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  • 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 »
  • Heavy rains continue today

    January 9, 2013 8:01 AM

    ...Flash Flood Watch Until Thursday Night... The heavy rain continues this morning! We picked up around 3-6 inches of rain since yesterday! This has caused some flash flooding around the viewing area and that will continue today! We start the day with more rain and temperatures in the 60s.... more »
  • Weather 2: Flooding expected in 24 hours

    January 8, 2013 11:07 PM

    We are experiencing a classic example of rain falling on already saturated ground. Rain accumulations of four inches or more will cause flooding, no matter where you live and for sections of our viewing area, flooding is imminent. The National Weather Service in New Orleans issued a flash flood... more »
  • Sandbags available in Ascension, roads closed Tuesday night

    January 8, 2013 9:28 PM

    ST. AMANT- Sandbags will be made available at the fire station on Stringer Bridge Road close to the 10 o'clock hour Tuesday night. The message was posted to the Ascension Parish Homeland Security's Facebook page. The concern is over rainy weather that has lingered for much of the... more »
  • Flood of concern over Eden Church Road work Play Video

    January 8, 2013 5:53 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A road project halted in Livingston Parish after new construction created flooding problems. Eden Church Road, a busy through way between Florida Blvd. and Lockhart Rd. in Denham Springs, sees heavy traffic on a daily basis. Construction on the road began in 2010 when the... more »
  • Special fees proposed for Lower 9th Ward tours

    November 2, 2012 9:35 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Tour bus operators are a step closer to paying the city hundreds of dollars in fees to resume tours of the rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina under way in the Lower 9th Ward. A package of ordinances that restricts the buses to major thoroughfares and requires the... more »
  • Laplace flooding study to be finished soon Play Video

    November 1, 2012 6:16 PM

    LAPLACE - Two months after Hurricane Isaac brought two to four feet of storm surge into hundreds of homes, St. John Parish residents can soon expect answers as to why. Days after the storm, Sen. David Vitter asked the Corps of Engineers to investigate if the protection around New... more »
  • Flooded St. John schools may not reopen this year

    October 5, 2012 2:32 PM

    LAPLACE - It may be a full school year before students from East St. John High School and Lake Pontchartrain Elementary School can return to their campuses. St. John the Baptist Parish school officials had hoped to have the two campuses, which were flooded during Hurricane Isaac, ready for... more »
  • Litter a problem on Hwy 42, Amite River

    September 20, 2012 10:23 AM

    PORT VINCENT- Trash lurking in the Amite River is becoming more visible following flooding from Hurricane Isaac. Residents in the area say the high waters floated trash into areas along the banks of the river. Those residents also say more people are littering along Hwy 42. News... more »
  • Volunteers making a difference for flood victims Play Video

    September 6, 2012 6:20 PM

    LAPLACE - It will take weeks for some to clean up the mess left by Hurricane Isaac in St. John Parish, and that massive task has brought dozens of volunteers into the parish to give a helping hand. "Some of these people are busy working, that's why we come... more »
  • Residents call for levee protections in LaPlace Play Video

    September 4, 2012 6:23 PM

    LAPLACE - Six days after thousands of people in St. John and St. James parishes were plucked from their homes due to rising flood water, dozens continue to question why they had no warning. As Isaac slowly rolled in Robin Wolf and her family sat inside their LaPlace home... more »
  • Livingston Parish initiates FEMA hotline Play Video

    September 4, 2012 4:44 PM

    LIVINGSTON - In an effort to speed up the recovery process and FEMA assessment following Tropical Storm Isaac, Livingston Parish has established a Hurricane Disaster Recovery Team. Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks is asking all families whose property was damaged by Isaac to call the hotline at 225-686-3996. Callers... more »
  • Isaac cleanup begins in LaPlace Play Video

    September 3, 2012 5:48 PM

    LAPLACE - Neighborhoods in St. John the Baptist Parish continued cleaning up homes today which had up to three feet of water inside of them just a few days ago. Debris and damaged possessions stacked nearly ten feet high lined most streets as hundreds of homeowners waited for remediation... more »
  • Livingston residents still fighting floodwaters

    September 3, 2012 12:48 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Residents in lower portions of Livingston Parish continued to fight flooding after Hurricane Isaac today, while emergency officials asked for donations to help them out. Residents helped neighbors and family get themselves and as much as they could out of homes and buildings full of standing water.... more »
  • Several Walker residents are still dealing with flooding Play Video

    September 1, 2012 6:13 PM

    WALKER - In Livingston Parish hundreds are still dealing with flooding after Isaac. Several people who live in the Greenwich Village subdivision in Walker say it's the worst they can remember. Tim Henderson says, "We didn't anticipate this water. And there's plenty of houses on our street that's... more »
  • Romney visits area flooded by Isaac

    August 31, 2012 6:11 PM

    JEAN LAFITTE - Mitt Romney says he went to Louisiana today to learn, and to draw attention to the plight of residents who've been flooded out of their homes by Hurricane Isaac. On his first trip after the Republican National Convention, Romney met along a highway with Louisiana Gov. Bobby... more »
  • Rain, outages cause traffic changes for LSU game

    August 31, 2012 4:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU announced they had to close several parking lots because of rain and other issues from Hurricane Isaac. The grass lots G and O are both closed because they're waterlogged, while Lot L is closed because it's being used by a special needs shelter set up... more »
  • Current river stages, crest levels and times

