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  • Louisiana's disaster declaration approved

    July 14, 2015 8:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The federal government has approved Louisiana's request for a disaster declaration for the Red River flooding that caused damage across a half-dozen parishes in the last month. Mike Steele of the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness says the Obama Administration approved the declaration Monday for... more »
  • LSU: Feral hogs cause at least $30M damage to La. farms

    July 13, 2015 12:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A study by the LSU AgCenter finds feral hogs have caused at least $30 million in damage to crops on Louisiana farms in 2013. AgCenter economist Shaun Tanger has been gathering data for more than a year from Louisiana farmers about hog activity and damage, which ranges... more »
  • Suspect surrenders in car wash robbery

    July 2, 2015 12:33 PM

    WALKER - Investigators said a man caught on camera destroying cash boxes at a Livingston Parish car wash to get at the coins inside surrendered Thursday. Deputies booked 27-year-old Henry M. Taylor IV of Baton Rouge into the Livingston Parish Jail on charges of simple burglary and five counts... more »
  • Debris pickup in Ascension went smoothly after May storms

    June 2, 2015 9:49 AM

    GONZALES- Officials says the trucks that scoured unincorporated Ascension Parish in May for debris from severe storms that tore through south and central Louisiana collected 6,000 to 10,000 cubic yards of material. The estimated total volume of limbs, leaves and other debris would be enough to cover 4 to 6... more »
  • Line of thunderstorms brings rain, high winds to Louisiana check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 26, 2015 8:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A line of thunderstorms brought heavy rain and gusting winds through southeastern Louisiana Monday night. The storms that passed through didn't do much damage in the Baton Rouge area, but left a lot of standing water on the roads early this morning. Some houses did lose power.... more »
  • Governor calls flood damage 'devastating'

    May 25, 2015 6:59 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says the damage caused by flash-flooding in Central Texas is "absolutely devastating." The governor flew over parts of the rain-swollen Blanco River on Monday, a day after heavy rains pushed the river out of its banks and into surrounding homes in the small... more »
  • Auditor: Oil companies pay too little for oyster damage

    May 18, 2015 3:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Oil companies that damage the state's public oyster grounds - for example when they drill wells and lay pipelines - are not required to pay enough in compensation to the state, according to a state legislative auditor's report. This was one of several findings in a Louisiana... more »
  • One remains in ICU after tornado hits neighborhood check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 17, 2015 7:50 PM

    TICKFAW - A tornado was the last thing residents on John McDonald road expected to wake up to, early Sunday morning. One woman is in the Intensive Care Unit at North Oaks Hospital and another person suffered minor injuries. "There's no way to escape it," said Billy McDonald,... more »
  • Residents, schools still dealing with storm effects

    April 29, 2015 9:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The effects of Monday's severe weather is still lingering. Today, thousands of residents across the Baton Rouge area are still without power. Groups are working to restore power throughout the area, but it's a slow process. Entergy has announced it's bringing in linemen from out-of-town to help... more »
  • Pierre Part cleans up check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 28, 2015 7:32 PM

    PIERRE PART - Tuesday residents picked up the pieces in one of the two towns struck by a tornadoes in Monday's storm. Trees and downed power lines made up most of the damage, but some homes were also affected. "Things happen and you're just thankful that you're alive," said... more »
  • EACHUS: Recent storm possibly in rare company

    April 28, 2015 3:54 PM

    A case could be made that the Monday Morning storm complex which tore across the Gulf Coast was what's known as a derecho. Somewhat uncommon, a derecho (pronounced deh-REY-cho) is a long-lived, widespread wind storm associated with a fast-moving line of thunderstorms. Although damage produced by a derecho can... more »
  • Temporary foul poles for next game

    April 28, 2015 8:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A severe storm carrying winds over 50 mph, passed through Baton Rouge Monday morning, knocking down trees and powerlines across the area. Both foul poles located at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field were also damaged. After the storm, one of the foul poles was left lying... more »
  • Cleanup underway from Monday's severe weather

    April 28, 2015 7:49 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Power company workers continue to restore electricity to homes and businesses across southeast Louisiana that lost power during Monday's severe weather. Entergy says 5,000 customers in New Orleans and 9,000 customers in Jefferson Parish remain without power Tuesday. Over 100,000 last power during the storms. High winds downed... more »
  • USS Kidd closes due to roof damage

