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  • Ag commissioner seeks preservation of La. farmland

    July 28, 2014 4:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's top agriculture official is concerned about the loss of farmland in the state. Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain said Monday that 15,000 acres of farmland in Calcasieu and St. Charles parishes have been lost in the last year to wetlands mitigation projects. In St. Charles Parish, landowners... more »
  • Drainage problems years away from solution

    July 18, 2014 8:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A parish-wide fix for drainage issues is still years away, although half of the sewer projects are complete. The sewer rehabilitation project in East Baton Rouge is a part of the parish's master plan and comes with $1.2 billion price tag. According to the Department of... more »
  • Apartment flooding continues to trap residents Play Video

    July 18, 2014 6:33 PM

    BAKER - A group of people in Baker have been dealing with flooding issues for more than a decade and say they get trapped in their apartment complex whenever there's heavy rain. The Bent Tree Manor Apartment Complex off Plank Road has poor drainage, and it makes getting in... more »
  • Heavy rain being monitored across southern La.

    July 18, 2014 10:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State emergency officials said they're monitoring heavy rainfall across much of Louisiana Friday that's also expected to continue into the weekend. GOHSEP representatives said several parishes are already under flood watches. The state agency said they're keeping in contact with local emergency management officials to keep... more »
  • Hurricane Arthur weakens to a Category 1 storm

    July 4, 2014 8:13 AM

    KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. - Hurricane Arthur has weakened to Category 1 storm in the Atlantic after bringing flooding and power outages to North Carolina's Outer Banks overnight. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Arthur's maximum sustained winds have decreased to 90 mph with additional weakening expected. Meanwhile, a new... more »
  • Apartment flooding traps residents inside complex Play Video

    June 26, 2014 5:12 PM

    BAKER - For a group of people who live in Baker, rain is proving to be much more than an inconvenience. It is actually blocking residents from leaving their home and trapping them inside an apartment complex on Plank Road. People living at the Bent Tree Manor Apartments said... more »
  • Emergency order rescinded for Ascension Parish

    June 6, 2014 1:40 PM

    GONZALES - Parish leaders rescinded a state of emergency Friday that was issued after flooding in Ascension Parish last week. Parish President Tommy Martinez declared the state of emergency on May 30 after several days of heavy rains caused flash flooding in different areas of the parish, including Donaldsonville... more »
  • Parish officials announce schedule for reopening waterways

    June 4, 2014 4:03 PM

    GONZALES - Officials with Ascension, Livingston and St. James parishes announced the schedule for reopening the Blind River and all other inland waterways to recreational boat traffic on Wednesday. The Blind River will reopen for recreational boat traffic at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, according to Ascension Parish President Tommy... more »
  • False River could be reopened soon

    June 4, 2014 12:34 PM

    NEW ROADS - Authorities said Wednesday they hope to reopen the swollen False River in Pointe Coupee Parish before this weekend, depending on how much water levels decrease. The river is currently closed and at 17.5 feet, and still a threat to homes and properties on the river according... more »
  • Ascension flooding blamed for levee breach

    June 3, 2014 11:00 PM

    CHOUPIC- North of Thibodaux, on the route to Vacherie, crews had to plug a leak in a levee, blamed on rising water in parishes closer to Baton Rouge. An emergency declaration was issued even though the leak was quickly repaired. The leak was located on a levee off Highway... more »
  • Waterways to remain closed in Ascension, Livingston parishes

    June 3, 2014 4:15 PM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez said on Tuesday that officials from Ascension, St. James, and Livingston parishes have agreed to extend the closure of all inland waterways to recreational boating traffic. The inland waterways, closed to reactional traffic after last week's flooding, include the Amite River, Diversion... more »
  • Leaders want more pumps, stricter regulations after parish floods

    June 2, 2014 9:37 PM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish leaders discussed adding more pumps to ease flooding problems after last week's heavy rain. "It was kind of an odd scenario because we saw more rain in a short time period than we would in a 100-year-flood," parish councilman Bryan Melancon said. "We got more... more »
  • Ascension starting cleanup after flooding

    June 2, 2014 2:54 PM

    DARROW - Flood victims in Ascension Parish started cleanup efforts Monday to remove ruined flooring and belongings after heavy rains sent water into homes. Cantrelle Green and dozens of her neighbors in the Astroland subdivision in Darrow saw several inches of water pour into their homes last week. ... more »
  • Flood victims still dealing with high water Play Video

