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  • Neighbors blame development around campus for worst flooding ever check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 2, 2015 11:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People blame growth for a flooding problem in their neighborhood. "The water normally comes onto the road. But, this time, it goes so quick," Joy Sananikone said about rising water during recent thunderstorms. She said recent rain events pooled water in places she has never seen... more »
  • Heavy rain causing street flooding, road closures

    October 31, 2015 5:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Heavy rain is causing street flooding and road closures across the Baton Rouge area. According to WBRZ’s Brett Buffington, Baton Rouge Police closed Burbank Drive near Walk-Ons due to high water in the street. Alaska Street near Louisiana State University is also impassable due to... more »
  • Severe weather / tornado warnings issued for multiple parishes

    October 31, 2015 2:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Multiple tornado warnings went into effect in nearby parishes Saturday afternoon. The National Weather Service issued tornado warnings for Ascension and Livingston parishes at 1 p.m. Saturday. Livingston Parish is also under a flood warning. A third tornado warning was issued for the Pointe Coupee... more »
  • More bodies found after severe Texas storms

    October 31, 2015 1:15 PM

    HOUSTON - The death toll from flooding in Texas has reached at least six after authorities found the body of an elderly woman who had been swept away from her home in the Austin area. Travis County Emergency Services spokeswoman Lisa Block says the woman's body was found Saturday afternoon.... more »
  • Flooding, severe storms possible this weekend

    October 30, 2015 3:57 PM

    The National Weather Service has issued a FLASH FLOOD WATCH for the entire WBRZ viewing area in effect from 7am Saturday to 7p Sunday. This includes the Parishes of East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Assumption, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. Mary, Tangipahoa, West Baton Rouge and West... more »
  • Lower Livingston Parish still flooded check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 29, 2015 6:26 PM

    MAUREPAS - People in lower Livingston Parish are still dealing with flooding from last weekend, and some residents in Maurepas blame Ascension Parish for some of the high water. They point to a pumping station in neighboring Ascension Parish that sends water into the Blind River that flows into Lake... more »
  • Moving day

    October 27, 2015 7:27 AM

    The storm system responsible for dreary weather over the last few days—essentially, the remnants of Hurricane Patricia—will be exiting Late Tuesday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Lingering clouds and perhaps a spotty shower will be all skies produce today. A few breaks of sunshine are possible as well.... more »
  • Plaquemines Parish works to plug hole in levee

    October 26, 2015 7:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Plaquemines Parish spokesman Michael Powell says crews are working to plug a 5- to 8-foot hole in a 4-foot-high levee protecting the Myrtle Grove subdivision before floodwaters can reach the parish's main highway. He says the houses themselves are not in any danger because they're built... more »
  • Red Cross opening shelter, bringing aid in wake of heavy rains

    October 26, 2015 12:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - While widespread damage predicted in connection with the severity of Hurricane Patricia has been less than expected, remnants of the system have still placed families in Louisiana and across in the South in need of help. The Red Cross says heavy rains and overflowing waterways have... more »
  • Weekend soaker a 25-year rain event

    October 26, 2015 12:30 PM

    Skies opened up in the Baton Rouge area on Saturday afternoon, and records poured down right through Sunday. Most impressively, 8.60 inches of rain saturated the Baton Rouge area on Sunday, the fourth highest single day total on record. Such a total has about a 1-in-10 chance of... more »
  • Some EBR roads reopened after flooding

    October 26, 2015 8:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge said several roads closed by flooding have since been reopened Monday morning. Public and parochial schools in the parish are still open. Glen Oaks High School closed early after a water main break let the school without water. LSU's campus remained... more »
  • LSU Wide Receiver Malachi Dupre helps flood victims Sunday night check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 25, 2015 11:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU Wide Receiver Malachi Dupre was spotted helping stranded motorists who drove their cars through severe flooding. Roads were impassable Sunday night, following the deluge. Dupre and a group of his friends, were in a high truck and were in the process of rescuing those who got... more »
  • Rising waters in Baton Rouge cause road closures, dangerous driving conditions

    October 25, 2015 9:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Heavy rains turned streets into lakes Sunday night around the WBRZ viewing area. The entire area is under an areal flooding warning until 10:30 p.m. Sunday. That means the gradual rain fall we have seen through the weekend has built up, and it is starting to overflow.... more »
  • Nearly 4,000 homes in the dark after storms

