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  • Land eroding around lake, no one taking responsibility Play Video

    February 27, 2017 6:06 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - Some people are worried their homes are going to be washed away. Backyards are eroding into a neighborhood lake and no one is taking responsibility. Some homeowners say they bought in Spanish Lakes because it's quiet and far enough away from traffic gridlock in Baton Rouge.... more »
  • Front yard erosion fixed following 2 On Your Side call Play Video

    November 1, 2016 6:23 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A growing hole in a front yard was repaired again, after calls to 2 On Your Side Tuesday. Teresa Beauregard said she asked for help following numerous complaints about the hole. Livingston Parish public works crews have filled in the hole before, but the hole expanded.... more »
  • Baton Rouge woman says city won't help with drainage issue Play Video

    October 14, 2016 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman is worried her yard will be washed away. After multiple pleas with the city, she's been told it's not their problem. A drainage canal behind her house is growing and eating away everything in it's path. Melba Weiss has lived in her Kenilworth... more »
  • Information available to residents on False River shoreline erosion and restoration

    October 6, 2016 4:52 PM

    FALSE RIVER – Information is available to homeowners to help them control shoreline erosion as a part of the False River Ecosystem Restoration Project. The information provides suggested modifications to ensure a more natural shoreline and to foster aquatic habitat restoration. The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury, the... more »
  • Livingston officials: property is sinking into Amite River

    September 22, 2016 1:20 PM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT – Livingston Parish emergency officials say homes along the Amite River in the Cypress Point subdivision are sinking into the river. According to LOHSEP Director Mark Harrell, tens of homes are experiencing substantial soil erosion that is causing a safety concern and property loss. In a... more »
  • Pair of EBR bridges shut down Play Video

    June 1, 2015 5:54 PM

    ZACHARY - A pair of bridges in East Baton Rouge Parish are shut down, because they're not safe for travel. Just outside of Zachary, the bridge on Jackson Road near Tucker Road was closed May 27. The Department of Public Works says the 44-year-old bridge is in good shape... more »
  • Democrats back suits against oil, gas industry

    February 9, 2014 7:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Democratic Party is supporting lawsuits demanding that 97 oil and gas companies pay for damages to the state's marshes that led to coastal wetlands loss and contributed to higher storm surges during hurricanes. The New Orleans Advocate reports the 210-member Louisiana Democratic State Central Committee... more »
  • Honore backs lawsuit against oil companies

    September 9, 2013 3:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Army general who won acclaim for helping restore order in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina is backing a flood control board's lawsuit against oil and gas companies. Retired Lt. Gen. Russell Honore endorses the lawsuit in a full-page advertisement in Monday editions of The Advocate newspaper.... more »
  • Oil & gas suit likely topic at flood board meeting

    August 15, 2013 10:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Supporters of a southeast Louisiana flood control board's lawsuit against oil and gas companies greeted the board with enthusiastic applause as its monthly meeting was gaveled to order. More than a dozen stood and applauded at Thursday's opening of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East, which oversees... more »
  • Flood official: oil companies 'trashed the hotel room'

    August 14, 2013 11:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana flood control official is likening the oil and gas industry in coastal Louisiana to rock stars who bring a lot of money to the area but, in his words, "trashed the hotel room." Stephen Estopinal was speaking in defense of an unprecedented lawsuit filed against... more »
  • Jindal demands flood board drop coastal lawsuit

    July 24, 2013 5:56 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says a lawsuit filed by a flood protection board against dozens of oil, gas and pipeline companies is a "trial lawyer windfall." The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East filed the suit in state court in New Orleans Wednesday. The lawsuit says oil and... more »
  • State to fix eroding section of I-10 in Ascension Parish Play Video

    March 5, 2013 4:58 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH- The state is working on a permanent fix for a section of I-10 that is eroding every time it rains. Jeannie Guitreau lives near the area that is eroding and has called the state numerous times to express her concerns. "One of these big 18-wheelers is... more »
  • App may help track impact of coastal losses

    January 21, 2013 8:15 AM

    HOUMA - An Internet-based app under development may help a Web app may help document the disappearing culture of south Louisiana communities are they are displaced by coastal erosion. Called "Vanishing Points," the app is being developed by Florida International University student Sandra Maina, the National Center for Atmospheric... more »

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