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  • Congress praised for early flood aid package, but leaders say more is needed

    September 22, 2016 2:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor John Bel Edwards praised Congress for its effort to secure up to $500 million for flood relief Thursday, but stressed the need for additional money to help people in flood-ravaged south Louisiana rebuild. The money is made available in a federal, short-term continuing resolution item.... more »
  • Shelter at Home program leaves mess in St. Amant home Play Video

    September 21, 2016 11:37 PM

    ST. AMANT - Some homeowners are fed up with contractors not finishing the job they were hired to do by the state's Shelter at Home program. At one home in St. Amant, a mess was left behind for the homeowners to clean up. Connie and Paul Braud contacted Two... more »
  • Officials to give away mosquito traps to flood victims

    September 21, 2016 5:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE – State Senator Regina Barrow is partnering with Councilwoman Tara Wicker to give away equipment to flood victims in assisting them with climbing mosquito outbreaks. Senator Barrow and Council member Wicker have also teamed up with local ministry groups and Dr. Gadget, who has appeared on The... more »
  • Gov. Edwards going back to Washington seeking disaster aid

    September 21, 2016 10:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards is making his third trip to Washington in as many weeks, trying to build support for billions in federal disaster aid for Louisiana's flood recovery. Edwards' office says the Democratic governor will travel to Washington on Wednesday and return home Friday. He'll be... more »
  • Neighbors concerned over untouched flooded home Play Video

    September 20, 2016 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than a month after people were rescued from the Old Hammond area of Baton Rouge, there's a moldy mess going. Amid the renovation in Hammond Manor, a house sits untouched since the flood. Possessions have been piled to the curb and the debris collectors have... more »
  • Damages to schools in EBR likely to exceed $10 million Play Video

    September 20, 2016 6:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Flood damage sustained by East Baton Rouge Parish schools is expected to exceed the district's multi-million dollar insurance policy but officials, right now, are more focused on getting flooded campuses up and running again than the price tag of destruction. At Glen Oaks High School Tuesday,... more »
  • Standing water from August flood fueling mosquito issue

    September 20, 2016 3:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Standing water in southern areas of East Baton Rouge and Ascension Parish is fueling an increase in mosquitoes, the EBR mosquito abatement division said in an announcement about continued spraying efforts Tuesday. Aerial spraying will happen Tuesday around twilight along Bayou Fountain and Bayou Manchac. Mosquito... more »
  • Taylor Swift donates $50K to Ascension Public Schools for flood recovery

    September 20, 2016 12:11 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE – Taylor Swift is donating $50,000 to Ascension Public Schools for flood relief efforts, school officials announced. Five of the district's 27 schools are closed due to the impacts sustained from last month's flood. Around 5,000 students are displaced and more than 500 Ascension Public Schools employees' homes... more »
  • Trailer, heirlooms stolen from flood victims' yard Play Video

    September 19, 2016 11:33 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Kenny and Cindy Spinosa considered themselves somewhat lucky after the flood. Six feet of water flooded their house and ruined almost everything, except for their most cherished possessions, which were kept safe and high on a closet shelf. Among those items: wedding albums, family photos and videos,... more »
  • Residents moved from River Center to Celtic Studios still in need of homes Play Video

    September 19, 2016 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE – It has been a week since displaced residents were moved from the now closed shelter at the River Center to Celtic Studios off of Airline Highway. However, residents are still trying to get back on their feet. Inside Celtic's Stage 5 studio case workers are still... more »
  • FAQs about the National Flood Insurance Program

    September 19, 2016 3:54 PM

    Q: I have a homeowner's insurance policy. Why would I buy flood insurance? A: Flood damage is not typically covered by a homeowner's insurance policy. Q: If my home is flooded, won't federal disaster assistance pay for my damages? A: Not necessarily. Most forms of federal disaster... more »
  • Walker hires attorneys in planned lawsuit over flooding

    September 19, 2016 3:23 PM

    WALKER - The city announced Monday, it hired attorneys for a planned lawsuit over the August flood. The city said Michael C. Palmintier, APLC and John Neale deGravelles, LLC of Baton Rouge will handle a possible lawsuit against state and federal government agencies related to the flood. Days after... more »
  • Shelter at Lamar Dixon Expo Center closes