    May 31, 2014 4:49 PM

    ABEN - High water surrounds several Ascension Parish homes in the small community of Aben for the fourth-straight day. The water flooded the homes on Mount Bethel Road just days ago after more than ten inches of rain in the area. The water has gone down a few inches,... more »
  • Flood victims held captive by water Play Video

    May 30, 2014 5:14 PM

    PAINCOURTVILLE - The small community of Brusly-St. Vincent is still waiting for waters to recede after Wednesday's floods. "It came up so fast there was not much we could do, we kept trying to fight it, but as we put a row of sand the water would come over... more »
  • Assumption residents still fighting floods Play Video

    May 29, 2014 10:28 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE- The small community of Brusly-St. Vincent is begging for help as residents continue to wade through hip-high water to get to their homes. "The bridge further down the road, they made a new bridge and put culverts instead of pylons and the water gets trapped there, it won't... more »
  • House supports bill to nullify levee board lawsuit

    May 29, 2014 6:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana House has voted with the oil and gas industry, supporting a bill that seeks to void a lawsuit filed by a New Orleans area levee board against the industry. With the 59-39 House vote Thursday, the proposal moves one step from passage. The Senate-backed bill... more »
  • High water still stands in Ascension Parish Play Video

    May 29, 2014 6:07 PM

    ABEN - Residents in the small community of Aben just outside Donaldsonville are dealing with high water for a second-straight day. Thursday flood waters stood as high as the front step to many homes. Residents say water rose to nearly four inches inside their homes Wednesday after heavy rains.... more »
  • Red Cross closes shelter in Gonzales

    May 29, 2014 11:17 AM

    GONZALES - The American Red Cross shelter that opened on Wednesday night after area flooding at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center Gym is now closed. A Red Cross spokesperson said the shelter was opened for residents who were forced from their homes after Wednesday's downpours, but closed the shelter... more »
  • Road closures persist in Ascension Parish

    May 29, 2014 11:07 AM

    GONZALES - With more storms expected today, Ascension Parish is recovering from Wednesday's heavy bouts of rainfall which led to many road closures. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office released an update that advised of the following road closures as of 1 p.m. Thursday. Astroland Subdivision Underpass at St.... 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 »
  • Red Cross opens Gonzales shelter for storm victims

    May 28, 2014 8:44 PM

    GONZALES- The Red Cross opened a shelter at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center Gym for people who have been displaced by flooding from Wednesday's storms. The shelter opened at 8:30 Wednesday evening. "Our volunteers stand ready to provide the residents with food, a warm and dry place to... more »
  • Alligator drawn out by flooding Play Video

    May 28, 2014 6:48 PM

    PAULINE, La. - Flooding displaced a number of southeast Louisiana residents Wednesday, including a curious alligator in St. James Parish. News crews from WWL-TV said the alligator was in a parking lot near where they were filming, swimming around in the floodwater. State wildlife officials said people should... more »
  • Flooding storms strike Southeast Louisiana

    May 28, 2014 1:32 PM

    Flooding storms strike Southeast Louisiana A large batch of thunderstorms brought more than a foot of rain to some portions of Southeastern Louisiana on Wednesday Morning. As of 1pm Wednesday, radar estimations indicated rainfall totals in excess of 12" for areas in and around Lafayette along with rural... more »
  • Roads closed, sand bags out across SE Louisiana Play Video

    May 28, 2014 8:38 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Strong rains forced road closures across southeast Louisiana Wednesday morning, and caused flooding in some schools and homes. Ascension Parish reported multiple roads closed throughout the Donaldsonville and Gonzales area. Emergency managers said 29 homes were affected by flooding, as well as AscensionAlternative, Dutch Primary, and Prairieville... more »
  • Flash Flood Watch

    May 28, 2014 6:36 AM

    A ***FLASH FLOOD WATCH*** is in effect until 7pm Thursday for the entire area. Widespread showers and thunderstorms may produce heavy rain, gusty winds and frequent lightning today and tomorrow. Persistent storms may produce ponding of water on roadways and in areas of poor drainage. Flash flooding is also... more »
  • Storm Surge and Inland Flooding

    May 26, 2014 11:07 AM

    Considered the most life-threatening of tropical hazards is the storm surge and inland flooding. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration defines storm surge as an abnormal rise of water generated by a storm's winds. Storm surge can reach heights well over 20 feet and can span hundreds of miles... more »
  • Bucket busters

    May 12, 2014 8:52 AM

    Crispy lawns, thirsty flowers and parched gardens got all the water they could handle over the last few days. Rain gauges returning a nearly 5" deficit for the year, almost returned to the annual norm in just a few hours on Friday. Showers and thunderstorms that began in the... more »
  • Popular I-10 beach location flooded Tuesday

