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September 9, 2020
Initial reports indicate heavy timber damage in Louisiana and Texas from Hurricane Laura
Early reports from Louisiana in areas battered by Hurricane Laura are indicating that forestland losses will be extensive. There are twisted trees and downed timber and a large-scale assessment is just now getting underway. However, according to Robbie Hutchins, an area forestry agent with the LSU AgCenter, timber companies and the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry are doing extensive aerial surveys to properly assess the damage, but Hutchins said the storm even complicated the ability do those assessments. “Some of the communication towers the aircraft use were damaged, and some ...
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