    September 16, 2016 4:31 PM

    ASCENSION – Ascension Homeland Security has closed its shelter for flood victims at the Lamar Dixon Center as of Friday morning. The shelter transitioned from being operated by the Red Cross to the parish homeland security office on Monday, Sept. 12. Parish employees met with families to locate them... more »
  • FEMA extends checkout date for flood victims staying in hotels

    September 16, 2016 12:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE – FEMA has approved a 30-day extension for flood disaster survivors to temporarily stay in hotels. The extension applies to the Transitional Sheltering Assistance program in the state and allows eligible flood victims to stay in participating hotels temporarily if they are unable to return home. The... more »
  • Baton Rouge River Center reopens after serving as shelter

    September 16, 2016 9:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge River Center is reopening to the public after serving as a shelter for flood evacuees. The center will reopen to the public Friday after serving as an emergency shelter for 32 days. The Red Cross is accommodating remaining evacuees at Celtic Studios. At... more »
  • Residents concerned over debris-related health issues

    September 15, 2016 9:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Residents say they are getting frustrated at possible health risks created by flood debris. "You can taste it, you can smell it," auto body shop owner Timothy Matthews said. Matthews' shop is located near the intersection of Sherwood Forrest Blvd. and Choctaw Drive, right across... more »
  • FEMA says flood insurance rates remain unchanged after flood

    September 15, 2016 2:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE – According to FEMA, last month's flood will not cause flood insurance to rise above already scheduled annual increases. The agency says that last month's severe flooding does not trigger remapping of flood zones or changes in base flood elevations. If residents' home or businesses were damaged and... more »
  • State politicians frustrated at FEMA's slow flood response Play Video

    September 14, 2016 11:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As state politicians countinue to fight for funding, many are saying they're dissatisfied with the time it's taking FEMA to get resources to families. "This isn't the first time we've had a disaster," Congressman Garret Graves told News Two's Brett Buffington. "It's not the first disaster we've... more »
  • Phone service restored to customer after call to 2 On Your Side Play Video

    September 14, 2016 10:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An AT&T customer claims she went weeks without phone service, only to have it restored shortly after she contacted 2 On Your Side . 90-year-old Arlene Carruth says having cell phone service was vital for her, because the LifeAlert monitor she wears is connected through it. Carruth... more »
  • Baton Rouge food bank returns to warehouse after last month's flood Play Video

    September 14, 2016 5:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank lost about 600,000 pounds of food in last month's historic flood and moved to a temporary location, but now the organization is returning to its warehouse and beginning its normal operations. The food that was able to be salvaged during... more »
  • Governor Edwards establishes flood recovery task force

    September 14, 2016 9:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Governor John Bel Edwards has announced the establishment of a task force for flood recovery in the state. The task force, Restore Louisiana Task Force, is charged with overseeing the state's recovery efforts from the recent historic flooding. "The Restore Louisiana Task Force will help... more »
  • White House asks Congress for $2.6 billion to help Louisiana

    September 13, 2016 10:38 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is asking Congress for $2.6 billion to help Louisiana rebuild from disastrous floods that have ravaged the state. The White House request is for rebuilding damaged homes and infrastructure, helping small businesses and funding community development projects. It comes as Gov. John Bel Edwards returns... more »
  • Flooding damage to Louisiana agriculture pegged at $277M

    September 13, 2016 6:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new study says the mid-August flooding's wreckage of south Louisiana crops and farmland caused an estimated $277 million in damage. The estimate released Tuesday by LSU AgCenter economist Kurt Guidry is more than twice his original damage assessment of what farmers lost in crops, livestock, equipment... more »
  • Bluff Road fully reopens to traffic Tuesday

    September 13, 2016 3:10 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Bluff Road in Ascension Parish fully reopened in both directions Tuesday. For the first time since the August flood, Bluff Road/ La 928 will be able to support traffic in both directions. Water covered the entire highway and since September 8 , two-way traffic had to share... more »
  • State Representatives to host town hall meeting on flood relief

    September 13, 2016 1:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Louisiana State Representatives will hold a town hall meeting on Tuesday afternoon for residents to receive information and ask questions about several flood relief and recovery programs. State Representative Franklin Foil along with Representative Steve Carter are hosting the meeting and will be open to all residents... more »
  • FEMA extends deadline to file proof-of-loss claims for flood victims