    April 29, 2014 11:22 PM

    PENSACOLA- Severe weather and the torrential downpour associated with it caused significant flooding in this popular beach front city Tuesday night. WEAR TV reported storm related drownings in submerged vehicles on Hwy. 29. The highway runs north-south and intersects I-10. Images posted on the station's Facebook show water covering... more »
  • Turns out, there never was a problem with Eden Church Road Play Video

    April 10, 2014 10:21 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Thursday night the Livingston Parish Council talked about the real problem on Eden Church Road: clogged drains and not bad design. For years, residents along Eden Church have complained about flooding, no matter how little or how much it rained. "That's all I can ask... more »
  • High waters marked

    April 1, 2014 10:53 AM

    Homes evacuated, residents rescued, cars stranded-images often associated with flooding. In some ways, that hit close to home last Friday. Torrential rains of 6-8" fell Thursday Night leaving a gush of flood water through parts of Wilkinson and Amite Counties by Friday Morning. Once flood waters recede, images are... more »
  • South Mississippi dealing with flooding

    March 28, 2014 11:11 AM

    CROSBY, Miss. - Emergency managers said flash floods forced several people in southern Mississippi from their homes Friday morning. The National Weather Services said Crosby, Miss. experienced 6 to 8 inches of rainfall overnight, resulting in serious flash flooding. Authorities in the community reported many roads were flooded,... more »
  • Livingston passes flood resolution

    March 13, 2014 10:46 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Parish leaders want to establish a coalition to look at flooding issues along Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas. The Livingston Parish Council discussed a resolution Thursday after residents complained about issues, possibly from neighboring parishes. Specifically, people want to target levees and pumping stations in other parishes... more »
  • People push for flood study; blame EBR, Ascension

    February 27, 2014 10:20 PM

    LIVINGSTON - There's a push to study flooding, specifically targeting levees and pumping stations in other parishes, to determine if those features contribute to flooding problems in this parish. But, the Livingston Parish Council tabled a resolution Thursday night to begin the process. It would bring in a team... more »
  • Flooding closes several Ascension roads

    February 26, 2014 2:01 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Another road in Ascension Parish has been barricaded due to backwater flooding near the Amite River and Bayou Manchac. That's according to parish president, Tommy Martinez. Broussard road has been added to the list of barricaded roads. Barricades remain at Airport Drive, Kay Drive, Idle Hour... more »
  • Katrina flooding case to go to jury Wednesday

    February 4, 2014 11:26 AM

    GRETNA - Deliberations should begin Wednesday for the jury deciding the Hurricane Katrina flooding case in Jefferson Parish. They are deciding whether local government and former Parish President Aaron Broussard are liable for damage to property after drainage pumps went unused. Jurors were sent home Tuesday, and attorneys... more »
  • Ascension work continues on flooding issues Play Video

    October 25, 2013 6:03 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - Officials in flood-prone Ascension hope a new machine can help stop the tide. Flooding problems are as old as the family homestead on Tullier Road in Ascension, where some have even built their own flood walls to fight back. "It comes close to getting in... more »
  • Livingston Parish preparing for Karen Play Video

    October 3, 2013 10:16 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - People here are remembering the flooding they've recently experienced during Isaac and heavy January rains as Tropical Storm Karen makes a move toward the Gulf Coast. "If we have that, we're going to have flooding," said Marilyn Exnicious. "We need to make precautions for it and... more »
  • Parking lots shut down for LSU game after heavy rain

    September 21, 2013 10:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Parking woes hit LSU gameday after multiple parking lots shut down due to heavy rain. The Bernie Moore Track Field and the lot by the Natatorium are closed. Parking has been redirected to the Old Alex Box outfield and the soccer stadium lot off Skip Bertman... more »
  • La. Red Cross volunteers helping in Colorado Play Video

    September 20, 2013 11:57 AM

    COLORADO - Red Cross volunteers from Louisiana are helping victims of flooding in Colorado return to their damaged homes. Six people were killed and an estimated 18,000 homes were damaged in the flooding that began over the weekend. Eleven Red Cross volunteers from South Louisiana are in Colorado... more »
  • More volunteers leave La. to assist in Colo.

