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  • Startling images posted to social media show flooding in Houston, other TX areas Thursday

    September 19, 2019 4:24 PM

    Houston reporters tweeted the unfolding flooding situation Tuesday: “GOTTA MAKE THE BEST OF IT”: @KatherineMABC13 got this video of a man using a pool noodle to float down the 59 South feeder road. Please stay safe! https://t.co/smJwjxbg9B … pic.twitter.com/2zkPj40wHi — Melanie Lawson (@MelanieLawson13) September 19, 2019 ... more »
  • At least two dead in Texas flooding Thursday

    September 19, 2019 1:58 PM

    HAMSHIRE, Texas - A man killed while trying to rescue his horses from flooding between Houston and Beaumont is one of two people confirmed dead amid severe weather in Texas Thursday. Emergency officials said the man, identified by family as Hunter Morrison, was electrocuted and drowned in Jefferson County,... more »
  • Drenching storms possible early this week Play Video

    August 19, 2019 7:10 AM

    Like the weekend, scattered to widespread thunderstorms will be possible across the area. The National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center has issued an outlook for excessive rainfall in parts of southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi. The greatest threat for street and poor drainage flooding will be along the coast. ... more »
  • Tropical moisture maintains flash flood threat Monday Play Video

    July 15, 2019 7:07 AM

    Most across the WBRZ Weather forecast area have picked up between 2 and 8 inches of rain. This is no small amount, but fortunately not the 10-20 inches that were being forecast prior to landfall. Gusty wind and isolated, brief tornadoes and have created scattered tree and powerline damage. After... more »
  • WBRZ will provide updates overnight, early Sunday on Barry

    July 10, 2019 12:41 AM

    WBRZ and the WBRZ weather team will provide hourly updates throughout Saturday night and into early Sunday morning. WBRZ Morning News will broadcast from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. Sunday and from Nine - 9:30 Sunday morning. The WBRZ and WBRZ weather team will monitor conditions throughout the day... more »
  • Flooding worries circle around Dawson Creek, federal funding could help Play Video

    June 21, 2019 7:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A neighborhood along Acadian Thruway, near I-10 and Dawson Creek, is tired of flooding. The most recent storm on June 6, 2019, was the final straw. At least 17 homes flooded along Honeysuckle Ave. and surrounding streets. Piles of debris sit at the curb, as it... more »
  • Weather service confirms tornado ripped through Ascension neighborhood Thursday Play Video

    June 6, 2019 3:02 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - The National Weather Service says a confirmed tornado caused extensive damage in Ascension Thursday. According to the Galvez-Lake Volunteer Fire Department, crews were called out to Prairieville sometime Thursday morning. The department said most of the damage was reported along Beech Road, Shirleyville Road and Chris Road.... more »
  • Sandbags placed on west side levee; officials monitoring but not concerned

    June 5, 2019 5:30 PM

    WHITE CASTLE - The Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday there was no cause for alarm after images were posted on social media of sandbags being added to the levee on the west side, outside White Castle. The bags are part of a fortification of the levee in an... more »
  • Storms enter the forecast with heavy rain possible Thursday Play Video

    June 4, 2019 7:18 AM

    Slightly above average highs will continue through Tuesday. An upper level storm system will draw some tropical moisture into the region for better chances at showers and thunderstorms with some downpours possible to end the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Mostly to partly sunny skies are anticipated... more »
  • Possible root of flooding issues found, fixed by City-Parish Play Video

    May 29, 2019 6:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The City-Parish is working toward flood relief in the Zeeland Place neighborhood of Baton Rouge after a number of 2 On Your Side reports about poor drainage there. Last week, the City-Parish removed a large water oak tree that was growing on top of the drainage... more »
  • Front to increase late week rain chances Play Video

    May 29, 2019 7:17 AM

    The high pressure that has kept conditions warm and dry will continue through Wednesday. A better chance for afternoon showers and thunderstorms will come into the forecast by Thursday and Friday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another mostly to partly sunny day is ahead with high temperatures peaking... more »
  • High water in Pierre Part has business owners worried Play Video

