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  • Second round of storms spark house fires Wednesday Play Video

    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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 26, 2014 5:12 PM

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  • Emergency order rescinded for Ascension Parish

    June 6, 2014 1:40 PM

    GONZALES - Parish leaders rescinded a state of emergency Friday that was issued after flooding in Ascension Parish last week.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

    June 4, 2014 4:03 PM

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

    June 4, 2014 12:34 PM

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

    June 3, 2014 11:00 PM

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

    June 3, 2014 4:15 PM

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

    June 2, 2014 9:37 PM

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

    June 2, 2014 2:54 PM

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

    May 31, 2014 4:49 PM

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

    May 30, 2014 5:14 PM

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

    May 29, 2014 10:28 PM

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

    May 29, 2014 6:31 PM

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

    May 29, 2014 6:07 PM

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

    May 29, 2014 11:17 AM

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

    May 29, 2014 11:07 AM

    GONZALES - With more storms expected today, Ascension Parish is recovering from Wednesday's heavy bouts of rainfall which led to many road closures. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office released an update that advised of the following road closures as of 1 p.m. Thursday. Astroland Subdivision Underpass at St.... more »
  • Email set up to report Ascension flood damage

    May 29, 2014 10:53 AM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish officials said people affected by the flooding on Wednesday should use the email address flood@apgov.us to aid the process of assessing flood water damage to homes and businesses. Rick Webre, director of Ascension Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, said citizens should include... more »
  • Red Cross opens Gonzales shelter for storm victims

    May 28, 2014 8:44 PM

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

    May 28, 2014 6:48 PM

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

    May 28, 2014 1:32 PM

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

    May 28, 2014 8:38 AM

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

    May 28, 2014 6:36 AM

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

    May 26, 2014 11:07 AM

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

    May 12, 2014 8:52 AM

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

    April 29, 2014 11:22 PM

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

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