August 20, 2014 10:48 AM
It is inescapable; a few times each year, significant weather systems affect the United States. More frequently, long-term forecast models hint at the possibility of a serious weather event and nothing ever materializes. And intolerably too often, long-term weather modeling gets into the wrong hands and becomes a "hype-cast."
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August 19, 2014 3:31 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Post-Katrina scandals have abated and the homicide rate dropped markedly last year in New Orleans. But violent crime still plagues the city and challenges abound for the person who ultimately replaces police chief Ronal Serpas. The city native and career police officer who took over the department... more »
August 14, 2014 3:02 PM
TAMPA, Fla. - Two "hurricane hunter" aircraft based in Florida will get a $35 million overhaul starting next year. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials say the refurbishing won't take the two Orion P-3 propeller planes out of service this hurricane season. Most of NOAA's flights into hurricanes are based... more »
August 10, 2014 1:37 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness says they are no longer sending a two-person team to Hawaii to help with storm conditions.
GOHSEP says conditions have improved enough to where Hawaii has withdrawn it's request for help from Louisiana.
Initially, Hawaii had... more »
August 8, 2014 2:00 AM
HONOLULU, HI - The National Weather Service says the eye of Tropical Storm Iselle has made landfall on Hawaii's Big Island. It is the first hurricane or tropical storm to hit the state in 22 years, and another hurricane is following in its path. Hurricane Julio, a Category 3 storm,... more »
July 16, 2014 11:57 AM
BATON ROUGE - Emergency managers from Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi gathered in Covington today to go over hurricane evacuation plans and icy roadway mapping.
The gathering of state- and local-level emergency managers will let them go over contraflow evacuation plans for each state, county, and parish in the region... more »
July 4, 2014 9:49 AM
Hurricane Arthur made landfall on North Carolina's Outer Banks late Thursday, just after strengthening to a Category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds near 100mph. At 11:15pm EST Arthur's eye came ashore in Shackleford Banks, North Carolina, near Cape Lookout, where 101mph winds were measured.
Arthur was the first... more »
July 4, 2014 2:30 AM
KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. - Hurricane Arthur is moving offshore and away from North Carolina's Outer Banks after slashing into the state's barrier islands overnight. Duke Energy says about 22,000 are without power across the Carolinas early Friday. Arthur strengthened to a Category 2 storm with winds of 100 mph... more »
July 3, 2014 10:12 AM
On Thursday Morning, just prior to 5am EST, the National Hurricane Center deemed Arthur the first hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic Tropical Season. From 1966-2009, averages say the first hurricane develops near August 10. With the upgrade and a forecast of continued strengthening, hurricane warnings are in effect from Surf... more »
July 3, 2014 8:06 AM
MIAMI, FL - Arthur has strengthened to a hurricane in the Atlantic, where it threatens to deliver the Carolinas a glancing blow on Independence Day. The hurricane's maximum sustained winds Thursday morning were 80 mph. The storm's outer bands have started to reach southern parts of North Carolina. Hurricane warnings... more »
June 2, 2014 2:36 PM
WASHINGTON - Which scares you more: Hurricane Victor or Hurricane Victoria? A new study finds that people are slightly less likely to flee an oncoming storm with a feminine name than a masculine one. But here is Victoria's secret: Hurricanes with feminine names turn out to be deadlier in the... more »
June 2, 2014 1:55 PM
BATON ROUGE - The state Department of Revenue encouraged Louisiana residents Monday to remember their financial records in hurricane preparedness plans.
Click here to watch WBRZ's hurricane special, "Weathering The Storm"
Secretary of Revenue Tim Barfield said water damage is a serious danger to paper records, and said... more »
May 30, 2014 10:02 AM
It only takes one. Whether storm activity is predictably low or unexpectedly high for the upcoming or any tropical season, it is important to always have a plan in place. Once a storm has developed, there is far too little time to make adequate preparations to ensure the full safety... more »
May 30, 2014 3:08 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Officials from around the New Orleans metro area will gather to talk about the hurricane season that begins Sunday. They'll be talking Friday about hurricane preparedness and public safety, coordination among state and local organizations and agencies, and about the levee systems. They include the district commander... more »
May 29, 2014 8:22 AM
BATON ROUGE - Hurricane season is here, and now is the time to make sure you're insurance ready. Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon stopped by 2une In Thursday to tell you everything you need to know to be prepared.