    April 27, 2015 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Museum officials closed the USS Kidd in downtown Baton Rouge due to storm damage Monday. The museum said on their Facebook page that the storm caused "significant" roof damage to the main building. Executive Director Alex Juan said the most serious damage happened in the conference... more »
  • Storm snaps trees, knocks out power in West Feliciana check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 27, 2015 5:46 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A few hundred people are still without power in West Feliciana Parish after storms rolled through the area Monday morning. As the storm made its way through the parish some residents took shelter only to find that debris trapped them inside their neighborhood without power. A... more »
  • Assumption slammed by Monday's severe weather check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 27, 2015 4:34 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Parish officials declared an emergency after storms uprooted trees, knocked down power lines and damaged homes in Assumption Parish Monday. The parish school system said all schools would close Tuesday because of the widespread power outages. All government offices and court cases in the parish Tuesday were... more »
  • Foul poles blown down at Alex Box Stadium

    April 27, 2015 2:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Monday morning's severe weather caused some damage at Alex Box Stadium, where LSU is scheduled to host a baseball game Tuesday night. The storm blew over the stadium's foul poles, knocking them into the field and the playground on the stadium grounds. Head baseball coach... more »
  • Power outages remain widespread following Monday storms check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 27, 2015 11:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Thousands of people will spend Monday night in the dark after strong storms knocked down trees and power lines across the capital area. Some people were warned, services may not be restored until Wednesday. Additional severe weather systems hindered the repair effort after following Monday morning's... more »
  • Friday afternoon storms wreak havoc in Bayou Pigeon

    April 24, 2015 7:38 PM

    BAYOU PIGEON - Strong storms damaged a trailer park in Iberville Parish Friday evening, according to authorities. Sheriff Brett Stassi said several trailers at the park in Bayou Pigeon were damaged, and one unoccupied trailer was blown over. Three of the trailers had roof damage. "It was like... more »
  • Man charged with hate crime, criminal damage to property check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 23, 2015 8:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Baton Rouge man for criminal damage to property and hate crimes. According to an arrest report, Niles Clay, 52, caused almost $3,000 worth of damage and targeted a couple based on their race. The incident happened Saturday night in Torrey Pines off... more »
  • NFL players who started young show more thinking problems

    January 28, 2015 3:04 PM

    BOSTON - A study published in the journal Neurology says NFL veterans who started playing tackle football before the age of 12 are more likely to have cognitive difficulties after their careers. The study published Wednesday says researchers tested 42 former players on their short-term memory, mental flexibility and problem... more »
  • Unmanned platform damaged just off La. coast; no injuries

    January 23, 2015 3:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal agency is investigating a report of damage to an unmanned offshore oil production platform in the Gulf of Mexico, about five miles south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said the platform operated by Houston-based Energy XXI may have been... more »
  • Some say False River drawdown caused property damage check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 21, 2015 5:24 PM

    NEW ROADS - Some residents are concerned that the drawdown of False River could be damaging their property along the popular oxbow lake. The drawdown of False River began in September as the first step toward rehabilitating the once thriving fishing spot. People can tell the effect the drawdown... more »
  • Tornado has residents cleaning up on Chrismas Eve check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 24, 2014 3:47 PM

    AMITE - People near Amite spent Christmas Eve cleaning up storm damage after a tornado tore through their community Tuesday evening. Most of the damage happened near the intersection of La. 16 and La. 1064, just east of the Tangipahoa River. Homeowner Carol Morrow saw the aftermath of the... more »
  • Amite tornado rated EF-1, EF-2 damage in places

    December 24, 2014 11:30 AM

    AMITE - Cleanup got underway on Christmas Eve morning in Amite, where a tornado ripped through homes and trees a day earlier. The National Weather Service said early indications are the tornado had an EF-1 for much of the time it was on the ground, but a few areas... more »
  • New Apple patent could save dropped devices

    December 3, 2014 11:58 AM

    Imagine this: An iPhone so smart that when it knows when it's falling and can re-orient itself to minimize damage. Apple has been granted a new patent for technology that can shift iPhones during free-fall so they land in a way that keeps the glass screens from cracking and... more »
  • Severe hail storm causes chaos in Brisbane, Australia

    November 27, 2014 10:57 AM

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - Golf-ball-sized hail has smashed windows, strong winds have flipped aircraft, and about 82,000 customers were left without power after a super cell swept across south-east Queensland. Brisbane, Australia, was slammed on Thursday by a severe storm that brought golf-ball sized hail and high winds to the... more »
  • Tornado damage confirmed in Livingston Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 17, 2014 7:59 AM

