Storm Cleanup - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Storm Cleanup

Hello everyone. This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC newsroom. Some Lake Charles residents found themselves cleaning up today in the aftermath of last night's severe storms that rolled through the area. Thousands of people were without power. But most are back on today. Entergy officials say there are still about 400 customers without power. And they could be without electricity until Monday. The good news is... We don't expect a repeat of the bad weather tonight.

After battering Florida yesterday, Tropical Storm Andrea is now quickly making its way up the east coast. And while her winds may be dying down, it's the amount of rain the storm is dumping that has triggered flash flood warnings in several states.

And the legislative session has ended in Baton Rouge with a welcome surprise for teachers! Apparently, the last minute addition of a 69 million dollar increase to Louisiana's public school funding formula in next year's budget includes money for teacher pay raises. Each certified classroom teacher in the upcoming 2013-2014 school year can expect a 578 dollar raise. Join us for these stories and more coming up today on Live at Five and 7news at Six.

 

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