    May 26, 2019 11:37 PM

    PIERRE PART - The river community of Pierre Part in Assumption Parish is usually bustling with folks, taking advantage of the Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer, but the high water is keeping visitors and seasonal guests away. "Our sales have been down considerably and the... more »
  • Evacuated in 2011, Butte La Rose looking at spillway with new attitude Play Video

    May 23, 2019 6:22 PM

    BUTTE LA ROSE - As people prepare for the possible opening of the Morganza Spillway, in St. Martin Parish, there's a different approach. Last time the spillway opened in 2011, they were told to get out of the water's path and leave. But that water never showed up. Residents... more »
  • Assumption Parish officials preparing for Morganza opening without major flood control structure in place Play Video

    May 23, 2019 5:31 PM

    UPDATE: Governor Edwards says the temporary flood gate is expected to be in place by June 2. Click HERE for the full update. PIERRE PART- Parish officials in Assumption Parish are trying to tell residents that a barge used as a flood control structure may not be in... more »
  • Hot, mainly dry weather for weekend events Play Video

    May 23, 2019 6:40 AM

    The Capital Area is settling into a very repetitive weather pattern. Heat will be the main weather feature through Memorial Day. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another warm and humid afternoon is ahead with high temperatures reaching into the low 90s beneath mostly sunny skies. The southeast wind... more »
  • Flooding disrupts farm shipments on the Mississippi River

    May 18, 2019 12:29 PM

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Historic flooding has left parts of the Mississippi River closed for business. The river is a main conduit of shipping everything from agriculture products and construction material to petroleum and coal. Flooding also has affected shipping on the Missouri River and other waterways that... more »
  • Much needed drying trend Play Video

    May 13, 2019 7:23 AM

    The cold front responsible for our recent wet weather pattern has finally departed to the southeast. We will get a much needed chance to dry out and even enjoy some lower humidity for a few days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: There will be plenty of sunshine around... more »
  • Recent rain keeps area prone to flooding through weekend

    May 11, 2019 9:08 AM

    The forecast for unsettled weather continues while timing out the specific rounds of rain and thunderstorms remains tricky. Regardless, the threat for flooding rain remains and some rivers will crest above flood stage. Anywhere from 1 – 8” of rain has fallen since Thursday with the highest amounts focused around... more »
  • Water seeps into house, DPW short on workers Play Video

    May 10, 2019 6:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Weather conditions in the last couple of days have some homeowners worried. Sharon Bell contacted 2 On Your Side after her home started taking on water Thursday. She says it's the third time it's happened since she moved into the house off O'Neal Lane after Hurricane... more »
  • Heavy rain threat continues, some rivers to reach flood stage Play Video

    May 10, 2019 7:37 AM

    WATCH: WBRZ has your latest weather updates. Along and north of I-10, multiple locations received 3-6 inches of rain on Thursday. This created numerous areas of flooding and will make it easier for issues to develop as additional rain falls through the weekend. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in... more »
  • UN environment agency warns of effects of rising sand use

    May 7, 2019 6:35 AM

    GENEVA (AP) - The U.N.'s environment program is warning about the overuse of sand resources, saying a three-fold increase in demand over the last 20 years amid increasing population, urbanization and building work has contributed to beach erosion, flooding, and drought. In a new report launched Tuesday, UNEP urged... more »
  • City breaks ground on sidewalk project, update on drainage concerns Play Video

    May 3, 2019 6:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The City of Baton Rouge broke ground on a new sidewalk project in the Zeeland and Poet's Corner area of Baton Rouge. Neighbors are welcoming the work, but have recently been annoyed that the project is being done before a drainage issue is addressed. Mayor Sharon... more »
  • Crews shoot underground images in local flood-prone area Play Video

    April 30, 2019 6:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The City-Parish followed through on its word to further inspect a possible drainage blockage in the Zeeland Place neighborhood of Baton Rouge. It follows a few reports regarding street flooding concerns along Perkins Road near Hundred Oaks and Letitia Street. Darrell Rivers has been living... more »
  • Big Muddy not falling anytime soon, may set flood duration record