    LIVINGSTON - The National Weather Service confirmed Monday that storm damage overnight in Livingston Pairsh was caused by a tornado. A survey team confirmed damage found north of Livingston indicated an EF 1 tornado. This means winds gusted in the range of 85-110mph. The storms were caused by... more »
  • State sues Corps over 'MRGO' restoration costs

    October 28, 2014 11:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana coastal restoration officials are suing a federal agency over the cost of fixing damage blamed on a now-closed south Louisiana waterway. The federal court lawsuit was filed Tuesday in New Orleans by the Coastal Restoration and Protection Authority. It notes that the man-made Mississippi River Gulf... more »
  • West Monroe rocked by severe thunderstorms

    October 13, 2014 1:07 PM

    MONROE - Strong thunderstorms moved through northeast Louisiana Monday morning and caused significant damage in West Monroe. MyArkLaMIss.com reported several tornado warnings were issued in the area throughout the morning, and strong winds caused widespread outages that left more than 39,000 people in the dark in Ouachita Parish. ... more »
  • Woman jumps out of window of burning house check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 10, 2014 5:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge woman jumped out of the window of her burning home this morning to save her life, according to firefighters. The fire happened at a house on North 37th Street. The woman who was inside was asleep when the fire started, and leaped out... more »
  • Church bus fire at the center of investigation check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 7, 2014 7:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A mysterious fire of a 25 passenger church bus is now at the center of an investigation by the Baton Rouge Fire Department. The bus was being repaired at an auto repair shop off Greenwell Springs. According to Curtis Shepherd, Pastor of New Philadelphia Full... more »
  • Popular campground ripped apart by tornado check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 25, 2014 4:13 AM

    CAPE CHARLES, VA - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe will tour a campground on the Eastern Shore where two people were killed and dozens were injured after a tornado hit. McAuliffe is scheduled to visit the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort on Friday. A married couple from Jersey City, New... more »
  • Several dead, 70K without power after upstate NY storms

    July 9, 2014 5:28 AM

    SMITHFIELD, N.Y.- Officials in central New York say four people are dead, numerous homes are destroyed or damaged and more than 70,000 utility customers are without power after severe thunderstorms rolled through the region. The Madison County Sheriff's Office says the deaths occurred in the rural town of Smithfield, between... more »
  • Email set up to report Ascension flood damage

    May 29, 2014 10:53 AM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish officials said people affected by the flooding on Wednesday should use the email address flood@apgov.us to aid the process of assessing flood water damage to homes and businesses. Rick Webre, director of Ascension Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, said citizens should include... more »
  • Washington Monument reopens after earthquake

    May 12, 2014 9:48 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Washington Monument has reopened to the public, 33 months after an earthquake damaged the stone obelisk. After a morning ceremony, the 555-foot stone monument that was once the tallest structure in the world reopened to visitors Monday afternoon. In August 2011, the monument's white marble and mortar... more »
  • Storms ravage Sherwood neighborhood Play Video

    April 7, 2014 6:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Storms that tore through the Capital City area early Monday morning left several homes destroyed in one Sherwood Forest neighborhood. One man barely escaped with his life when a tree fell through his roof, just moments after he jumped out of bed. "If I had not... more »
  • Storm debris still lingers, forces lane closures

    April 7, 2014 4:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Expect traffic delays on Florida Boulevard between Sherwood Forest Blvd. and Little John Drive due to closures related to last night's bad weather. There are downed power lines and roof debris, so the outside, eastbound lane is closed. The service road on the south side of Florida... more »
  • Who is driving that school bus? check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 13, 2013 10:20 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A bus crash that sent 21 kids to the hospital is changing policy in West Baton Rouge Parish. The school district outsources the bus system to First Student, a company entrenched in controversy after a driver with a history of wrecks crashed again. First Student blames... more »
  • Storage room fire does $325K in damage downtown

    September 26, 2013 8:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators are looking into a fire in downtown Baton Rouge which caused hundreds of thousands of dollars of damage overnight. The fire happened around 11 p.m. Wednesday in a storage facility attached to a store on Third Street, and took two hours to get fully under... more »
  • State suing Texas Brine over sinkhole damage

