With no power, Louisiana residents return home to assess Hurricane Delta damage

By Stephanie Kelly



a castle on top of a house: FILE PHOTO: A destroyed home is reflected in flood waters in the aftermath of Hurricane Delta in Creole, Louisiana


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FILE PHOTO: A destroyed home is reflected in flood waters in the aftermath of Hurricane Delta in Creole, Louisiana

LAKE CHARLES, La. (Reuters) – Louisianans continued storm cleanup on Sunday after Hurricane Delta rolled through the region on Friday, as more returned to survey damage to their homes, having waited out the storm elsewhere.

Delta made landfall near the town of Creole in Cameron Parish early Friday evening as a Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, packing sustained winds of 100 miles per hour (160 km per hour).

By Sunday the storm had weakened to a post-tropical cyclone, but continued to be a heavy rainfall threat, the National Hurricane Center said.

The storm knocked out power for more than half a million customers and compounded damage from the more powerful Hurricane Laura, which devastated the region in August.

Video: Hurricane Delta weakens after

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With No Power, Louisiana Residents Return Home to Assess Hurricane Delta Damage | Top News

LAKE CHARLES, La. (Reuters) – Louisianans continued storm cleanup on Sunday after Hurricane Delta rolled through the region on Friday, as more returned to survey damage to their homes, having waited out the storm elsewhere.

Delta made landfall near the town of Creole in Cameron Parish early Friday evening as a Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, packing sustained winds of 100 miles per hour (160 km per hour).

By Sunday the storm had weakened to a post-tropical cyclone, but continued to be a heavy rainfall threat, the National Hurricane Center said.

The storm knocked out power for more than half a million customers and compounded damage from the more powerful Hurricane Laura, which devastated the region in August.

Though Sam Jones, 77, waited out the storm in his Lake Charles home, he was leaving on Sunday to stay with his son in Fort Worth, Texas, because his electricity

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Judge orders Seminole Commission candidate Pernell Bush to repair damage to home

A judge ordered Seminole County Commission candidate Pernell Bush to move out of the home he shared with his estranged wife and pay for the damages he caused last month when he punched a wall 10 times, apparently in anger over earlier divorce proceedings.



a man wearing a suit and tie smiling and looking at the camera: Pernell Bush of Sanford is a candidate for the Seminole County Commission. n- Original Source: handout


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Pernell Bush of Sanford is a candidate for the Seminole County Commission. n- Original Source: handout

Seminole County Judge Jessica Recksiedler also ordered the Democrat and his estranged wife, Jalyn Isley, to sell their two-story house on Emerald Forest Court near Sanford.

But Bush said Monday that he moved out of the home the day after the Sept. 14 incident and has since been living in Sanford’s Goldsboro community.

His new address is within commission District 5 — the seat he is seeking — which includes Sanford, Heathrow and a portion of Lake Mary. Seminole commissioners are elected countywide, but required

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Denver family’s sewer leak to be repaired after damage

DENVER — For weeks, a Denver family has been out of their home, getting the runaround and wondering how they are going to pay for thousands of dollars in damage.

They reached out to Contact Denver7, and they are already getting results.

At Kelsie Shippy’s Washington Park Bungalow, something stinks, and it’s not just the sewer link in her basement.

“Sept 13, we noticed a leak in our basement,” said Shippy. “We’ve haven’t been able to live at home for the last three weeks because of this leak. We had to shut off the water.”

Three weeks ago, without warning, she says crews installed a utility vault (box) right next to her house, directly over a sewer line.

“This is a letter from a plumber,” she said, showing a statement from a plumbing company that shows the plumber thought something went wrong when crews dug the hole for the vault.

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Scientists track down a protein that may add to lung damage in asthma and related diseases

A step toward helping patients breathe deeply
A protein called TL1A drives fibrosis in several mouse models, making it harder for lungs and airways to function normally. Credit: La Jolla Institute for Immunology

Your lungs and airways need to be stretchy, sort of like balloons. Take a big breath, and they’ll open right up.

Damaged lungs can’t open properly. Patients with asthma, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and systemic sclerosis suffer from fibrosis and tissue remodeling, where a build-up of tissue and immune cells, and proteins that form a glue-like substance, keep the airways from expanding. As fibrosis gets worse, taking a breath feels like blowing up a balloon filled with concrete.

In a new study, researchers at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) report that a protein called TL1A drives fibrosis in several mouse models, triggering tissue remodeling, and making it harder for lungs and airways to function normally.

“Our new study suggests that TL1A and its receptor

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