    September 13, 2016 10:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE – FEMA has granted an extension for Louisiana National Flood Insurance Program policyholders to file their proof-of-loss claims. The extension allows policyholders 120 days from the date of their loss to file a flood insurance claim. The extension doubles the 60-day deadline that the Louisiana National Flood... more »
  • Lamar Dixon shelter reopens after parish steps in Play Video

    September 12, 2016 11:24 PM

    GONZALES - People staying at the Lamar Dixon Center shelter following the flood were told they would have to be out by this evening by 4 o'clock. The Red Cross in charge of the shelter told the several dozen still there that it was time to pack their stuff... more »
  • Mosquito population growing in some areas Play Video

    September 12, 2016 9:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There's a record number of mosquitoes this time of year with standing water still around after the flood. East Baton Rouge Parish Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control is out in force from the ground to the air. While not every location in the parish is experiencing... more »
  • Mayor, officials discuss on-going flood recovery in EBR

    September 12, 2016 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish officials discussed the on-going flood recovery effort Monday with media. The mayor joined top city advisers - from emergency response officers to environmental experts on the city's recovery efforts. Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie thanked the officers of the police... more »
  • $2B in damage to Louisiana businesses blamed on flooding

    September 10, 2016 2:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's state economic development agency says August's devastating flooding caused more than $2 billion in damage to businesses. The office, known as LED, commissioned a damage assessment and released the findings of Friday, saying more than 6,000 businesses in 22 parishes took in floodwaters. LED estimates nearly... more »
  • Post-flood, frustrated riders could wait up to an hour for a bus

    September 9, 2016 4:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Numerous cancellations frustrated Capital Area Transit System riders Friday as the bus system asked for patience in the system's ongoing effort to restore service with a tattered fleet and tested drivers. Earlier this week, CATS announced it was not offering its bus service to fans attending... more »
  • Livingston Parish School Board approves added class time to 2016 Academic Calendar

    September 8, 2016 10:19 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Revisions to the Livingston Parish Public Schools Academic Calendar were approved Thursday night. The school board voted to add class time due to time missed during the August flood. Along with the regularly scheduled classes that begin on Sept. 12, additional instruction time has been added. The... more »
  • Students use art to cope with flood Play Video

    September 8, 2016 7:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Student art has always lined the hallways at Woodlawn Elementary but Thursday's projects aren't typical. Rows of bright yellow faces, some smiling, some crying, are the creation of the second and third grade classes. "We have a lot of emotions going on right now," said teacher... more »
  • Residents considering walking away from flood-damaged homes Play Video

    September 8, 2016 7:27 PM

    CENTRAL – Homeowners are so upset with the requirements and process of trying to get help following last month's flood that they are willing to walk away from their homes. Some say that what they are going through may not be worth keeping their damaged homes. One homeowner,... more »
  • FEMA appears to be setting up manufactured housing community near airport Play Video

    September 7, 2016 6:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - FEMA's mobile homes are being set up in an abandoned trailer park community off Blount Road. Wednesday, WBRZ recorded video of workers adding aprons around the bottom of trailers and utility crews connecting lines to each unit. The lot is a stone's throw north of the... more »
  • Edwards, other officials meet in D.C. to talk flood aid

    September 7, 2016 3:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and other high-ranking state elected leaders traveled to Washington, D.C., Thursday to lobby for additional flood relief. The group is scheduled to be in D.C. Thursday and Friday. Traveling with Edwards will be Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain and Lt. Governor Billy... more »
  • State officials to host community flood relief meetings

    September 7, 2016 2:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE – State officials are holding two community meetings in an effort to help residents recovering from last month's flood. The meetings are to give residents information about recovery programs and services available for flood relief. The meetings will be hosted by State Senator Regina Barrow in... more »
  • NBR residents address debris removal problems Play Video

    September 6, 2016 11:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Community leaders held a meeting Tuesday night to discuss new options for debris removal in East Baton Rouge Parish. The meeting comes after complaints from residents around the Alsen community, claiming the dump site is bringing unwanted commotion. People lined up to show their concern for... more »
  • EBR students return for first day of school since flood Play Video

    September 6, 2016 4:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Tuesday was the first day of school for students in East Baton Rouge since the recent historic flooding. It was the second time students experienced a first day back to school since summer break. "We only came to school for two days, and then the... more »
  • Central schools head back to class Tuesday