    October 25, 2015 7:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As of Monday morning nearly 4,000 homes people were in the dark around southern Louisiana due to bad storms. Entergy said more than 1,800 homes lost power in East Baton Rouge Parish as of Monday morning, with most of those outages along Perkins Road between Bluebonnet... more »
  • LSU says USC game to kick off at 2:30 p.m. check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 7, 2015 10:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU and the University of South Carolina said Wednesday they will move this weekend's game to Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge due to historic flooding happening in South Carolina. LSU Football posted on Twitter that kickoff will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. #LSU vs.... more »
  • Water supply in jeopardy for 375,000 people in SC

    October 7, 2015 9:42 AM

    COLUMBIA, S.C.- Crews are working to repair a breach in the Columbia canal that is threatening the main water supply for 375,000 people. Columbia Utilities Director Joey Jaco says officials were working Wednesday to build a rock dam a few hundred feet north of the breach, which is near the... more »
  • USC vs LSU move to Baton Rouge being discussed Play Video

    October 6, 2015 1:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials in Louisiana and South Carolina said they're considering moving this weekend's game between LSU and USC to Tiger Stadium because of historic flooding in Columbia. USC Athletic Director Ray Tanner said Tuesday that while Williams-Brice Stadium is fine and the field is okay, the school... more »
  • Death toll from South Carolina flooding rises to 16

    October 6, 2015 11:44 AM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - State public safety officials say 16 people have been killed in a storm that dumped historic levels of rain on South Carolina. The Department of Public Safety says that eight people have drowned in South Carolina and six people died in traffic accidents. Two other people... more »
  • Les Miles: LSU still traveling for S. Carolina game

    October 5, 2015 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU head football coach Les Miles said plans are still in place for the Tigers to play in South Carolina this weekend, despite punishing floods and rains which could push damage into the billions of dollars there and which have caused 12 deaths so far. The... more »
  • SC governor says danger isn't over

    October 5, 2015 1:24 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says the rain is starting to back off after inundating the state, but she is still warning people that the danger is not over. She says officials will be closely following a wave of floodwater Monday as it moves across the state... more »
  • Katrina marker commemorates flooding of Lower 9th Ward

    August 24, 2015 4:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The catastrophic flooding of the Lower 9th Ward now has a commemorative marker at the site where a floodwall protecting the neighborhood collapsed, unleashing a wall of water 10 years ago during Hurricane Katrina. The plaque was erected Monday and will be unveiled at an evening... more »
  • Obama to visit New Orleans for 10th anniversary of hurricane

    August 19, 2015 11:25 AM

    EDGARTOWN - President Barack Obama will visit New Orleans next week to mark the approaching 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The powerful storm struck Louisiana on Aug. 29, 2005, causing significant damage to the Gulf Coast and forcing a storm surge that breached New Orleans' levee system and flooded large... more »
  • FEMA extends flood insurance claim deadline

    July 29, 2015 12:51 PM

    SHREVEPORT - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended its filing deadline for Louisiana policyholders impacted by recent Red River flooding. FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program normally requires homeowners to file a Proof of Loss form to claim damages within 60 days of a flood. The agency has authorized an... more »
  • USDA: 35 Louisiana parishes natural disaster areas

    July 23, 2015 7:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared a natural disaster involving 35 Louisiana parishes and eight counties in three neighboring states because of floods and storms from April 27 through June 26. Farmers and ranchers can apply for low-interest loans to help them recover from severe damage. USDA... more »
  • Red River levels slowly dropping

    July 22, 2015 11:06 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Even as the Red River drops a foot a day and flood waters that raged in mid-June recede, people whose homes were ravaged by the deluge continue to clean up. One of those people is Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator, who told The Times he soon may have... more »
  • Louisiana's disaster declaration approved

    July 14, 2015 8:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The federal government has approved Louisiana's request for a disaster declaration for the Red River flooding that caused damage across a half-dozen parishes in the last month. Mike Steele of the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness says the Obama Administration approved the declaration Monday for... more »
  • Second round of storms spark house fires Wednesday

    June 24, 2015 7:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lightning is suspected in three house fires, one near Episcopal High School that forced a family to run from their home during dinner. "You could feel the heat," Mark Mitchell said of the flames he found in his attic. "I could see flames coming from the... more »
  • 2nd round of Red River flooding likely to be less severe