    April 26, 2019 9:08 AM

    A frontal boundary spanning from the Southern Plains to the Mid-Atlantic is likely to support unsettled weather for a large part of the eastern half of the country during the first week of May. An upper level trough over the Northwest will cause disturbances and surface low pressure systems to... more »
  • Residents along Amite River plead for dredging as flooding concerns mount Play Video

    April 22, 2019 5:45 PM

    CENTRAL- Residents living along the Amite River are calling for the river to be dredged after rain last week caused water to get uncomfortably close to their properties. Retired East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Captain Bobby Dale Callender has lived along the river for more than two decades. He's worked... more »
  • Zeeland Place neighborhood has significant street flooding again Play Video

    April 19, 2019 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Residents living in the Zeeland Place neighborhood of Baton Rouge continue to have issues with water after a rainstorm. Thursday, 2 On Your Side revisited an area along Letitia Street that frequently holds water after it rains. Darrell Rivers is living a nightmare over and... more »
  • City's building sidewalks, residents want drainage fixed first Play Video

    April 16, 2019 7:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Darrell Rivers says putting up a two-foot wall around his property is better than worrying about whether or not the rain will cause his property to flood. "When it rains we get anxious," Rivers said. Rivers has lived on Letitia Street off of Hundred Oaks... more »
  • Central eyes stricter drainage policies Play Video

    April 8, 2019 11:24 PM

    CENTRAL - A draft of the city's drainage master plan will be presented at the city council meeting Tuesday evening. More than $100 million in projects, big and small, will be included in the plan expected to be finished by early June. "There are some smaller projects we have... more »
  • Stay weather aware, stormy Thursday ahead Play Video

    April 4, 2019 7:18 AM

    UPDATE: As of 11:27am Thursday, 2-4" of rain had fallen across much of the WBRZ Weather Forecast area. An additional 2-3" is possible through this evening and the National Weather Service has issued a FLOOD WATCH as a result. Please remember not to drive through flood water, even if the... more »
  • Carrying sun into weekend before next front Play Video

    March 22, 2019 6:49 AM

    The first weekend of spring will begin in fine style. Low end rain chances enter the forecast next week. In a note about the tropics, Florence and Michael have been retired from the name rotation. You can read more about those storms and the replacement names for 2024, HERE .... more »
  • Reinforcing front keeps weather nice, rivers stay high Play Video

    March 21, 2019 6:36 AM

    The first full days of spring will be beautiful with cool mornings, seasonable afternoons and clear skies. Above average temperatures will return for the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A weak cold front will slip south Thursday morning but will not cancel warming, rather, keep it gradual... more »
  • Spring begins, sun and river flooding continue Play Video

    March 20, 2019 7:07 AM

    Astronomical Spring begins at 4:58pm as the most direct rays from the sun move north of the equator and daylight time continues to get longer in the northern hemisphere. For better record keeping, weather folks use climatological seasons offering more even three-month spans of similar weather. Climatological spring began on... more »
  • Officials: Comite diversion project on track for 2021 completion Play Video

    March 13, 2019 4:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Officials involved in the long-delayed Comite River Diversion Project believe they are on target to meet a completion goal for 2021. WBRZ will have the late-breaking details in a report on the 5, 6 and 6:30 newscasts Wednesday. A task force set up to oversee... more »
  • Next storm system on the way as Mississippi River crests Play Video

    March 12, 2019 7:28 AM

    Well above average temperatures remain locked in for the Central Gulf Coast. An area of high pressure will allow a temporary dry period. More active weather and much cooler temperatures are found in the extended forecast. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Mostly cloudy skies will continue through the... more »
  • Louisiana town to get 1st water rate hike in 31 years

    March 10, 2019 12:04 PM

    LAKE ARTHUR, La. (AP) - Residential water rates in one Louisiana town are about to more than double. Lake Arthur Mayor Sherry Crochet says it has been 31 years since the last water rate hike, and the department has a big deficit. The Town Council voted unanimously for... more »
  • Evacuation ordered in Mississippi flooding

    March 8, 2019 6:47 PM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Officials are ordering evacuations in a western Mississippi area where water is pooling behind a levee and predicted to cause record flooding. The Warren County Board of Supervisors voted Friday to order evacuation of the Eagle Lake community, north of Vicksburg. Warren County Emergency Management Director... more »
  • Turning warmer as rain, storms stay in the forecast Play Video