Forecasters are predicting a light hurricane season, but all it takes... more »
May 25, 2014 5:43 PM
From May 25 - May 31, one week prior to the official beginning of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season, coastal residents within the United States recognize National Hurricane Preparedness Week .
History has shown that many tropical tragedies are related to a lack of hurricane awareness and preparation. It... more »
May 22, 2014 5:38 PM
BATON ROUGE - The state sales tax holiday will save shoppers money on hurricane preparedness items.
Hurricane season starts June 1. The state sales tax will not apply to certain supplies including batteries, phone chargers, carbon monoxide detectors and tarps May 24-25. Shoppers can go out early to pick... more »
May 22, 2014 11:04 AM
Thursday Morning, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Prediction Center forecasters issued their prediction for the 2014 Atlantic Tropical Hurricane season, following an April forecast from experts at Colorado State University.
NOAA is anticipating near to below normal activity during the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Forecasters have projected 8-13... more »
May 19, 2014 9:27 AM
NOAA hurricane experts are taking flight ahead of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season which officially begins on June 1.
This week, a hurricane hunter aircraft will visit five cities along the Gulf of Mexico in hopes of building awareness about storm threats. A key emphasis will be the importance... more »
May 12, 2014 3:11 AM
BATON ROUGE - State revenue officials say purchases of flashlights, batteries, portable generators and other emergency supplies are free from Louisiana's 4 percent state sales tax May 24-25. The Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday gives residents a chance to prepare for storm season, which begins June 1. The sales... more »
May 1, 2014 12:41 PM
VENTRESS - Emergency responders practiced saving stuffed animals this week as part of training to better handle animal water rescues during the upcoming hurricane season.
The rescue training for firemen, animal control officers, state veterinarians and vet technicians will teach them how to better save stranded, displaced or injured... more »
April 23, 2014 5:04 PM
BATON ROUGE- Some areas along the Gulf coast may be more susceptible to storm surges than others, according to research done by climatologist at LSU.
Hal Needham led the charge to create SURGEDAT, a comprehensive database that compiles storm surge data from hurricanes and tropical storms dating back to... more »
February 27, 2014 11:26 PM
BATON ROUGE- Soon, a part of Old South Baton Rouge will be turned into the center of research to deal with issues about sustaining the coastline, a vital part of hurricane protection.
But, other researchers said they have an idea about a way to cut a hurricane's power and... more »
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 »
January 2, 2014 9:32 AM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana has yet to spend $1.5 billion of federal disaster recovery aid provided by Congress after hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike ravaged the state in 2005 and 2008. The flexible block grant rebuilding and strengthening money remains set aside for infrastructure repairs, home rebuilding, school reconstruction... more »
November 30, 2013 1:02 PM
MIAMI (AP) - Today marks the official end of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season. This season saw a total of 13 named storms, two of them hurricanes. Forecasters had predicted a busy year, but 2013 saw the fewest hurricanes in a single year since 1982. Just one storm - Tropical... more »
November 26, 2013 7:55 AM
LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish district attorney says he will file charges against a former parish contractor after a grand jury fell one vote short of indicting him on allegations he falsified billing invoices for work related to Hurricane Gustav cleanup.
District Attorney Scott Perrilloux says he will file... more »
November 25, 2013 2:05 PM
MIAMI- Forecasters say the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, which officially ends Saturday, has delivered the fewest hurricanes since 1982. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in a news release Monday that drier-than-expected air led to the weak season. There were 13 named storms, but only two - Ingrid and... more »
November 22, 2013 5:34 PM
October 31, 2013 8:09 AM
GRETNA - A state-run insurance company of last resort has settled the remaining claims in a class-action lawsuit tied to how it handled claims after hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005.