    August 2, 2013 3:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal's office announced Friday that the Attorney General's Office is suing Texas Brine LLC for environmental damage caused by the Assumption Parish sinkhole. Jindal said the suit was filed on behalf of the Department of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Quality, and other responding... more »
  • High court declines to hear landmark Katrina case

    June 24, 2013 2:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review the dismissal of a landmark ruling that the Army Corps of Engineers was liable for billions of dollars in Hurricane Katrina flood damage that property owners blame on the corps' maintenance of a New Orleans shipping channel. The Supreme... more »
  • Waterspout causes damage near Grand Isle

    June 19, 2013 4:32 PM

    GRAND ISLE - A waterspout off the coast of Grand Isle created a big stir during storms this afternoon. The waterspout moved in from the bay side of the island around 3:45 p.m. today. The National Weather Service reported it blew a portion of a camp roof off,... more »
  • Charities see influx of aid in tornado's wake

    May 29, 2013 8:40 AM

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Charities providing relief to residents of tornado-ravaged neighborhoods in Moore and Oklahoma City are seeing an infusion of donations from around the country. Several of those charities also will likely see a boost in giving Wednesday when a several country music stars with Oklahoma ties take... more »
  • Building destroyed, RVs flipped during strong storms

    May 22, 2013 3:02 PM

    MORGAN CITY - Police in Morgan City said strong storms and a possible tornado damaged businesses and RVs this afternoon. Police said they received several reports of strong winds and hail starting around noon, along with tornado reports. They responded to several complaints of downed trees and power lines,... more »
  • Oklahoma tornado damage could top $2 billion

    May 22, 2013 10:10 AM

    MOORE, Okla. - The Oklahoma Insurance Department says a preliminary damage estimate could top $2 billion for the tornado that hit the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore. Spokeswoman Calley Herth says the early tally is based on visual assessments of an extensive damage zone stretching more than 17 miles... more »
  • President Obama to speak on Oklahoma disaster

    May 21, 2013 7:20 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will be meeting with his disaster response team, including Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, before delivering a statement on the devastating tornado that tore through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday. Obama has declared a major disaster in Oklahoma, ordering federal aid to supplement state and... more »
  • Lightning destroys BR business

    May 10, 2013 10:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Flames tore through the Louisiana Association of Realtors building this morning in a fire that took crews nearly 3 hours to get under control. Investigators say a direct lightning strike caused the fire. It happened just after 5:30 a.m. Friday in the 4600 block of... more »
  • Vandals cause thousands of dollars of damage to EBR schools check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 22, 2013 3:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A trio of vandals caused thousands of dollars in damages to two schools in East Baton Rouge Parish over the weekend. Pictures News 2 obtained detail the damage inside. Broken windows, shattered glass, and ransacked offices and classrooms greeted administrators as they showed up to school. ... more »
  • Battered St. John Parish to receive $1.5M in Isaac aid

    February 28, 2013 9:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - St. John the Baptist Parish will get a $1.5 million federal grant to reimburse the cost of repairing sewer and storm pumps damaged by slow-moving Hurricane Isaac. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says the money is part of the nearly $215.6 million in total public assistance recovery... more »
  • Extension to file Hurricane Isaac claims

    February 22, 2013 11:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Property owners with flood insurance policies whose homes or other structures were damaged during Hurricane Isaac have an additional 60 days to file claims for their flood-related losses. Policy owners now have until April 22 to complete their proof of loss claims. The National Flood Insurance Program says... more »
  • La. Red Cross volunteers helping after Miss. storm

    February 11, 2013 3:11 PM

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Red Cross volunteers from Louisiana arrived in southern Mississippi Monday to help with cleanup and relief efforts after a tornado this weekend. The seven volunteers took three Emergency Response Vehicles to help provide supplies and feed people affected by severe weather Sunday. The storms also... more »
  • Gov. Bryant declares emergency after tornado hits

    February 11, 2013 6:46 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Gov. Phil Bryant has declared a State of Emergency for four Mississippi counties hit by tornadoes and severe storms. Forrest, Lamar, Lawrence and Marion were named in the declaration Sunday night, but any other counties damaged by the continuing severe weather will be covered. The declaration is... more »
  • Snapshots of Sandy: Group restores victims' photos

    February 4, 2013 2:39 AM

    NEW YORK - Of all the images of Superstorm Sandy's destruction, the pictures that linger for victims are the warped, stained ones that sat on their walls and shelves. But volunteers scattered around the world are about to start digitally mending Sandy victims' personal photos. A group called Operation Photo... more »
  • Obama says he'll sign $50.5B Sandy aid bill soon

