Experts: Slow storm season shouldn't deter preparations

U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, R-Lafayette, helped host a 2015 Hurricane Preparedness Public Meeting Tuesday at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium.
Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape)

Though meteorologists are forecasting a below average year for hurricane activity in the Atlantic, one big storm can make a season.

Patterson trims budget; mayor wants to cut 5 percent across all departments

Patterson resident Connie Boudreaux speaks during Tuesday’s council meeting about residents’ efforts to get a 15 mph speed limit sign installed on Church Street between Main and First streets.
Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald

PATTERSON — So far, city officials have cut the projected 2015-16 budget by roughly 4 percent and hope to trim a little more from the budget to meet Mayor Rodney Grogan’s request for a 5 percent, a


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