State District Judge Henry Sullivan gave final approval Wednesday to the settlement in which Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance... more »
October 6, 2013 10:01 AM
BATON ROUGE- Sunday morning, what was left of Karen finally fell apart. Karen has dissipated, according to meteorologists who have spent the last 48 hours closely watching the pesky storm.
Satellite imagery indicated that the center was no longer well defined.
What is left of the storm still... more »
October 5, 2013 10:20 PM
BATON ROUGE- The threat of a hurricane or tropical storm ended late Saturday night when meteorologists downgraded Karen to a depression.
What is left of the storm is expected to make landfall in Louisiana Sunday morning and eventually near Alabama Sunday night or Monday.
Winds are about 35... more »
October 4, 2013 7:32 AM
NEW ORLEANS - State transportation officials suspended toll operations along La. 1 today to help residents quickly evacuate Grand Isle ahead of Tropical Storm Karen.
Grand Isle's mayor upgraded a voluntary evacuation order of the barrier island to a mandatory evacuation Friday. In response, the Department of Transportation and... more »
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 »
September 12, 2013 4:33 PM
MIAMI - Hurricane Humberto is likely to begin weakening soon far out over the Atlantic. The National Hurricane Center says the Category 1 storm has maximum sustained winds Thursday evening near 85 mph, with weakening forecast over the next two days. Humberto is centered about 595 miles northwest of the... more »
August 31, 2013 10:30 AM
NEW ORLEANS - An advocacy group is making a second attempt to place a site where a levee breached during 2005's Hurricane Katrina on the National Register of Historic Places. This time the group's application is trying to get around opposition by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which built... more »
August 29, 2013 10:18 AM
LAPLACE- A year after Hurricane Isaac inundated St. John the Baptist Parish, the recovery continues.
Today, citizens and parish leaders are looking back on the storm that surprised much of Laplace, flooding neighborhoods in the surrounding area.
Now, the Army Corps of Engineers is floating plans to build... more »
August 27, 2013 11:48 AM
GRETNA - Attorneys for former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard have asked a judge to dismiss the last remaining claim against him in a class-action lawsuit over his administration's decision to evacuate drainage pump operators hours before Hurricane Katrina's landfall. If granted, the request would leave Jefferson Parish as the... more »
August 26, 2013 2:01 PM
BRAITHWAITE - Isaac barely had hurricane-strength winds when it blew ashore a year ago, but its effects are still apparent in coastal Louisiana where thousands of homes flooded. After landfall on Aug. 28, 2012, Isaac stalled, dumping more than a foot of rain and churning a monstrous storm surge. In... more »
August 19, 2013 1:13 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Associated Press has joined a New Orleans newspaper in urging a federal judge to unseal court documents related to a Justice Department probe of alleged prosecutorial misconduct in its investigation of deadly police shootings that happened a few days after Hurricane Katrina struck. In a court... more »
August 15, 2013 5:17 PM
GRAND ISLE - A Hurricane Isaac debris worker who said she was spit on last year during a profanity-laced tirade by a Grand Isle businessman filed a civil suit against him today.
Brandi Worley videotaped the confrontation with Josh Jambon in Sept. 2012. The video showed Jambon slapping workers... more »
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 »
August 8, 2013 1:38 PM
WASHINGTON - Federal forecasters are slightly reducing their prediction for a busy Atlantic hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration updated its hurricane season forecast Thursday, trimming back the number of hurricanes they expect this year to between six and nine. The forecast calls for three to five of... more »
August 1, 2013 6:24 PM
BATON ROUGE - Millions of pounds of ice from Hurricane Isaac were allowed to melt away following the storm, according to a report by the Office of the State Inspector General.
According to the report, the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness bought 45 million pounds of... more »
July 26, 2013 12:54 PM
BATON ROUGE - State transportation officials today announced that the LA Swift bus service will stop operations next week.