    June 24, 2015 3:38 PM

    SHREVEPORT - The National Weather Service says the Red River will flood again in northwest Louisiana over the July 4 weekend, but it won't be as bad as floods earlier this month. Hydrologist C.S. Ross says the crest moving downriver from Texas is 3 to 5 feet lower than the... more »
  • Remnants of Bill still causing flooding in Texas

    June 18, 2015 12:34 PM

    NACOGDOCHES - Although the center of a tropical depression has moved into Oklahoma, a trailing band of the storm system continues to bring rain and flooding to portions of Texas. Police in the East Texas city of Nacogdoches said Thursday that residents are being told to evacuate an apartment complexes... more »
  • State seeks extension of FEMA deadline to file flood claims

    June 18, 2015 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency to extend its deadline for Louisiana homeowners impacted by the recent Red River flooding. FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program requires homeowners to file a Proof of Loss form to claim damages within 60 days of a... more »
  • South Louisiana farmers taking severe hit from heavy rains

    June 17, 2015 11:10 AM

    LAKE CHARLES - Rain across Southwest Louisiana is threatening the survival of soybean and rice crops. LSU AgCenter extension agent Barrett Courville says overall it's a horrible season and he doesn't see much hope. Courville says weeks of thunderstorms and heavy rains have saturated fields, increasing the presence of disease... more »
  • 'Brown ocean' effect may bedevil soggy Texas as storm nears

    June 15, 2015 5:20 PM

    DALLAS - The historic rainfall that inundated Texas in May continues to leave the soil saturated and rivers engorged. But it also could strengthen a storm in the Gulf of Mexico as it moves over land. A broad area of low pressure that developed near the Yucatan Peninsula could brew... more »
  • Red River to drop below flood stage at Shreveport this week

    June 15, 2015 11:12 AM

    SHREVEPORT- The Red River continues to recede with an expected drop below flood stage by the end of the week. But forecasters are watching the development of a tropical disturbance in the Gulf which could have an impact on the Red River basin next week. Meteorologist Mario Valverde in the... more »
  • Louisiana flooding: 'Dirty red water was too much for some'

    June 12, 2015 12:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The flooding Red River in rural northwest Louisiana is reaching levels not seen since the 1940s, sending people scrambling to protect their homes, property and livestock. Along the river on Friday, family, friends, neighbors and volunteers pitched in to build sandbag walls. The effort has been going... more »
  • GOHSEP begins assessing Red River flood damage

    June 9, 2015 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Recovery teams from the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness have started assessing damage in Northwest Louisiana affected by Red River flooding. "We want to make sure everything is done to help people and communities impacted by the Red River flooding,"GOHSEP Director Kevin Davis... more »
  • NWS: Red River just above 37 feet; likely to stay there

    June 8, 2015 7:30 PM

    SHREVEPORT - The National Weather Service in Shreveport says the Red River has crested and likely will stay at or around its current level for the next few days before slowly decreasing. Meteorologist Davyon Hill said the river, as of 4 p.m. Monday, was at 37.02 feet. That's the highest... more »
  • Louisiana National Guard mobilizes flood response efforts

    June 5, 2015 6:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana National Guard began mobilizing its flood response efforts in Northwest Louisiana to assist emergency officials Friday. Governor Bobby Jindal and state emergency officials urged local officials and state agencies to take immediate steps to combat flooding and protect homes and important infrastructure. The... more »
  • Closings, evacuations ordered as Red River rises

    June 5, 2015 5:33 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Governor Bobby Jindal surveyed flooded areas near the Red River and met with emergency officials in Caddo and Bossier parishes Friday. According to KTBS-TV, the Red River is flowing into homes and businesses from Texarkana to Natchitoches, prompting road closings and evacuations. Caddo-Bossier authorities are taking more... more »
  • Red River crest at Shreveport expected highest in 70 years

    June 4, 2015 5:48 PM

    SHREVEPORT - The National Weather Service says the Red River is rising higher than it has in 70 years. Caddo and Bossier parish officials say a few neighborhoods are expected to flood as stormwater from Oklahoma and Texas drains into northwest Louisiana. Meteorologist Mario Valverdesays new data from the Army... more »
  • Scotlandville residents demand a fix for flood problems check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 1, 2015 7:46 PM