    August 31, 2012 1:34 PM

    Thanks to the heavy rains over the last week, and the expect rain today, area rivers are very running high. Most are even going above their flood stage or have crested. For the latest information on the current stage, forecast crests and dates please click on the links below: ... more »
  • State offices staying closed in 13 parishes

    August 30, 2012 7:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Flooding, road conditions and power outages in the wake of Isaac led officials to keep state offices in 13 parishes closed Friday. Commissioner of Administration Paul Rainwater announced state offices would be closed in the following parishes: Plaquemines St. Bernard Orleans ... more »
  • Central residents handle flooding, power outages Play Video

    August 30, 2012 4:54 PM

    CENTRAL - Residents living in Bridlewood, a neighborhood sandwiched between the Comite and the Amite Rivers, are dealing with a lot of water that has nowhere to go. Water from a nearby lake which feeds off Beaver Bayou flooded residents' yards and roads, coming inches from their front doors.... more »
  • La: controlled release started at Miss. dam

    August 30, 2012 3:23 PM

    MCCOMB, Miss. - Louisiana officials say a controlled release of water has begun, reducing the threat at an endangered dam at a southwest Mississippi state park. Christina Stephens, a spokeswoman for the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, says Louisiana received notice of the start shortly before... more »
  • Crews start breaching levee stressed by Isaac

    August 30, 2012 3:21 PM

    BRAITHWAITE - Crews are breaching a levee stressed by Isaac's floodwaters in southeast Louisiana's hard-hit Plaquemines Parish. At the same time, water at a dam farther north in Mississippi was released in an effort to prevent flooding there. Officials hope the Thursday breach in Plaquemines Parish will relieve pressure on... more »
  • 3,000 being rescued, evacuated from LaPlace

    August 29, 2012 8:30 PM

    LAPLACE - Emergency resources were moved to St. John the Baptist Parish to rescue 3,000 people trapped there because of flooding in the wake of tropical storm Isaac, which was a hurricane when it passed through. The governor's office said storm surge from Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas caused... more »
  • Water expected to rise in St. Charles

    August 29, 2012 7:41 PM

    HAHNVILLE - St. Charles Parish officials say they are watching for rising water as south winds driven by the tail end of Tropical Storm Isaac create storm surge. Officials said the threat is expected on the west bank of the Mississippi River during the overnight hours, especially in neighborhoods south... more »
  • Curfew declared as water rises in St. Tammany

    August 29, 2012 6:42 PM

    COVINGTON - St. Tammany Parish officials have proclaimed a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew because of Tropical Storm Isaac. Parish President Pat Brister says up to a foot of water had been forced out of Lake Pontchartrain and was flooding streets along the Mandeville lakefront. Some flooding also was... more »
  • National Guard ends rescue efforts in flooded area

    August 29, 2012 6:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana National Guard says they've wrapped up rescue operations in Plaquemines Parish, which was hit hard by flooding as Isaac stormed through. National Guard spokesman Capt. Lance Cagnolatti says guardsmen are confident they've swept the thinly populated area and no one is still there. Guardsmen rescued... more »
  • Dozens rescued from flooding in coastal Miss.

    August 29, 2012 5:55 PM

    PEARLINGTON, Miss. - Mississippi wildlife officers used small motorboats Wednesday to rescue several people from a neighborhood that Isaac flooded in the small coastal town of Pearlington. One of those rescued, 63-year-old Dianne Burton, says she and members of her extended family didn't leave before the storm because they didn't... more »
  • Isaac early morning update

    August 28, 2012 7:54 AM

    Isaac Morning Update : Isaac is still not a hurricane yet, but the NHC says that it is on the verge of becoming one! Winds are 70 mph and the pressure is down to 976 mb. The storm is getting stronger and the storms are wrapping around the center. The... more »
  • Residents could save money from flood map study

    August 17, 2012 5:34 PM

    CENTRAL - Some Central residents could see big savings on flood insurance from a flood zone study the city is considering. Councilman Aaron Moak asked the city to fund a $35,000 study that could change flood zones in the Beaver Bayou area. Any changes could affect the 1,600 homes... more »
  • River Road to partially reopen next month

    August 9, 2012 10:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Corps of Engineers said repairs to a portion of River Road affected by record-level flooding on the Mississippi River are taking longer than expected, but they could re-open it on a limited basis next month. The roadway is an important corridor for traffic leaving LSU... more »
  • Power outages, street flooding in La. storms

    July 20, 2012 2:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Storms moving through southeastern Louisiana knocked out power to tens of thousands and flooded streets. Entergy Corp. reported more than 30,000 customers without power late Friday morning as a result of the storms. Flash flood warnings were issued for parts of Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard... more »
  • DOTD: Lightning cause of Sunday I-110 closure Play Video

    July 12, 2012 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Transportation and Development said I-110 flooded and closed for hours Sunday because lightning took out power to the storm drain's pump. State transportation officials said there is a backup generator that was on, but it failed to provide power to the pump. ... more »
  • Debby soaks Fla.; gov declares statewide emergency

    June 25, 2012 12:53 PM

    TAMPA, Fla. - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is declaring a statewide emergency because of Tropical Storm Debby. Debby has drenched the state and caused flooding in some neighborhoods. It has also spawned tornadoes. At least one person was killed in Florida in a tornado and officials are searching for a... more »

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