    January 29, 2013 2:43 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he'll sign a $50.5 billion emergency measure for Superstorm Sandy victims as soon as it lands on his desk. Obama chided lawmakers for taking their time to approve the funding even as he commended them for providing the long-awaited aid. Conservatives concerned about adding... more »
  • Senate sets Monday vote on $50.5B Sandy aid bill

    January 25, 2013 5:17 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Senate is set to vote Monday on a $50.5 billion emergency relief bill to help victims of Superstorm Sandy. Northeast lawmakers from both parties hope to win Senate approval of the measure and send it to President Barack Obama, who has said he would sign it.... more »
  • Deadline extended for Isaac claims

    January 23, 2013 7:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana property owners with flood insurance policies whose homes or other structures were damaged during Hurricane Isaac have another 30 days to file claims for their flood losses. Policy owners now have until Feb. 21 to complete their proof of loss. The National Flood Insurance... more »
  • Stormy issue of Sandy aid settles down in House

    January 16, 2013 4:37 AM

    WASHINGTON - The political tempest stirred up by Superstorm Sandy appears to have moved on after wreaking havoc among House Republicans divided over how much aid to allocate to the victims of the storm. In a 241-180 vote Tuesday night, the House approved $50.5 billion in disaster relief for... more »
  • People with flood damage asked to call it in

    January 15, 2013 10:35 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Emergency officials asked Livingston Parish residents to take time from their cleanup efforts and call in any water damage they received from recent flooding. The parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness needs the information to apply for any public assistance that could be made... more »
  • Tornado at Iberville Parish plant caught on tape check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 10, 2013 1:38 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - A tornado damaged an industrial chemical plant in Iberville Parish as severe weather moved through southern Louisiana this morning. Surveillance cameras at the SNF Flopam plant caught footage of the twister as it moved through the area near the plant. The plant was staffed as the... more »
  • Driver mows down decorations at holiday party

    January 3, 2013 12:18 PM

    KENNER, La. - There were no reports of serious injuries, but a vehicle was damaged and several holiday decorations were mowed down in the front yard of a Kenner home when a disturbance broke out at a New Year's Eve house party. Kenner police said it happened around 2 a.m.... more »
  • Most in the area have power, others will be in the dark for 2013

    December 26, 2012 9:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Everyone in Louisiana who lost power and could safely get it restored, are back on line after powerful storms moved across the area on Christmas Day. "Our state was fortunate to be spared the worst of the storm's damage, and the dedication of our employees - who... more »
  • Zachary damage not from tornado check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 26, 2012 5:37 PM

    ZACHARY- The National Weather Service says damage in the Zachary area is consistent with straight line winds, not a tornado. Meteorologist Mike Efferson says a tree that snapped in half, damaging a home and vehicle, fell from west to east, the same direction as the Christmas Day storm. Efferson... more »
  • Christmas Day storms cause damage

    December 25, 2012 10:18 PM

    ZACHARY- People were forced to break Christmas traditions and take cover when powerful storms rolled through the region Tuesday. Damage was reported in many areas. In the northern part of East Baton Rouge, at least two people said they encountered a tornado. "There was just a lot of... more »
  • Baker tornado damage tallied

    December 13, 2012 2:25 PM

    BAKER - A tornado that ripped through Baker on Monday damaged at least 87 homes and other buildings, city officials say. The hardest-hit area appeared to be a residential section on South Magnolia Drive and Cypress Drive. The tornado crossed Louisiana Highway 19 and traveled through several neighborhoods before moving... more »
  • Ascension tornado leaves trail of destruction check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 10, 2012 5:33 PM

    GONZALES- A tornado touched down early this morning near the corner of Airline Highway and Black Bayou Extension. According to eye witness reports the tornado lifted a small Ford Ranger truck at least 20 feet in the air before it fell on top of a Ford F-150 Raptor, crushing... more »
  • Baker tornado confirmed, shelter opened

    December 10, 2012 4:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The National Weather Service confirmed that damage in Baker this morning was caused by a tornado. The NWS report said the damage was consistent with an EF 1 tornado. They said it touched down on U. S. Hwy 61, and its damage path ended four miles... more »
  • Storm damage reported across the area