The Department of Transportation and Development said they could not secure local funding to keep paying for the service, which was put in place after Hurricane Katrina to move affected... more »
July 24, 2013 12:09 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Officials in the oil and gas industry say they will vigorously defend against a lawsuit accusing companies of damaging hundreds of acres of coastal land that serve as a natural buffer against hurricane flooding. A statement from Chris John, president of the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas... more »
July 18, 2013 6:01 PM
GREENSBURG - A former school is the backdrop of Hurricane Isaac debris removal in Saint Helena Parish.
The public works department started hauling the trash to a vacant school lot on Fifth Ward Road, far away from residents, where it will be burned.
The parish had to act... more »
July 17, 2013 11:05 PM
CARVILLE- Half of the state's full-time National Guard employees are being furloughed.
It is related to the national government sequestration.
Employees, including guardsmen, could get a 20% reduction in their pay because of the unpaid days off. It started in July and continues until September.
Leadership at... more »
June 24, 2013 2:15 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review the dismissal of a landmark ruling that the Army Corps of Engineers was liable for billions of dollars in Hurricane Katrina flood damage that property owners blame on the corps' maintenance of a New Orleans shipping channel. The Supreme... more »
June 20, 2013 4:20 PM
MIAMI - What was once Tropical Storm Barry has weakened to a depression after making landfall in Mexico, but deadly flash floods and mudslides remain a threat. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Barry made landfall Thursday morning. It was moving west over land and lost its tropical... more »
June 20, 2013 10:11 AM
MIAMI - Tropical Storm Barry has made landfall in Mexico, threatening deadly flash floods and mudslides as it moves inland. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Barry made landfall Thursday morning. It was forecast to continue moving west over land for the next day or so before weakening... more »
June 17, 2013 11:05 AM
MIAMI - A tropical depression has formed off the coast of Belize and forecasters say it is expected to bring as much as five inches of rain to parts of Belize, Guatemala and northern Honduras. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said the Atlantic season's second tropical depression formed Monday.... more »
June 5, 2013 5:14 PM
MIAMI - Forecasters say the first named storm of Atlantic season, Tropical Storm Andrea, has formed over the Gulf of Mexico. A news release from the National Hurricane Center in Miami says a reconnaissance aircraft spotted a well-defined area of circulation over the central Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday afternoon.... more »
May 31, 2013 10:40 AM
GULF SHORES, Ala. - Stan Virden moved into his 2,400-square-foot house overlooking a rock-lined canal in 1996 and paid less than $1,000 a year for homeowners insurance. Now the 80-year-old Navy captain is considering moving to Atlanta to be near family, but he says potential buyers for the house are... more »
May 30, 2013 10:46 AM
BATON ROUGE - Hurricane season is quickly approaching, and the WBRZ News 2 weather team wants you to be prepared.
Tune in tonight for our special coverage, "Weathering The Storm," starting at 7 p.m. on WBRZ.
Pat Shingleton, Dave Nussbaum, Ryan Davidson and Keller Watts will provide insight... more »
May 29, 2013 12:07 PM
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - When forecasters from the National Weather Service track a hurricane, they use models from several different supercomputers located around the world to make their predictions.
Be sure to watch WBRZ's special hurricane coverage, "Weathering the Storm" , Thursday May 30 at 7 p.m. Some of... more »
May 24, 2013 10:37 AM
MIAMI - During a hurricane, storm surge is one of the greatest threats to life and land, yet many people don't understand the dire warnings from forecasters to get out of its way. This season, forecasters hope to offer easy-to-understand, color-coded maps and change the way they talk to the... more »
May 23, 2013 2:44 PM
BATON ROUGE - This weekend is Louisiana's annual Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday.
Starting Saturday and ending this Sunday, you won't have to pay the 4 percent state sales tax on certain items.
Since hurricane season doesn't officially start until June, it gives you a chance to stock... more »
May 23, 2013 10:27 AM
BATON ROUGE - People getting ready for hurricane season will get a break if they buy supplies this weekend.
The annual Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday runs Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26.