    September 18, 2013 10:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - More Louisiana volunteers left Baton Rouge today to help the American Red Cross with flooding assistance in Colorado. Spokesperson Nancy Malone says 11 volunteers from south Louisiana are now on their way to the state. Those volunteers will help at Red Cross shelters and evacuation... more »
  • Locals ready to assist with Colorado flood disaster

    September 16, 2013 8:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Red Cross volunteers from Louisiana are on standby to assist with flood relief efforts in Colorado. Days of widespread flooding have left 8 people dead, destroyed some 1,500 homes and damaged about 17,500 others media in Colorado reported Monday night. "We are eager to support our... more »
  • Evacuations expand as rain continues falling in Colorado

    September 13, 2013 10:25 AM

    BOULDER, Colo. - Authorities in Boulder County, Colorado, say 17 people are unaccounted for amid the flooding that has inundated the city of Boulder. The water has isolated communities in the Rocky Mountain foothills, and left them without power or phone service. Authorities urged thousands of additional people in the... more »
  • Flash Flood Watch until 7 PM

    August 14, 2013 9:22 AM

    The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch until 7 PM for most of the WBRZ Viewing area. We could pick up 1 to 3 inches of rain today as a cold front moves into Baton Rouge from the north. This could cause flash flooding arond the... more »
  • Heavy rain and storms today with a cold front

    August 14, 2013 7:14 AM

    A cold front is slowly moving south into Louisiana along with a disturbance that is moving along it. Combine that with plenty of tropical moisture over Baton Rouge and daytime heating and that will give us scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could be strong to... more »
  • Levee board's suit moved to federal court

    August 13, 2013 2:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans-area levee authority's lawsuit against dozens of oil and gas companies has been transferred from state to federal court at the request of one of the companies, but the move may be temporary. In a court filing Tuesday, attorneys for Chevron U.S.A. Inc. argue... more »
  • Heavy rain and thunderstorms likely today

    July 16, 2013 6:52 AM

    The upper-level low is moving from the Texas Panhandle into New Mexico today. It will continue to draw in deep tropical moisture over Baton Rouge today. This will give us a mix of sun and clouds with scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could be strong... more »
  • I-10, I-55 flooding prompts road raising plan

    July 2, 2013 9:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State transportation officials are launching a $2.8 million project to raise Interstate 10 near LaPlace and Interstate 55 near Ponchatoula to address flooding issues in those areas. The work comes about 10 months after I-10 was shut down near LaPlace because of extensive flooding from Hurricane... more »
  • Flooding on Eden Church becoming a major issue

    June 25, 2013 10:23 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Flooding problems remain along Eden Church Road, despite $2.2 million in recent improvements. The road went under a redesign to resurface and widen the road, straighten a dangerous s-curve and fix flooding issues. Some claim the road was built lower than planned, and now parish... more »
  • Louisiana levee plan concerns Mississippi leaders

    May 5, 2013 11:07 AM

    GULFPORT, Miss. - Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says he's worried a proposed levee in Louisiana could place low-lying areas of south Mississippi in danger of flooding. Hosemann told The Sun Herald that he's concerned about a proposal being considered to build a 24-foot barrier levee near Lake Pontchartrain... more »
  • Heavy rain brings flooding to areas of Jackson Co.

    May 2, 2013 7:42 AM

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Jackson County Emergence Management officials say at least 60 people have been evacuated from flood-prone areas amid heavy rains that are expected to continue into the weekend. Local emergency management Earl Etheridge says about 50 have been evacuated in Moss Point and about 10 in Pascagoula... more »
  • Heavy rain and storms return today

    April 30, 2013 7:30 AM

    It is a pretty quiet start to this Tuesday Morning with partly to mostly cloudy skies and some patchy fog. The fog could get dense at times with visibilities less than 1/4 mile, so please use caution as you travel this morning. Temperatures are in the lower to mid 60s.... more »
  • Plenty of heavy rain and storms today

    April 3, 2013 7:15 AM

    It is a very soggy start to the day with heavy rain and thunderstorms moving up from the Gulf of Mexico. The rains will continue throughout the morning with mostly cloudy skies. Temperatures are in the 50s and 60s. The rain and some thunderstorms will become less widespread and... more »
  • Leaders want to talk about Bayou Manchac flooding

    April 1, 2013 9:47 PM

    GONZALES- Leaders in Ascension Parish want to discuss flooding concerns with leaders of the two other parishes along Bayou Manchac. The bayou, a natural drainage canal for Ascension, East Baton Rouge, and Iberville Parishes, is known to flood. Most recently, in January, backwater flooding caused problems in Ascension Parish.... more »
  • Resident in 70805: "We have been forgotten" Play Video