    SCOTLANDVILLE - A distraught neighborhood is demanding a fix to its ongoing flooding problem, and the timing couldn't be better as the 2015 hurricane season is just kicking off. Upset residents documented the scene as the Scotland Villa apartment complex filled up with water when a pumping-system failed in... more »
  • New flooding death reported near Dallas

    May 29, 2015 1:07 PM

    DALLAS, TX - Authorities say a man drowned after his truck was swept into a culvert near Dallas, raising the death toll from recent storms in Texas and Oklahoma to 25 people. Mesquite Fire Department Capt. Kelly Turner says first responders found the dead man early Friday morning in his... more »
  • 1000s of Houston properties damaged in flooding

    May 26, 2015 11:35 AM

    HOUSTON, TX - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says first responders to the flooding situations across much of the state saved countless lives. Abbott says the disaster declarations in the state stretch from "literally the Red River to the Rio Grande." The Republican added that Texas will "continue to have rising... more »
  • 12 missing in Texas flash flooding

    May 25, 2015 1:32 PM

    SAN MARCOS, Texas - Authorities say a dozen people are missing after flash flooding along the Blanco River in Central Texas that damaged hundreds of homes. Kristi Wyatt, a spokeswoman for the city of San Marcos, said Monday that 12 people are now missing after the flooding Sunday, when three... more »
  • Inland flooding

    May 22, 2015 12:08 PM

    Aside from surge and tide impacts, widespread heavy rainfall associated with tropical cyclones may produce amounts in excess of 6 inches. This may even occur well inland and away from where the storm made initial landfall. 25 percent of tropical cyclone deaths of the last 50 years are a direct... more »
  • Storm surge

    May 22, 2015 11:55 AM

    Considered the most life-threatening of tropical hazards is the storm surge. Since 1963, storm surge has caused over half of the tropical cyclone deaths in the United States. Water (including inland flooding), and not wind, has accounted for more than 90% of tropical cyclone deaths. This particular danger can... more »
  • Corps tests hurricane protection system for New Orleans

    May 20, 2015 2:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - With hurricane season approaching, the Army Corps of Engineers is running through its plans and testing pumps and floodgates built around New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina struck 10 years ago to better protect this low-lying metropolis from flooding. Corps officials said they found a few minor problems... more »
  • 'Flood city' residents see no relief despite legal win check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 14, 2015 6:59 PM

    NEW ROADS - Some homeowners in Pointe Coupee Parish say they're still waiting for a promised fix to bad drainage after hurricane Gustav destroyed about 80 homes in their neighborhood. They say nothing has been done to prevent future flooding in the seven years since the storm. "Someone... more »
  • Judge: U.S. govt. liable for some Katrina flooding

    May 1, 2015 3:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A judge in Washington has ruled that federal authorities are liable for some of the catastrophic flooding that followed Hurricane Katrina and other storms - flooding blamed on a now-closed navigation channel. How much the government will have to pay in damages is unclear. Judge Susan Braden... more »
  • Power failure at wastewater plant forced flood check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 28, 2015 10:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Monday's deluge turned out to be a test for the city-parish's $1.5 billion sewer project. The storms knocked out power to the South Wastewater Treatment Plant in the Gardere area and left some people nearby in feet of water, forcing them to sludge through the mess.... more »
  • Cleanup underway from Monday's severe weather

    April 28, 2015 7:49 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Power company workers continue to restore electricity to homes and businesses across southeast Louisiana that lost power during Monday's severe weather. Entergy says 5,000 customers in New Orleans and 9,000 customers in Jefferson Parish remain without power Tuesday. Over 100,000 last power during the storms. High winds downed... more »
  • Severe storms, flooding possible

    April 27, 2015 7:20 AM

    After a stormy Saturday, Sunday revealed drier if not steamy conditions. However, we'll deal with another pair of unsettled days before a really pleasant stretch. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has included the Baton Rouge area in an ENHANCED RISK for... more »
  • Streets flood after heavy rain in Ascension Parish

    April 14, 2015 5:19 PM

    GONZALES - Flash flooding caused delays for drivers around Ascension Parish Tuesday. Residents there dealt with minor flooding, but it's a sign of what's to come with a wet week in the forecast. Barricades blocked off a handful of roads in Donaldsonville while residents tried to stay dry. ... more »
  • St. Mary Parish schools call for early dismissal due to heavy rain