    September 5, 2016 10:03 PM

    CENTRAL - Students head back to class tomorrow in Central and East Baton Rouge Parish, but for some things will be different. A number of schools flooded leaving school districts to move students to alternate locations. Parents of Tanglewood Elementary schools students, along with their children toured Central Middle... more »
  • Extended hours at OMV for flood victims Play Video

    September 5, 2016 6:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Not all government workers get the Labor Day holiday off. Louisiana's Office of Motor Vehicles had one office open Monday at Independence Boulevard for flood victims. Since the disaster, drivers have turned in about 400 license plates a day mostly from flooded out cars. The OMV... more »
  • Mobile disaster recovery center opens in Livingston Parish for flood victims

    September 5, 2016 2:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A mobile disaster recovery center has opened in Livingston Parish to assist flood victims. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week until further notice. The center is located at the following address: Recreation Center at Sidney Hutchinson Park... more »
  • Medically fragile suffer in flood aftermath

    September 4, 2016 9:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - These days it's not uncommon to find makeshift distribution centers giving out badly needed supplies to flood victims. However, Angela Lorio and her team of volunteers are operating a very different kind of center in Baton Rouge. "Our little organization has quickly become this conduit that... more »
  • Residents enjoy Labor Day weekend after False River reopens Play Video

    September 4, 2016 7:45 PM

    POINTE COUPEE PARISH – False River had been closed for weeks due to the high water levels and flood debris, but now that officials reopened the River residents can continue on with their Labor Day traditions. The closure of the river came as terrible news to residents wanting to... more »
  • Debris trucks causing extra stink in quiet community Play Video

    September 1, 2016 10:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Residents in north Baton Rouge are just about fed up with the debris clean-up. Residents along New Rafe Mayor Road say their once quiet community has gotten noisy and smelly and a nearby landfill is to blame. The city-parish says it's picked up about 200,000 cubic... more »
  • FEMA urges St. James, West Baton Rouge flood survivors to register for assistance

    September 1, 2016 9:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - St. James and West Baton Rouge parish disaster survivors may now be eligible for federal disaster assistance, according to FEMA. They join the list of 22 parishes in which survivors may be eligible for FEMA assistance. FEMA lists three ways to apply for assistance: ... more »
  • Homeowners in Sherwood Forest selling flood-damaged homes Play Video

    September 1, 2016 6:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Stuck without flood insurance, some homeowners in the Sherwood Forest area are putting their flood-damaged homes up for sale. Many of the homeowners do not want to start over by rebuilding homes that are already paid for. Throughout the neighborhood are signs lying in the middle... more »
  • Hiring illegal contractors has its risks Play Video

    September 1, 2016 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Paying workers under the table for home repairs may be the quickest option for flood victims but it can be costly in the long run. Louisiana requires contractors be certified to protect customers from shaddy work or outright theft. The state keeps a list of qualified contractors... more »
  • Q & A: Do I need to elevate my home? Play Video

    September 1, 2016 5:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The unnamed storm that swept through our area last month will go down as the fourth most expensive flood in the National Flood Insurance Program's history, according to Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon. A group of lawmakers gathered at the Capitol today to discuss flood recovery and response. ... more »
  • Deadline for disaster unemployment assistance extended

    September 1, 2016 11:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission is extending the disaster unemployment assistance application period to Oct. 14 for those who have been affected by the recent historic flooding. Parishes included in the application period are: Acadia, Ascension, Avoyelles, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson Davis,... more »
  • Livingston sheriff: 'I'm not going to tolerate crime' as area works to rebuild

    August 31, 2016 10:51 PM

    LIVINGSTON - In a stern Facebook video Thursday, Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard reminded people a midnight to 6 a.m. curfew remains, and asked people to support the effort. "There are people that do not have anything anymore. What little they do have, it might be there home. I... more »
  • AT&T testifies about flood outage fiasco Play Video

    August 31, 2016 7:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Cell phone company AT&T was on the hot seat Wednesday testifying before the Louisiana Public Service Commission. Officials wanted to know why customers were unable to reach loved ones or call for rescue during recent flooding. "Connectivity, now we've come to rely on that as a way... more »
  • EPA report: Some oil leaked from facility during August flood

    August 31, 2016 4:35 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The EPA said displaced oil containers discharged between 300 and 600 gallons of unused motor oil into a neighborhood during the August 2016 flood event. The information comes after a federal inquiry into complaints from neighbors who live around Lard Oil Company on Florida Avenue in... more »
  • Sound stage used for Tom Cruise production now flood recovery center