    February 27, 2019 7:09 AM

    Look for showers and thunderstorms to remain in the forecast over the next several days as another slow moving warm front crosses the region. Temperatures will respond by rising as well. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A warm front will work north through the region instigating a few... more »
  • Workshops on documenting traditions in Lafourche, Terrebonne

    February 23, 2019 12:01 PM

    GRAY, La. (AP) - The state is presenting a series of four workshops on documenting local traditions for people in a southeast Louisiana area where land loss is affecting traditional knowledge. Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser says in a news release that sustaining local culture is the object. ... more »
  • Heavy rain possible through tonight, drying to follow Play Video

    January 3, 2019 6:56 AM

    One more wet day is ahead before a much needed drying trend commences. The National Weather Service has issued a *FLASH FLOOD WATCH* until 6am Friday for the entire forecast area except St. James and Assumption Parishes. Stay alert to any flooded areas on local roads and find an alternate... more »
  • Livingston couple flooded with fear over drainage issues Play Video

    December 28, 2018 7:26 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Nearly a day after inclement weather, Danielle Wiley was still anxious about what she saw last night. She and her husband’s home was the only house on Norwood Drive in Livingston surrounded by rapidly rising rainwater. "This is not living,” said Danielle Wiley. “I've lived in my house... more »
  • Rising water, highway flooding reported in rural East Baton Rouge Friday Play Video

    December 28, 2018 11:05 AM

    PRIDE – Swelling creeks and streams flooded highways in northern East Baton Rouge overnight, prompting closures and alerts in rural areas Friday morning. The Pride Volunteer Fire Department posted road closures on its Facebook page. Carson Road and Pride Baywood Road experienced flooding. The fire... more »
  • Flooding rain possible Thursday into the weekend Play Video

    December 25, 2018 10:41 PM

    A wet weather pattern will unfold through the remainder of 2018. Especially on Thursday, strong thunderstorms and flooding will be possible. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A weak sea breeze front will push inland through the afternoon and evening hours for your Wednesday. Temperatures will be warming slowly... more »
  • Dawson Creek in Baton Rouge will be realigned Play Video

    December 10, 2018 11:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A section of Dawson Creek near the Mall of Louisiana will be straightened and expanded as part of a development in that area . The East Baton Rouge Planning and Zoning Commission approved the plan Monday with work to begin early next year. The project, the... more »
  • Saturday soak could cause flooding for some Play Video

    December 7, 2018 7:16 AM

    CLICK HERE to watch Meteorologist Matt Callihan's update on Saturday's forecast. Widespread, occasionally heavy rainfall is expected on Saturday. While some flooding could occur in typical trouble spots, the short duration of the event should prevent any serious issues. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: An area of... more »
  • Strong storm system to cross the area Saturday Play Video

    December 6, 2018 7:16 AM

    A bit of warming will precede the next storm system. A period of steady, possibly heavy, rain could impact your weekend plans. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Warming will begin on Thursday afternoon with high temperatures jogging into the low 60s. Clouds will begin to develop as well,... more »
  • Neighborhood tired of street flooding following afternoon rain Play Video

    September 11, 2018 6:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Daily weather trouble is causing flooding in some neighborhoods. People are annoyed that a sudden shower causes so many problems. Residents living in the Sherwood Manor subdivision off Old Hammond Highway in Baton Rouge say a passing storm Monday afternoon created a lot of headaches. ... more »
  • Amite River changes route, concerns over flooding caused by debris Play Video

    June 12, 2018 6:46 PM

    CENTRAL - The thought of flooding again is still fresh in the minds of those who went through it a couple of years ago. In August 2016, many homes in Central, northern parts of East Baton Rouge Parish and Livingston Parish flooded when heavy rains inundated the Amite River... more »
  • Federal judge signs order to temporarily restrain aquadams in Iberville Play Video