On those days state sales tax will be waived on the first $1,500 of... more »
May 17, 2013 4:24 PM
LAPLACE - Hurricane season just is days away. For some, the memory of Isaac is still fresh, since the cleanup hasn't stopped.
St. John the Baptist is one of those parishes still picking up the pieces after Isaac devastated the town of Laplace.
"We feel like we're coming... more »
April 17, 2013 8:12 AM
BATON ROUGE - A deadline is approaching for Louisiana policyholders to file flood insurance claims over damage from Hurricane Isaac last year.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency says most policyholders with the National Flood Insurance Program have until April 22 to complete their proof-of-loss claims.
FEMA says the... more »
March 12, 2013 4:26 PM
BATON ROUGE - The state fire marshal's office announced Tuesday that the former fire marshal who oversaw response to hurricanes Katrina and Rita passed away last week.
Henry Fry died Friday at his home in Covington, according to State Fire Marshal Butch Browning.
Fry served as state fire... more »
February 25, 2013 8:58 AM
BATON ROUGE - A new audit says Louisiana's "Katrina cottages" program paid significantly more per house than other similar initiatives. And in some instances, the audit says the homes were poorly constructed and families were forced to temporarily move out. The review of the problem-plagued $75 million program was released... more »
February 25, 2013 7:57 AM
LIVINGSTON - U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy says the Federal Emergency Management Agency should reopen an appeal by Livingston Parish that asks the agency to pay for debris removal from Hurricane Gustav. In a letter to FEMA, Cassidy say evidence suggests the agency may have wrongly decided how much it would... more »
February 22, 2013 11:07 AM
BATON ROUGE- Property owners with flood insurance policies whose homes or other structures were damaged during Hurricane Isaac have an additional 60 days to file claims for their flood-related losses. Policy owners now have until April 22 to complete their proof of loss claims. The National Flood Insurance Program says... more »
January 30, 2013 10:37 AM
WASHINGTON - The White House says Superstorm Sandy is partially to blame for the unexpected contraction of the U.S. economy. Top White House economist Alan Krueger says the storm, which battered the East Coast, disrupted economic activity and destroyed $44 billion in fixed capital. Krueger also says federal defense spending... more »
January 28, 2013 5:46 PM
WASHINGTON - Congress is sending a $50.5 billion emergency relief measure for Superstorm Sandy victims to President Barack Obama for his signature. The Senate on Monday cleared the bill, 62-36. Northeast lawmakers say the money is desperately needed to help recovery efforts from the one of the region's worst storms.... more »
January 22, 2013 5:10 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A new trial will begin March 11 for a former New Orleans police lieutenant accused of covering up a police killing after Hurricane Katrina. The ex-officer accused of killing the man will be tried a week later. U.S. District Judge Lance Africk set the dates Tuesday. David... more »
January 9, 2013 6:58 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The Federal Emergency Management Agency is sending $7.4 million to Louisiana in Hurricane Isaac recovery funds to help impacted families with additional household and education needs and more.
The FEMA dollars are going to the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services for a Disaster Case... more »
January 7, 2013 10:25 AM
BATON ROUGE - The IRS reminded people today that this Friday is the deadline for certain tax filings delayed by Hurricane Isaac.
After Isaac passed through Louisiana on Sept. 5, the IRS postponed several tax filing and payment deadlines for taxpayers in Louisiana and Mississippi, giving them until Jan.... more »
December 28, 2012 1:57 PM
EDNA, Texas- Texas is building specially designed "hurricane domes" along its Gulf Coast that will offer shelter during major storms and serve the rest of the time as gyms or community centers. The proposed 28 domes are part of the Texas Safe Shelter Initiative, created to protect sick and elderly... more »
December 18, 2012 10:46 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Civil Service Commission is considering new rules that would limit extra pay for city officials during hurricanes and other emergencies.
It's a move that comes after a dozen of Mayor Mitch Landrieu's top lieutenants accrued more than $10,000 apiece in emergency bonuses during... more »
December 12, 2012 3:56 PM
WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats have quickly cobbled together a $60.4 billion disaster aid package for New York, New Jersey and other states hit by Superstorm Sandy in late October. Working from the emergency spending request President Barack Obama made five days ago, the Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday released draft... more »
December 10, 2012 8:47 AM
HOUMA - More structures in Terrebonne Parish will get a boost above future storm surges with another wave of federal grants.