    December 10, 2012 10:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - News 2 has received many reports of storm damage in the capital region after severe weather moved through this morning. The entire WBRZ viewing area remained under a tornado watch until 11 a.m. today. Parish officials reported serious damage throughout Ascension Parish. The entire front... more »
  • Man accused of attacking gas pump

    December 4, 2012 11:49 AM

    HOUMA - Sheriff's deputies say a Houma man accused of attacking an uncooperative gasoline pump has been booked with criminal property damage. Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's deputies tell The Courier 27-year-old Sean Charles Oshea told officers he pulled up to the gas station at Sam's Club in Houma Sunday night and... more »
  • FEMA individual aid nears $116 million after Isaac

    November 14, 2012 7:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved nearly $116 million in individual aid for Louisiana homeowners and renters who experienced damage from Hurricane Isaac. Nearly 32,000 people have received housing assistance, which totals $95 million. Another $21 million has been provided for other types of individual... more »
  • People who endured Sandy are now recovering from new storm

    November 8, 2012 5:04 PM

    NEW YORK - One man who lives along the New Jersey coast says he just had power restored a couple of days ago following the outage caused by Hurricane Sandy -- and how, he's lost it again. A new storm that struck the Northeast yesterday has caused hundreds of thousands... more »
  • New estimate for economic damage from storm: $50B

    November 1, 2012 10:23 AM

    NEW YORK - The total economic damage from Superstorm Sandy could run as high as $50 billion, according to new estimates from the forecasting firm Eqecat. The new numbers are more than double the firm's previous estimate. Eqecat said Thursday that its new estimate for economic losses is between... more »
  • Obama, Christie view damage from Sandy

    October 31, 2012 1:23 PM

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - President Barack Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have begun an hour-long aerial tour of New Jersey hurricane damage aboard Obama's Marine One helicopter. Obama flew to New Jersey today for a first-hand look at the devastation from the storm. He's officially away from the... more »
  • Obama to view storm damage in New Jersey

    October 30, 2012 2:36 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will travel to storm-stricken New Jersey on Wednesday to view damage from the massive storm that struck the East Coast and to thank first responders. The White House says Obama will join New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in viewing the damage. Christie is a Republican... more »
  • Sandy moves inland after leaving 17 dead

    October 30, 2012 8:11 AM

    NEW YORK - Superstorm Sandy is winding down and inching its way inland, leaving at least 17 people in seven states dead and more than 7 million power outages in its wake. New York was one of the hardest hit areas when an unprecedented 13-foot surge of seawater - 3... more »
  • NYC Fire Dept. at scene of dangling crane

    October 29, 2012 2:29 PM

    NEW YORK - Emergency workers are at the scene of a crane that's dangling off a 65-story building in New York City. Television images show part of the crane hanging off the luxury building on West 57th Street. No injuries are reported. However, streets have been cleared as a precaution.... more »
  • Analysts say Sandy unlikely to damage US economy

    October 29, 2012 2:27 PM

    WASHINGTON - Hurricane Sandy has already caused the cancellation of thousands of flights, stranding travelers. Insurers are expecting to have to pay up to $5 billion. Retailers are expecting smaller sales. But for the overall economy, damage from the storm is expected to be limited, and analysts say any economic... more »
  • Isaac damaged 59,000 homes in La.

    September 28, 2012 3:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hurricane Isaac damaged nearly 59,000 homes across southeast Louisiana. That is more than four times the number officials estimated a week after the storm made landfall on Aug. 28. The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness says the most severe damage hit houses and rental... more »
  • Gas station problem could lead to costly repairs check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 26, 2012 5:28 PM

    DUTCHTOWN - Many drivers say they had diesel in their gas-burning cars after filling up over the weekend at a Dutchtown gas station. Drivers told News 2 today about problems at the RaceTrac on Highway 73. Service technicians at LeBlanc Nissan say at least four customers have brought vehicles... more »
  • North Carolina church volunteers offer help in Livingston check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 17, 2012 4:53 PM

    SPRINGFIELD- Volunteers from North Carolina say helping people in Livingston recover from Hurricane Isaac is part of their mission. Greg Riggs with the North Carolina Baptist Men organization tells News 2 the goal is to give people hope through Jesus Christ in time of despair. The group has been... more »
  • FEMA assessing damage in EBR check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 7, 2012 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today FEMA spent the day assessing hurricane damage in East Baton Rouge and St. Martin parish to determine if people can get individual assistance. The teams will survey conditions and present a report to Washington and Governor Bobby Jindal. The governor could then officially request individual... more »

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