    April 16, 2018 6:43 PM

    UPDATE: East Baton Rouge officials confirmed to WBRZ Friday that the parish government filed a lawsuit against Iberville Parish over it deploying its aquadams. Iberville Parish President Mitch Ourso made the decision to utilize the aquadams Thursday night with Tropical Storm Barry closing in. Baton Rouge officials say... more »
  • Iberville to EBR: 'Leave the bull alone, and you won't get the horn' Play Video

    April 3, 2018 6:43 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- Hurricane season is less than two months away, and a squabble continues over plans to keep both parishes safe during a flood. Following the August of 2016 flood, Iberville Parish purchased aqua dams that would be deployed over Manchac Road. The hope is to prevent flooding from Bayou Manchac... more »
  • Officials monitoring levees northwest of Baton Rouge; Usual high water issues

    March 14, 2018 11:05 AM

    LETTSWORTH – Local and federal officials have been busy dealing with seepage and minor slides along the Mississippi River levee system northwest of Baton Rouge. Seepage has been reported along the levee in Pointe Coupee Parish but officials stressed Wednesday morning, issues have not risen to a crisis level.... more »
  • As water seeps under levee, officials to ease concern with HESCO baskets Play Video

    March 8, 2018 2:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Water began seeping from the ground and creating patches of moisture on streets, curbs and lawns along the Mississippi River levee south of downtown Baton Rouge Thursday. It's a usual – and mostly innocent – sign that the river is rising. As the river nears 40... more »
  • Central residents demand action after nearly flooding again over the weekend Play Video

    January 29, 2018 2:50 PM

    CENTRAL- Dozens of residents in Central are demanding answers from City leaders Monday after their homes nearly flooded again over the weekend. WBRZ's Chef Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus said the area received between 4-5 inches on Saturday according to rain gauges in the area. That rain fell in a period... more »
  • Cresting rivers after Saturday soak, showers return late week Play Video

    January 29, 2018 7:10 AM

    Minor river flooding will continue after three to six inches of rainfall across the forecast area on Saturday. Most gauges will crest about a foot above flood stage on Monday and then fall through the week. Sunny weather will start the week, but a bit of chill will return to... more »
  • Livingston sheriff thanks Bass Pro for its help during 2016 flood

    December 7, 2017 12:28 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office took to a local Bass Pro Shops Thursday in order to thank the store and its workers for their help during last year's historic flood. With water levels reaching a record high in Livingston Parish last August, the sheriff's office was... more »
  • Traffic and flooding top residents concerns over new development Play Video

    December 5, 2017 6:49 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- Concern in brewing tonight about a brand new development planned for the corner of Old Jefferson Highway and Highway 42 in Ascension Parish. The Meadows at Oak Grove Subdivision will have 212 residential lots and nearly eight acres available for commercial development. Residents like Michael Donovan are worried about... more »
  • Proposed taxes could improve drainage in Livingston Parish Play Video

    November 15, 2017 9:07 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - Voters will soon be deciding on whether they want to hand over more money to the government for improved drainage. Saturday's ballot includes new property and sales taxes to improve the drainage system in Killian, Springfield and Albany. The parish has already outlined three drainage... more »
  • Comite River Diversion Canal not making much progress due to lack of funding Play Video

    November 6, 2017 8:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A task force meeting was held Monday to discuss funding for the slow-moving Comite River Diversion Canal project of nearly 25 years. Rep. Valerie Hodges questioned the priority of the project, and recalled the 2016 flood. "This is a priority that saves lives," Hodges said. ... more »
  • Man finds family memories buried in flood debris, seeks out owners Play Video

    November 6, 2017 5:32 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The holiday spirit is already making its way into a community that's still recovering from last year's record flood. Landon Richard found three handmade Christmas ornaments, with children's hand prints and names, in a debris pile on the banks of his backyard pond. "Something... more »
  • No canal yet, but we'll get bridges for the Comite Diversion Canal soon

    November 2, 2017 2:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A huge step toward anything resembling a canal will be made soon, officials expect, when three groups agree to fund bridge work for roads that travel over the future Comite River Diversion Canal. The Amite River Basin Commission – the agency in charge of the long-delayed... more »
  • Steve Gleason brings Hurricane Maria evacuee with ALS to Saints game

