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FEMA Grant to help Vernon Parish

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www.youtube.com – News 10 – 2023-08-28 00:18:54

SUMMARY: FEMA has approved Louisiana's request for a federal grant to assist with wildfire fighting efforts in Vernon Parish. The Fire Management Assistance Grant will cover costs for field camps, repair tools, mobilization, materials, and supplies. Governor Edwards emphasizes the unprecedented conditions and urges people to remain vigilant and prevent additional fires, reminding them to adhere to the statewide burn ban and take precautions. He also notes that wildfire smoke is spreading across Louisiana, causing reduced visibility and the smell of smoke. Those with respiratory issues should avoid outdoor activities.

FEMA Grant to help Vernon Parish

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Gumbeaux Gators claim another walk-off win – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Rodrick Anderson – 2024-06-20 23:31:09

SUMMARY: The Lake Charles Gumbeaux Gators secured another walk-off victory, beating the Brazos Valley Bombers 6-5 at Barbe High School. Jake Smith clinched the win with a decisive hit, marking his second walk-off in four games. The Gators, now 10-8, are just half a game behind the Baton Rouge Rougarou in the Texas Collegiate League's Louisiana division. Despite struggling against Bombers' pitcher Bryson Walker, who struck out 11 in eight innings, the Gators mounted a ninth-inning comeback. Parker Morgan pitched four scoreless innings, while Carter Sutton secured the win with 1 1/3 innings of relief.

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Metairie Sprinter hopes to beat the odds at Olympic trials

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www.youtube.com – – 2024-06-20 23:08:31

SUMMARY: Eric Gregory recently clinched his third consecutive NCAA Division 3 National Championship in the 400-meter dash, timing at 45.73 seconds, and secured a spot in the US Olympic trials. Gregory, who is deaf, leverages signals from his coach to prepare for the start. Despite beginning each race at a disadvantage, he remains unfazed and focused. He was a standout athlete in both track and football at East Jefferson and then Gallaudet University, a school for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Gregory is the first student-athlete from Gallaudet to qualify for the Olympic trials, aiming to inspire others through his journey.

Gregory needed to pour everything into performing because he starts every race with a disadvantage, Gregory is deaf. “If you want to do it, you can do it,” he said.

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New Orleans Weather: Small chance for rain Friday, heat returns for the weekend

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www.youtube.com – – 2024-06-20 22:38:54

SUMMARY: The upcoming weather forecast shows upper 90s temperatures, primarily due to upper ridging. Monitoring two tropical areas: one wave currently overland in Mexico may bring rain to parts of Mexico and southern Texas, resembling Alberto's path, and Invest 92, likely moving towards Florida by Saturday, with a 50% chance of organizing into a named storm but posing no threat to the Gulf of Mexico. Winds have subsided inland, and coastal flood advisories are in effect until tomorrow evening. The weekend looks mostly clear with rising temperatures, but rain chances may increase by the end of next week due to an upper trough.

Chief Meteorologist Chris Franklin says there's a light chance for rain on Friday and expect a hot weekend. Rain chances return next week.

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