    March 11, 2013 4:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Some residents who live in the 70805 ZIP code say they have been forgotten when it comes to basic city services. Heavy rains overnight caused flooding along a stretch of Maple Drive near Evangeline. Six hours after the rain stopped, stagnant water remained in the street. A... more »
  • Alligator Bayou Rd. reopens today

    March 4, 2013 7:41 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A temporary road closure that sent area residents on a 45-minute detour in Ascension Parish has come to an end. Officials announced Sunday plans to reopen Alligator Bayou Rd. to traffic this morning. Crews worked to install two drainage pipes under the roadway Saturday, but saw... 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 »
  • Landrieu announces $6M in FEMA grants

    February 21, 2013 7:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - U.S. Sen. Mary L. Landrieu says $6 million in disaster recovery grants related to Hurricanes Isaac and Katrina are heading to Louisiana. Landrieu says the funds are provided through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Public Assistance Program. Landrieu said Wednesday that $3.7 million will go to the... more »
  • Rain with some strong to severe storms possible today

    February 21, 2013 7:14 AM

    It is a pretty quiet Thursday Morning across the Capital City. We have mostly cloudy skies and it is a little breezy with temperatures in the upper 40s to lower 50s. The weather will be going downhill by lunchtime today. A warm front will move up from the Gulf... more »
  • Jindal asks for disaster declaration after January floods

    February 18, 2013 5:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal asked FEMA today to expedite a disaster declaration after statewide flooding last month. Jindal sent a letter requesting the declaration to the federal government, saying Louisiana saw more than $6.5 million in damage from the widespread floods between Jan. 8 and 17. ... more »
  • Potential flooding in lower Livingston Parish Play Video

    February 12, 2013 5:26 PM

    MAUREPAS - The threat of more rain could mean trouble for people living in lower Livingston Parish. The area is still trying to dry out from last month's heavy rain, when some homes ended up with a foot of water inside. Since Sunday two to three inches of... more »
  • Drainage improvements in place in West Feliciana Play Video

    February 12, 2013 4:54 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- People in the Baton Rouge region are once again bracing for flooding problems along several waterways. Portions of southern Mississippi received several inches of rain over the past two days. Much of that water will drain south into Louisiana. Water levels on Thompson Creek and its... more »
  • Officials warn of Mardi Gras flooding

    February 11, 2013 2:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency officials in East Baton Rouge Parish warned people to prepare for several inches of rain over the Mardi Gras holiday. The Mayor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness said forecasts called for heavy rain starting on Lundi Gras and continuing until Tuesday evening. ... more »
  • Area bracing for heavy rain on Lundi Gras

    February 11, 2013 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials said they were preparing for heavy rain and flooding ahead of Mardi Gras today. The National Weather Service issued a flood watch through Tuesday afternoon as a cold front moves into the area. Emergency officials in East Baton Rouge Parish said they'd make a... more »
  • Neighborhoods remain flooded despite pumping station Play Video

    January 29, 2013 5:38 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Two weeks after a major rain event, residents along Bluff Rd. in the Alligator Bayou area are still flooding. Last Friday, two temporary pumps were installed to clear some of the mess, pumping water from Frog Bayou to Bayou Manchac. Drainage officials report the water has gone... more »
  • Bayou pumping to continue in Ascension Parish

    January 29, 2013 12:58 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez said temporary pumps meant to lower water levels after recent flooding will keep going for the next couple of weeks. Martinez said the two pumps are draining 68,000 gallons of water per minute from the flooded Bluff Swamp Basin, through Frog Bayou... more »
  • 35,000 more NYC-area buildings in flood zones

    January 29, 2013 5:17 AM

    NEW YORK - Some of the people whose homes were damaged or destroyed by Superstorm Sandy in the New York City area may now face the choice of rebuilding higher, or paying considerably more for insurance. Under new flood maps released Monday by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, twice as... more »
  • Flooding still causing trouble Play Video

    January 21, 2013 9:21 PM

    MAUREPAS- Residents are cleaning up in lower Livingston Parish after a week of rain flooded streets, homes, and businesses. They say nine days of rain couldn't have come at a worse time. Now that the water is gone, folks like the Vicknairs can start picking up the pieces... more »
  • Roads, rivers still closed in Ascension Parish

    January 17, 2013 5:17 PM

    GONZALES - Parts of Ascension Parish are still dealing with flooding after recent severe weather. Parish emergency managers said the following roads are still closed because of high water. Recreational waterways are also still closed in the parish until the rivers drop back below safe levels. ROAD CLOSURES... more »
  • Bridges damaged, flooding continues in Livingston Parish Play Video