    August 31, 2016 12:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It once played host to Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Tom Cruise and many others but Wednesday, Stage 6 at Celtic Media Centre was the set of a reality series too many are living: life in a rebuilding, post-flood world. FEMA opened a Disaster Recovery Center inside... more »
  • FEMA to open disaster recovery center at Celtic Studios

    August 30, 2016 11:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - FEMA will open a disaster recovery center Wednesday, Aug. 31 in East Baton Rouge to assist flood victims. The center will be located at Celtic Studios at 10000 Celtic Drive, Baton Rouge and will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. until further notice. Representatives... more »
  • Flood victims, city leaders attend disaster information meeting

    August 30, 2016 8:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A meeting to discuss disaster relief efforts for flood victims was held Tuesday night at the Leo S. Butler Center. Councilwoman Tara Wicker along with representatives from FEMA, DSNAP, the Department of Public Works, EBR School System, the Office of Emergency Preparedness and others gathered to... more »
  • MLB, MLBPA players donate $250k to assist flood victims

    August 30, 2016 12:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association announced that they are teaming up to contribute $250,000 to assist flood victims that were impacted by the historic floods in several parts of Louisiana. The contribution is being divided among three charitable organizations lending assistance... more »
  • Damage to Central school district $6 to $8M

    August 30, 2016 11:20 AM

    CENTRAL - Officials say public schools in Central school district sustained between $6 million and $8 million in flood damage, the bulk of which stems from flooding at Tanglewood Elementary school. While Central does not carry flood insurance on its schools, Superintendent Michael Faulk told the school board Monday night,... more »
  • Flooded car questions answered Play Video

    August 29, 2016 11:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As the clean-up effort continues around south Louisiana, people are trying to get back into their normal routine but that's difficult without a car. Thousands of cars flooded, but if your insurance does not cover storm-related damage, FEMA says you must verify that it happened as... more »
  • FEMA answers questions at community meeting

    August 29, 2016 10:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Town Hall meeting took place Friday at St. Thomas More Catholic Church to discuss and answer questions regarding flood relief. State Representatives Paula Davis and Ted James hosted the meeting with the Sherwood Forest Citizens Association and Crime and Improvement District. Rep. James said... more »
  • Ascension Parish waives permit fees for flood damage repairs

    August 29, 2016 4:59 PM

    GONZALES – Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa announced that parish residents and business owners who are repairing damage from the flood will not be charged for a permit. "If you've had flood damage and you have work to do that does require a permit, there will be no charge... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Tullier family on deputy's condition, loss of home during flood Play Video

    August 26, 2016 7:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As his neighbors toss flood debris and heirlooms to the curb, the soaked belonging of James Tullier's family remain locked in the first floor of his two story home in Livingston Parish. Before the flood, Tullier and his wife were rarely home since their lives were... more »
  • State opens warehouse to streamline donation process

    August 26, 2016 10:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The state has opened a warehouse to take donations from locals along with items from people and businesses across the country following the flood disaster. The warehouse is being operated as a partnership with the state and Louisiana VOAD (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster). Adventist Community... more »
  • Drywall in high demand as flood victims recover Play Video

    August 25, 2016 7:11 PM

    MILLERVILLE – Hundreds of thousands of sheets of dry wall has been coming in by the truckloads. They are selling just as quickly as they are coming in as residents impacted by the flood are rebuilding. Now that flood water has started to recede, the need for supplies is... more »
  • Post flood 'normal' means more traffic in BR; Road repairs underway

    August 25, 2016 4:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE – State road engineers are busy checking highways and bridges as water recedes from areas inundated by the flood last week. More than 1,400 bridges have been checked and every highway that was flooded has also been scrutinized by experts, Shawn Wilson, the head of the state... more »
  • Some flooded homes may require elevating Play Video

    August 25, 2016 4:06 PM

    CENTRAL - City building officials in Central want residents to make sure their houses have properly dried out and meet proper elevation standards before repairs begin. Does your home meet elevation standards? Officials stress it's still being determined which homes would require elevating. A town hall meeting for... more »
  • Additional cut to be made in road to increase flood relief

