Aug.31 — Former FEMA director Brock Long says the agency is stretched “very thin.” The government is trying to help victims now of Hurricane Laura, one of the most powerful storms ever to hit Louisiana. It left a path of chemical fires, wrecked buildings, flooded roads and what could be more than $15 billion in insured losses, with reports of at least six people dead. Long speaks on “Balance of Power.”
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Louisiana is a southeastern U.S. state on the Gulf of Mexico. Its history as a melting pot of French, African, American and French-Canadian cultures is reflected in its Creole and Cajun cultures. The largest city, New Orleans, is known for its colonial-era French Quarter, raucous Mardi Gras festival, jazz music, Renaissance-style St. Louis Cathedral and wartime exhibits at the huge National WWII Museum.