    January 14, 2013 5:49 PM

    HOLDEN - Water levels continue to rise and fall in Livingston Parish with more rain in the forecast, and it's getting harder to travel around some areas. Bridges in the Holden area are closed for repairs. Water lifted the bridge on Frank Ballard Road and floated it several feet... more »
  • More rain with chilly temperatures today

    January 14, 2013 6:46 AM

    We start this Monday Morning with more scattered showers and some heavy rain. It is pretty chilly with temperatures in the lower 40s. Better take your warm coat and umbrella with you today! The showers and a few thunderstorms will continue this afternoon thanks to a stationary front that... more »
  • Popular Maurepas restaurant under water again

    January 13, 2013 8:59 PM

    MAUREPAS - Walking through Val's Marina in rain boots is déjà vu for Brett Bell. Water is every where you look, just like after Hurricane Isaac. "It's kinda surreal. We didn't know the water was gonna get back in," says Bell's wife and restaurant co-owner Nicole. The... more »
  • Rivers high, ground saturated, more rain on way

    January 11, 2013 7:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana may have a day or two of sun after the storms that swamped the state, but forecasters say rivers and streams will still be high and the ground will still be soggy when the next round of rain hits over the weekend. Christopher Bannan, a... more »
  • Flooding getting worse according to some in Livingston Play Video

    January 10, 2013 5:43 PM

    SATSUMA - People living in Brentwood Subdivision in Satsuma say water never got into homes before Hurricane Isaac. Now some are dealing with flooding for the second time. Heavy rains covered many roads around noon Thursday. It was also in some homes. Zeda Foster is not sure why... more »
  • Gonzales waterways flooding Play Video

    January 10, 2013 3:37 PM

    GONZALES - Residents in Gonzales continue to brace themselves for severe flooding after a number of homes have reported water damage. "I didn't think it was going to be this much rain," said Bradley Amorello. Pumping stations in Ascension Parish have been on since Tuesday evening, but waterways... more »
  • Heavy rain with some severe weather possible today

    January 10, 2013 7:24 AM

    ...Tornado Watch Until 2 PM Today... ...Flash Flood Watch Through This Afternoon... A line of heavy rain and thunderstorms is moving through Baton Rouge this morning. Some severe weather will be possible too. Temperatures are in the upper 60s. The line of heavy rain and thunderstorms will slowly... more »
  • Flooding threat, rain linger through Thursday

    January 9, 2013 9:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A flash flood watch continues through Thursday night for much of the Capital City region. After nearly a day of rain, the skies dried. But, it will return overnight into early Thursday morning. Experts at WBRZ Weather 2 said to expect early thunderstorms and an additional... more »
  • Sandbags available in Ascension Parish

    January 9, 2013 5:19 PM

    GONZALES - Water pumping stations in Ascension Parish were turned on yesterday afternoon in anticipation for the heavy rainfall. To help with the flooding, a number of fire stations are prepared with sand and bags. In Gonzales, city crews began filling bags with sand early this morning. "As... more »
  • Sunshine under water after heavy overnight rains Play Video

    January 9, 2013 4:45 PM

    SUNSHINE- Nakia Nelson can barely get to her Sunshine home, after heavy rains overnight brought her a rude awakening. "Water was everywhere, I wasn't even able to get out of the bed the water was so high," Nelson told News 2. And according to Nelson and her neighbors,... more »
  • Waterways for Ascension, Livingston parishes closing

    January 9, 2013 3:37 PM

    GONZALES - Authorities in Livingston and Ascension parishes announced they would close waterways to recreational boat traffic starting at 6 p.m. tonight. The closure will last until water levels recede after last night's heavy rainfall. Both parishes saw scattered flooding in towns and subdivisions after receiving several inches... more »
  • Sandbags available during heavy rain, flooding

    January 9, 2013 11:03 AM

    Sandbags are available for people around the WBRZ viewing area. Sand and bags are available through the night, and into the morning as supplies last. You should bring your own shovel. Locations: Ascension Parish - If you need assistance with sand and bags, contact parish DPW at 225-621-5730.... more »
  • Closures due to high water Play Video

    January 9, 2013 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - High water caused by the constant rainfall overnight closed some local schools and roads around the greater Baton Rouge area. All recreational boat traffic will be closed on Ascension Parish waterways as well, starting at 6 p.m. tonight. The following schools are closed as of... more »

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