    August 25, 2016 3:53 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - Iberville Parish officials are preparing massive sandbags that will be dropped into a cut section of highway being used to drain Spanish Lake Basin should a tropical weather system impact south Louisiana next week. Meteorologists are closely monitoring Invest 99. Click HERE for the latest from... more »
  • FEMA's mobile homes have arrived in Baton Rouge Play Video

    August 25, 2016 3:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - FEMA manufactured housing units arrived in the city Thursday afternoon. The mobile homes are either one, two or three bedrooms and will be placed on homeowners' properties or in trailer parks set up for flood victims. The homes will be available for up to 18 months,... more »
  • Albany church giving out free items for flood victims Thursday

    August 25, 2016 12:04 PM

    ALBANY – Volunteers and church officials of the Blood River Baptist Church in Albany will be assisting flood victims on Thursday afternoon. Volunteers will be giving out basic need items such as all household essentials, clothes, food and water. Items will be placed in boxes for those receiving them... more »
  • GOHSEP, LANG release new flood statistics

    August 25, 2016 11:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana National Guard says more than 19,040 citizens and 2,660 pets were rescued in the first seven days that came after the start of this month’s historic flooding. As of Thursday, the National Guard has distributed more than 250,220 MREs and 683,520 bottles of water.... more »
  • Attorney general warns flood victims of scams and gives tips for protection Play Video

    August 24, 2016 8:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Attorney General Jeff Landry’s office is warning residents impacted by the flood of possible scams and tips they should practice to protect themselves in a time where many are vulnerable. See below for the list of scams and tips: Price Gouging - Occurs when someone... more »
  • Football brings welcome distraction to Denham Springs Play Video

    August 24, 2016 12:21 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- The Denham Springs High School football team met Tuesday night to discuss the upcoming season. Residents are hoping the return of football will bring a much needed distraction, after 75% of Livingston parish was damaged in last week's flood. "On September 9th it's not going to be about... more »
  • Spanish Lakes slowly draining into Bayou Manchac Play Video

    August 23, 2016 11:26 PM

    Relief is on its way tonight for people still flooded in the Spanish Lake basin area. Crews cut into Alligator Bayou Road today in hopes of draining water into Bayou Manchac and away from homes. Ascension Parish officials said the drainage project is working, but it’s going to... more »
  • Ascension Schools release temporary education plan

    August 23, 2016 9:06 PM

    The Ascension Public Schools Temporary Education Plan for Impact Schools is now available online . The website includes a graphic outlining the temporary placements for students in the parish, and also includes important messages regarding transportation, counseling, school uniforms and other important information. You can also view more... more »
  • Denham Springs teachers get a glimpse of classrooms after flood Play Video

    August 23, 2016 7:51 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Denham Springs High School teachers saw their classrooms for the first time on Tuesday since last week's flood. Some teachers, like Chris McCleary who has taught math for 20 years, saw the aftermath of flood waters for the first time. "It was a lot of fear...fear of... more »
  • 10 tax questions asked during a disaster

    August 23, 2016 6:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Revenue has compiled a list of the ten most frequently asked tax questions on disaster recovery. Here they are: · Money donated to a GoFundMe or other crowdfunding website to benefit flood victims is it tax deductible? Or do I owe... more »
  • Residents in North Baton Rouge work to recover from flood Play Video

    August 23, 2016 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Many people in North Baton Rouge say there aren't enough hands to get recovery work done following last week's flood. Living Faith Center in North Baton Rouge was a shelter for Katrina Storm victims, but now the church itself is a victim. We want the... more »
  • BRAF starts employee assistance fund for LSU employees affected by flood

    August 23, 2016 11:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Area Foundation has established the LSU Employee Assistance Fund to help LSU employees who have been affected by the recent flood. The fund was started at the request of LSU President, F. King Alexander. "While the LSU campus was relatively untouched, many... more »
  • EBR Schools won't reopen until after Labor Day

    August 22, 2016 7:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish School System pushed the return of school back to September 6th, the district announced Monday. Originally, officials hoped to open schools this week but decided the stress on the system was too great. Numerous campuses were flooded and school buses took... more »
  • LSU students begin semester after flood Play Video

    August 22, 2016 7:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU students returned to campus on Monday and students have been sharing their experiences about last week's flood. Neighborhoods not too far from campus have been left in destruction. LSU Freshman Nick Danna is constantly remembering that. "My brother Taylor, he pretty much got three feet... more »

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