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  • 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 closed to boaters

    May 29, 2014 11:33 AM

    POINTE COUPEE - False River has been closed to boaters due to high water. The Pointe Coupee police jury made the decision because the water level has reached 18 feet, requiring the closure. The river is still several feet from flood stage. The U.S. Army Corps of... more »
  • Roads closed, sand bags out across SE Louisiana Play Video

    May 28, 2014 8:38 AM

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

    January 14, 2013 11:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A popular route between the Capital City and Ascension Parish is expected to be closed for Tuesday's morning rush, and could be closed longer. Traffic engineers closed Old Perkins (Hwy. 427) at Bayou Manchac because of high water. It won't be reopened until the water goes... more »
  • Closures due to Jan. 10 severe weather

    January 10, 2013 10:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Severe weather swamped already-flooded parishes this morning, forcing closed more roads and schools. Here's a list of updated closings for Jan. 10: SCHOOL CLOSINGS - Pointe Coupee Parish Public Schools: closing at noon - St. Mary Parish Public Schools - St. Helena Parish Public Schools... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • High water blocks I-110 curve

    June 8, 2012 5:21 PM

    UPDATE 5:44 p.m. - All lanes are back open after this incident. BATON ROUGE - An afternoon downpour blocked several lanes of traffic along I-110 South in Baton Rouge, according to traffic officials. High water blocked the right and center lanes on I-110 South at 21st Street. Traffic... more »
  • High water, extra Mississippi River levee checks

    February 10, 2012 4:12 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Army Corps of Engineers says it's keeping an eye on Mississippi River levees because the river is high. The twice-weekly checks are a precaution because the water is expected to remain high for a while. The corps said Thursday that patrols began this week for levees... more »
  • As high waters go down, wildlife areas reopen

    July 2, 2011 10:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE- As the Fourth of July weekend kicks off, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says it has reopened four wildlife management areas closed since May due to the high river waters that have flooded many parts of the state. The department says it has reopened all... more »
  • 1927 flood victim speaks on high water

    May 23, 2011 2:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dealing with a rising river is rooted in Louisiana's history. For centuries people have had to tackle the challenge of controlling the "uncontrollable". Eighty-four years ago hundreds were killed and thousands of acres of Louisiana were flooded. J Burton Leblanc was just ten years old... more »
  • 6 Scouts missing after camping trip to Ark. forest

    May 2, 2011 3:53 PM

    LODI, Ark. - Boy Scouts officials in Louisiana say search teams have not been in contact with six boys and two adults believed to be stranded by high water in an Arkansas forest. Art Hawkins of the Evangeline Area Council in Lafayette, La., says the eight have not been... more »
  • High water prevents Ouachita levee inspection

    March 10, 2010 9:22 AM

    High water has kept the Army Corps of Engineers from making its annual inspection of Ouachita River levees, leaving accreditation - and FEMA flood maps - up in the air. The corps' Joe McFarland told the Tensas Basin Levee District board on Tuesday that five or six dry days are... more »
  • Phillips Bayou being pumped for 2nd time this year

    February 10, 2010 9:00 AM

    For the second time this year, a portable pump is moving water from Phillips Bayou in the Monroe area into the Ouachita River to ensure that nearby houses don't flood. One lane of Country Club Road will be closed for the next two weeks, and drivers will have to ease... more »
  • Pearl River wildlife area closes, high water

    February 9, 2010 5:26 AM

    A wildlife area in southeastern St. Tammany Parish has been closed due to flood waters. State officials said Monday that they had closed the Pearl River Wildlife Management Area because flood water levels were so high. Closing the wildlife area means hunting will be off-limits until water levels drop to... more »
  • Corps to monitor Mississippi levees

    February 4, 2010 5:25 AM

    The Army Corps of Engineers says it is monitoring levees on the Mississippi River because of unusually high waters for this time of the year. The corps monitors the levees once the river level reaches 11 feet and is expected to continue rising. The National Weather Service expects the river... more »
  • Drainage pump breaks in Ascension Parish

    December 15, 2009 10:00 AM

    One of the five drainage pumps in Ascension Parish broke after running for several days trying to alleviate flooding in the area. Parish leaders are hopeful the pump will be repaired by the end of the week. The other four pumps are running at full capacity. Ascension Parish remains under... more »
  • More road closures in Ascension Parish

    December 14, 2009 1:57 PM

    UPDATE: Five roads in Ascension Parish are closed due to high water as of 1:30 p.m.: ·Amite River Rd., Brignac ·Paul Rd., Sorrento ·Summerfield South Rd., Summerfield ·Airport Rd., Summerfield ·Entrance to Pelican Point subdivision more »
  • High water closes roads in Ascension Parish

    December 14, 2009 12:20 PM

    Three roads in Ascension Parish are closed due to high water: Amite River Rd., Brignac Summerfield Rd., Summerfield Airport Rd., Summerfield Several inches of rain are expected through Tuesday. A flash flood warning is in effect. more »
  • Roads reopen in Ascension Parish

    December 8, 2009 4:33 PM

    UPDATE: Eight roads are open again in Ascension Parish after they were closed due to high water: · Tiggy Duplessis at LA 621, Duplessis · Walter Hill Rd., Hillaryville · Marchand School Rd., Hillaryville · Edmond Brignac Rd., Lake · LA 930 at Henry, Prairieville · Roy Rogers at James,... more »
  • Roads reopen in Tangipahoa Parish

    December 8, 2009 3:08 PM

    UPDATE: Nine roads in Tangipahoa Parish are open again after they were flooded this morning: -Russell Town Road -Oilfield Road -Graham Road -Easley Road -Mixon Road -Lowry Road -Hayden Road -Chappepeela Ridge Road -Hillary Simmons Road School Road remains closed. If you see additional high water please call the Tangipahoa... more »
  • Road closures in Ascension Parish

    December 8, 2009 10:13 AM

    Heavy rain caused numerous road closures in Ascension Parish. As of 9 a.m. Tuesday, the following roads/intersections were closed because of standing water: -Pelican Crossing, Darrow -Beau Douglas at Pelican Point, Darrow -LA 308, Donaldsonville -Evangeline Ave., Donaldsonville -Tiggy Duplessis at LA 621, Duplessis -Louis White at McDaniels, Dutchtown -South... more »
  • Road closures in Tangipahoa Parish

    December 8, 2009 8:53 AM

    The following roads in Tangipahoa Parish are currently closed due to high water. Russell Town Road Oilfield Road Graham Road Easley Road Mixon Road School Road Lowry Road Hayden Road Chappepeela Ridge Road Hillary Simmons Road If you see additional high water please call the Tangipahoa Parish Public Works... more »
  • St. John Parish school closure

    December 8, 2009 6:30 AM

    The Office of Emergency Preparedness has called for all schools in St. John the Baptist Parish to close due to high water and impassable road conditions throughout the parish. Superintendent Dr. Courtney P. Millet said schools will be closed for all students and employees today. more »

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