    October 29, 2017 6:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former Saints safety Steve Gleason brought a Hurricane Maria evacuee suffering from ALS to Sunday's game. A post from Steve Gleason's Twitter account showed the former Saints hero alongside Carmelo Diaz and his family. According to the Advocate , Diaz, a former tennis player, needs a... more »
  • Storm damage closes multiple bridges in West Feliciana Parish Play Video

    October 23, 2017 1:59 PM

    WEST FELICIANA PARISH - At least two bridges have been shut down indefinitely in West Feliciana Parish after heavy rainfall caused flooding in the area over the weekend. According to the West Feliciana Parish Emergency Operations Center, the Tanner Creek Bridge on Como Road and the Polly Creek Bridge... more »
  • Nate may be first real test for Central drainage project Play Video

    October 5, 2017 8:34 PM

    CENTRAL - Heavy machinery began clearing debris from creeks and bayous in Central back in August and officials say they are seeing progress. "We've had some significant rains since it started, and it seem things are moving pretty well," Central Mayor Junior Shelton said. Tree limbs, leaves and... more »
  • FEMA isn't relying on trailers to house hurricane victims

    September 19, 2017 9:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The hurricanes that battered Texas and Florida likely spawned the worst disaster-created housing crunch since Hurricane Katrina left hundreds of thousands of Gulf Coast residents without homes more than a decade ago. But the Federal Emergency Management Agency won't be relying on government-issued trailers or mobile homes... more »
  • Estimates say Hurricanes Harvey, Irma could cost U.S. $290 billion

    September 11, 2017 9:30 AM

    Combined damages from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma could cost the U.S. economy as much as $290 billion, according to a new forecast. Hurricane Harvey, which battered Houston with record amounts of torrential rain and flooding last month, is estimated to be one of the costliest weather disasters in U.S.... more »
  • In new report, I-12 barriers focus of flood concerns again Play Video

    September 5, 2017 12:40 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – A lengthy report by the Amite River Basin Drainage and Water Conservation District highlighted how bridges and interstate barriers impacted the August 2016 flood event. You can read the entire report HERE . “Bridges had a widespread impact on peak flood levels throughout the [basin],”... more »
  • Ascension Parish inland waterways reopening tonight

    September 1, 2017 10:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The inland waterways in Ascension Parish will reopen Friday at midnight. Parish President Kenny Matassa says the waterways were previously closed due to high water and debris. Officials in Livingston Parish initially said their waterways would reopen Friday as well, however that decision was soon... more »
  • Contractor given 310 days to fix Manchac and Alligator Bayou Road Play Video

    August 31, 2017 5:04 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - The much anticipated construction to fix a damaged section of road and add additional flood gates to Manchac Road got underway today. Iberville Parish leaders authorized engineers and contractors to begin construction which will take 310 days. The new project will add three additional flood gates to... more »
  • Navy sending ships to aid Harvey efforts

    August 31, 2017 11:00 AM

    HOUSTON- The U.S. Navy is sending two ships to provide humanitarian aid to areas affected by Harvey. News outlets report that the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge and the dock landing ship USS Oak Hill are set to depart Virginia for the Gulf Coast on Thursday. The ships... more »
  • East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office heading to Texas to assist flood victims

    August 31, 2017 9:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A convoy of deputies from the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is headed to Port Arthur Texas this morning to assist with flood recovery. The deputies will be meeting at a staging area in Texas where other law enforcement agencies and first responders are based. Every morning... more »
  • Grieving Houston mom says don't wade in floods

    August 31, 2017 7:58 AM

    HOUSTON- A Houston mother is warning people in the area to stay out of Harvey's floodwaters after her son was electrocuted while wading through the water to check on his sister's home. Jodell Pasek says her 25-year-old son Andrew was unaware that a landscape light had electrified the water... more »
  • Some parents confused by Wednesday school closures Play Video

    August 30, 2017 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Reed Ugalde and Gannon Wood would be in school on any other Wednesday morning but today it was cancelled. "We're out of school and we don't really have anything to do, so we're just fishing," said Ugalde, a middle school student at Central Middle. Possible inclement weather... more »

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