About $3 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency money will be used to elevate 11 homes and one commercial building in Terrebonne Parish.
The money comes from... more »
December 5, 2012 10:40 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A federal jury has ruled in favor of a New Orleans drywall supplier that distributed the faulty Knauf-brand imported Chinese drywall in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Rick Duplantier, the lead trial lawyer for the firm, told The Times-Picayune that the trial which ended this week found... more »
November 30, 2012 10:37 AM
MIAMI - The 2012 hurricane season has come to an end and it's another one for the record books, above and beyond the destruction of Sandy. There were 19 named storms in what meteorologists consider an above-average year that tied as being the third most-active season since 1851. Even without... more »
November 27, 2012 10:01 PM
BATON ROUGE- People recovering from Hurricane Isaac can try to get more help from FEMA. The agency said Tuesday it has more assistance available.
$530,000 has been added to the relief money for thousands of storm victims. FEMA also said it is making follow-up calls and some home visits.... more »
November 26, 2012 9:47 PM
THIBODAUX- Sugar Cane farmers want stronger protections from hurricanes since Isaac flooded farmland.
22 parishes in Louisiana produce more than 2.9 billion pounds of raw sugar on 408,000 acres.
"We are asking the [Army Corps of Engineers] to take agricultural farmland into account as they plan future flood... more »
November 26, 2012 6:13 PM
BATON ROUGE - The interim director of Baton Rouge's Department of Public Works said today his agency's Hurricane Isaac preparation and response went smoothly.
David Guillory said they had one overriding goal: get back to normal as quickly as possible.
"We need to try to make us operate... more »
November 26, 2012 10:57 AM
GRAND ISLE - Three months after Hurricane Isaac, Grand Isle is still waiting for repairs to the island's levee system. But Grand Isle Mayor David Camardelle tells The Courier he's been told by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that the repairs won't begin until June when tourists typically flock... more »
November 23, 2012 6:47 PM
NEWARK, N.J. - New Jersey residents devastated by Superstorm Sandy are being reunited with lost photographs and objects through social media. There are at least four Facebook pages targeted to New Jersey residents that help connect them with their possessions. People who find lost mementos can post photos of them... more »
November 14, 2012 9:16 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, emergency officials are taking another look at a problem that has bedeviled them for a long time: how to get people to comply when they are ordered to evacuate their homes. Despite dire forecasts and explicit warnings, hundreds of thousands... more »
November 14, 2012 2:03 PM
NEW YORK - In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, emergency officials are taking another look at a problem that has bedeviled them for a long time: how to get people to comply when they are ordered to evacuate their homes. Despite dire forecasts and explicit warnings, hundreds of thousands of... more »
November 14, 2012 7:25 AM
BATON ROUGE - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved nearly $116 million in individual aid for Louisiana homeowners and renters who experienced damage from Hurricane Isaac.
Nearly 32,000 people have received housing assistance, which totals $95 million. Another $21 million has been provided for other types of individual... more »
November 13, 2012 3:37 PM
BATON ROUGE - A team of three emergency responders from the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services has traveled to New Jersey to help officials there with their sheltering mission following Hurricane Sandy. The team will remain in New Jersey to provide technical support and advice as long as... more »
November 9, 2012 6:21 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A post-Hurricane Isaac study by the Army Corps of Engineers says Isaac's storm surge flooding of areas that were not inundated during Hurricanes Katrina and Gustav was not caused by post-Katrina improvements to New Orleans area levee system. Instead, the study says, surge flooding during Isaac was... more »
November 5, 2012 11:36 AM
BATON ROUGE - A fire truck donated to New York in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is headed to the northeast again to help with a different disaster.
Fire Marshal Butch Browning said they were lending the "Spirit of Louisiana" truck to aid in cleanup around... more »