in downtown Lafayette, LA on on Monday, August 15, 2016.

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  7. Check out what's happening in outlying areas of south Louisiana for the week of Aug. 19-25Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 18 | The Advocate

    Concerned over his mental health, Oscar restrains Felix as Roy and Murray look on in 'The Odd Couple.' The play takes the Cite des Arts stage this weekend in Lafayette.

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  8. Check out these fairs and festivals in south Louisiana for the week of Aug. 19-25Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 18 | The Advocate

    Advocate Photo by LEE CELANO - Brook Richard of Lafayette demonstrating his duck calling during the 2015 Louisiana State Duck Calling Contest, part of the Gueydan Duck Festival. The event returns Thursday.

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  9. Rabalais: Tragedies try to wash away our humanity, but not in this good townRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 16 | The Advocate

    Residents and student volunteers from Teurlings Catholic High School help the Louisiana National Guard load a truck full of sandbags in the River Oaks Subdivision Monday, August 15, 2016, in Lafayette, La. From left, rescuer Ernie LeBlanc of Plaquemine helps Melissa Alphonso, and Lake Settlement's Camryn Moore, 10, and mom Camie Moore, aided disembarking from floodwaters onto La.

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  10. Our Views: As sun appears, the struggle beginsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 16 | The Advocate

    A dog lays contently at Blackham Coliseum, where some flood evacuees' pets are being sheltered, Monday, August 15, 2016, in Lafayette, La. A dog lays contently at Blackham Coliseum, where some flood evacuees' pets are being sheltered, Monday, August 15, 2016, in Lafayette, La.

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  11. Acadiana pets find refuge from flood at Blackham ColiseumRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 15 | The Advocate

    Vickie Stevens, a volunteer with Lafayette Animal Control Center, walks by a German Shepherd at Blackham Coliseum, where some evacuees' pets are being sheltered, Monday, August 15, 2016, in Lafayette, La. Vickie Stevens, a volunteer with Lafayette Animal Control Center, pets a dog at Blackham Coliseum, where some flood evacuees' pets are being sheltered, Monday, August 15, 2016, in Lafayette, La.

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  12. Gov. John Bel Edwards tours flood-affected areasRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 15 | The Advocate

    Advocate photo by PAUL KIEU -- Gov. John Bel Edwards speaks to the press following a briefing on recent flooding conditions in Acadiana at the Lafayette City-Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness in downtown Lafayette, LA on on Monday, August 15, 2016. ORG XMIT: 00052701A Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, Chief of Staff Ben Nevers and Louisiana National Guard Adjutant General Glenn Curtis discuss flood conditions while flying over affected areas in a helicopter on Monday.

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  13. Acadiana pets find refuge from flood at Blackham ColiseumRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 15 | The Advocate

    Vickie Stevens, a volunteer with Lafayette Animal Control Center, walks by a German Shepherd at Blackham Coliseum, where some evacuees' pets are being sheltered, Monday, August 15, 2016, in Lafayette, La. Vickie Stevens, a volunteer with Lafayette Animal Control Center, pets a dog at Blackham Coliseum, where some flood evacuees' pets are being sheltered, Monday, August 15, 2016, in Lafayette, La.

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  14. State Police: More than 280 state roads closed Monday; see latest I-10, I-12 closures in BR areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 15 | The Advocate

    More than 280 state roads are closed Monday due to high water, Louisiana State Police said around 7 a.m. --Interstate 12 eastbound and westbound is closed between U.S. 61 and Interstate 55 . U.S. 190 eastbound to Hammond opened to traffic Monday.

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  15. Happening this week in the artsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 15 | The Advocate

    Tickets are on sale for Theatre Baton Rouge's productions of Green Day's "American Idiot," opening Friday, Aug. 19, and "Evangeline the Musical," opening Friday, Sept. 16. For tickets, call 924-6496 or visit theatrebr.org .

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  16. Despite gains, Louisiana still lags in U.S. education rankingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 15 | The Advocate

    Last week, state Superintendent of Education John White trumpeted the fact that Louisiana public high school students showed greater gains this year in earning college credit than those in any other state except Massachusetts. Less talked about was this footnote: The state still ranks near the bottom in the Advanced Placement program and was 50th for years.

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  17. Acadiana residents get a brief reprieve Sunday from flooding as they survey damageRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 14 | The Advocate

    Guests are evacuated from the Fairfield Inn on Pinhook Road during flooding Saturday August 13, 2016 in Lafayette, La. With the help of volunteers with boats and firefighters guests and employees were able to get out.

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  18. Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette area People in Business for Aug. 14, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 13 | The Advocate

    Hess was senior vice president of federal services for CB&I. His 40-year career has included leadership positions in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Departments of Defense and Homeland Security and in the private sector.

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  19. Follow Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' news conference on flash floodingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 13 | The Advocate

    Gov. John Bel Edwards speaks during a press conference with La. Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Shawn Wilson, left, to celebrate the Fastlane Grant, which will partially fund an I-10 widening project between Lafayette and Henderson, Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at the Stirling Lafayette Shopping Center on Louisiana Avenue in Lafayette, La.

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  20. Red Cross open shelters across region FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 12 | The Advocate

    The American Red Cross has opened 11 overnight shelters in five parishes Friday in response to heavy rains and flooding across the Baton Rouge and Lafayette regions. The following Red Cross-managed or supported shelters opened as of 3 p.m. Friday with the help of officials in several parishes: In East Baton Rouge Parish, shelters have been set up in Baker Municipal Center Auditorium, 3325 Groom Road, Baker; BREC Park at North Sherwood Forest and Choctaw, 3140 N. Sherwood Forest Drive; and Zoar Baptist Church, 11848 Hooper Road, Central.

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