    April 14, 2015 1:50 PM

    ST. MARY PARISH - Heavy rainfall in the area this morning and early afternoon in St. Mary Parish has caused flash flooding that will lead to early dismissal this afternoon for schools in the parish. The schools will dismiss for middle and high school students at 1 p.m. Tuesday.... more »
  • Large, new development brings infrastructure concerns

    April 6, 2015 10:30 PM

    GONZALES - Contractors are ready to break ground on a new development in Gonzales, but people who live nearby are worried about the traffic and flooding impact it will have on the area. Southern Lifestyle Development, best-known for River Ranch in Lafayette, is set to start construction this summer... more »
  • Flash Flood Watch check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 10, 2015 5:47 AM

    Periods of heavy rain will pass over the region through Friday. A possible 3-6" of rain with isolated higher amounts has prompted a FLASH FLOOD WATCH to be issued by the National Weather Service until Thursday Evening. See the threats posed and safety precautions associated with FLASH FLOODING by... more »
  • Feliciana Parishes keeping eyes on wet weather Play Video

    March 3, 2015 5:28 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - East and West Feliciana Parishes are rebounding from high water after several inches of rain in a short time Monday. "Yesterday that stream was so high and so swirling that you could go white water rafting, I mean right down the hill," said resident Donna MacKinnon.... more »
  • Street flooding reported in three parishes

    March 2, 2015 5:10 PM

    MORGANZA - Rain has caused issues in the small town, flooding streets and backing up the town's sewer system. Mayor 'Boobie' Tuminello told WBRZ News 2 Monday, people have reported issues flushing toilets and there was localized street flooding. A few streets have about six inches of water over... more »
  • Meeting scheduled to talk about new levee check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 2, 2015 10:39 PM

    ST. AMANT- Next week, parish officials will discuss a proposed levee system that would protect the area from backwater flooding. Work is moving forward on the extension of the Laurel Ridge Levee. The levee currently ends at Gold Place Road. Engineers have plans to extend it to Wall Cemetery... more »
  • Beloved restaurant closes doors for good Play Video

    February 1, 2015 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - It was a bittersweet day as Val's Marina closed it doors for good Saturday after the land was bought out by Livingston Parish to help ease flood insurance rates. It's been open for nearly 60 years in Maurepas, and the restaurant is known for its tasty... more »
  • Weather improves in Buffalo; flooding fears ease

    November 25, 2014 2:06 AM

    BUFFALO, N.Y. - The snow has been plowed, the flood threat has eased, and Buffalo's weather is on the upswing. Following days of snow and then spring-like temperature, forecasters say gusty winds of up to 40 mph are likely around the region on Tuesday. Fears of disastrous flooding from a... more »
  • Residents ready for possible evacuations

    November 24, 2014 2:05 AM

    BUFFALO, N.Y. - Families are packing up their belongings in preparation for possible evacuations due to flooding. Temperatures are expected to hit nearly 60 degrees on Monday, causing concern about runoff from melting snow, and overflowing creeks. Gov. Andrew Cuomo told residents to "err on the side of caution" Sunday... more »
  • School leaders consider flood walls to protect schools

    September 29, 2014 6:40 AM

    ABBEVILLE - School officials in Vermilion Parish are moving ahead with plans for a concrete wall and pump system to protect more of the parish's schools from floodwaters. They are determined not to see a replay of problems encountered with flooded schools following Hurricane Rita in 2005 and Ike in... more »
  • Communities across US recover after floods check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 14, 2014 2:19 AM

    NORTH BABYLON, N.Y. - Communities across the U.S. are drying out after unusually heavy rains swamped highways, flooded basements and were blamed for at least four deaths. Long Island residents were urged to remain off the road Wednesday as a round-the-clock recovery continued after a record 13.26 inches of rain... more »
  • Woman dies after being stranded in floods check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 12, 2014 8:04 AM

    WARREN, MI - A suburban Detroit mayor says a woman has died in a vehicle that was stranded in about 3 feet of water after heavy rains caused widespread flooding in southeastern Michigan. Warren Mayor James Fouts told WWJ-AM Tuesday that the woman apparently died of cardiac arrest. It was... more »
  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »

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