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  • Jambon pleads guilty to racially-motivated attack Play Video

    July 2, 2014 5:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Grand Isle man pleaded guilty to federal civil rights violations for a racially-motivated attack on Hurricane Isaac relief workers in 2012. Josh Jambon, 52, could face a year in prison and a $100,000 fine for each of the two federal charges. In September 2012,... more »
  • St. John to spend federal money on housing repairs

    October 22, 2013 7:39 AM

    LAPLACE - Officials in St. John the Baptist Parish want to use $32.6 million in federal grant money largely to repair homes damaged by last year's Hurricane Isaac, help with rehabilitating affordable housing units and assist low-and-moderate-income home buyers. Another large chunk of the money would go toward repairs... more »
  • Civil suit filed in altercation with debris workers

    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 »
  • IG: Millions in ice allowed to melt during Isaac

    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 »
  • I-10, I-55 flooding prompts road raising plan

    July 2, 2013 9:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State transportation officials are launching a $2.8 million project to raise Interstate 10 near LaPlace and Interstate 55 near Ponchatoula to address flooding issues in those areas. The work comes about 10 months after I-10 was shut down near LaPlace because of extensive flooding from Hurricane... more »
  • Hurricane debris still lingers in St. Helena Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 27, 2013 5:23 PM

    GREENSBURG - Debris from Hurricane Isaac is still laying around in Saint Helena Parish, and time is running out to get rid of it. Police jury president Major Coleman tells News 2 they tried burning the rubble in an empty field near the police jury building, but residents living... more »
  • Deadline looms for Isaac flood insurance claims

    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 »
  • $1.1 million in grant funding for Isaac recovery efforts

    March 11, 2013 11:55 AM

    WASHINGTON - Louisiana received a federal grant to help continue cleanup and recovery efforts across the state in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac. The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a $1,119,339 National Emergency Grant increment was to be released. "Louisiana continues to need assistance to recover from... more »
  • State to receive million-dollar grant for road repairs

    February 13, 2013 7:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $24.1 million grant to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development to fix highways affected by Hurricane Isaac. Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter says the money will start the process of rebuilding or repairing infrastructure that suffered significant damaged... more »
  • Plaquemines gets Isaac FEMA grant to fix road

    February 4, 2013 5:20 PM

    POINTE A LA HACHE, La. - Plaquemines Parish will receive nearly $1.3 million from the federal government to help fix roads damaged by Hurricane Isaac. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Monday the $1,280,209 grant, is part of the $195.5 million in total public assistance recovery dollars approved for the... more »
  • Flooding still causing trouble check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 21, 2013 9:21 PM

    MAUREPAS- Residents are cleaning up in lower Livingston Parish after a week of rain flooded streets, homes, and businesses. They say nine days of rain couldn't have come at a worse time. Now that the water is gone, folks like the Vicknairs can start picking up the pieces... more »
  • La. to get more Isaac recovery funds

    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 »
  • Deadline approaching for Isaac-delayed taxes

    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 »
  • 'Cane farmers want more storm protection

    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 »
  • DPW chief discusses lessons learned from Isaac check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    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 »
  • Grand Isle still waiting for levee repairs

    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 »
  • FEMA individual aid nears $116 million after Isaac

    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 »
  • Corps: Isaac's path, slow speed caused flooding

    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 »
  • Gov. Jindal reacts to FEMA response to Hurricane Sandy check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 1, 2012 10:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal reacted to the government's fast action in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. FEMA agreed to reimburse New York and New Jersey for the full cost of emergency public transportation and power restoration. But in Louisiana, Governor Bobby Jindal asked for the same... more »
  • Laplace flooding study to be finished soon check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 1, 2012 6:16 PM

    LAPLACE - Two months after Hurricane Isaac brought two to four feet of storm surge into hundreds of homes, St. John Parish residents can soon expect answers as to why. Days after the storm, Sen. David Vitter asked the Corps of Engineers to investigate if the protection around New... more »
  • PSC looks into Entergy's response to Isaac

    October 24, 2012 6:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Entergy officials told Louisiana's utility regulators they are working to improve communication with the company's customers, after complaints about lengthy outages during Hurricane Isaac. Bill Mohl, president and CEO of Entergy Louisiana and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, says the power company needs to get more information out... more »
  • FEMA center opens in Pointe Coupee Parish

    October 22, 2012 10:27 AM

    NEW ROADS - FEMA workers opened a Disaster Recovery Center in Pointe Coupee Parish this morning to help people there file for help dealing with damage caused by Hurricane Isaac. The center opens at 11 a.m. today at the Scott Civic Center in New Roads, with regular hours of... more »
  • Disaster recovery centers for Isaac shutting down

    October 17, 2012 7:10 AM

    LIVINGSTON - The disaster recovery centers opened in Livingston and Tangipahoa parishes in the wake of Hurricane Isaac will all close this week. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says the number of people applying for aid has slowed to a trickle in the two parishes. Officials in both... more »
  • FEMA center opens in West Baton Rouge Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 15, 2012 5:38 PM

    PORT ALLEN- People in West Baton Rouge Parish can now get some help applying for federal assistance because of Hurricane Isaac. Kelly Prejean is one of the many people who came out today to the West Baton Rouge Parish Community Center in Port Allen, applying for FEMA assistance. ... more »
  • FEMA center opens in West Baton Rouge Parish

    October 15, 2012 10:22 AM

    PORT ALLEN - A FEMA Disaster Recovery Center will open today through Thursday in West Baton Rouge Parish. The center will open at 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. to help homeowners, renters and business owners with uninsured or underinsured damage to their home or personal property during Hurrincane Issac.... more »
  • FEMA individual assistance for Isaac tops $101M

    October 10, 2012 9:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Homeowners and renters have received $101 million in individual aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency since Hurricane Isaac. More than 29,000 people have received housing assistance, which totals $83 million. Another $18 million has been provided for other types of individual assistance, according to FEMA.... more »
  • Flooded St. John schools may not reopen this year

    October 5, 2012 2:32 PM

    LAPLACE - It may be a full school year before students from East St. John High School and Lake Pontchartrain Elementary School can return to their campuses. St. John the Baptist Parish school officials had hoped to have the two campuses, which were flooded during Hurricane Isaac, ready for... more »
  • Oyster shortage blamed on Hurricane Isaac check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 3, 2012 5:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hurricane Isaac is long gone, but it's still causing big problems in Louisiana, this time for businesses who rely on oysters to keep customers happy. At Tony's Seafood in Baton Rouge, the oyster supply is completely out. "Ever since the storm came in they shut... more »
  • EBR almost back to normal after Isaac check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 1, 2012 5:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Department of Public Works spokespeople say they are two weeks away from completely picking up woody debris from Hurricane Isaac. Today DPW began their second pass through East Baton Rouge Parish, picking up leftover piles of branches and vegetative debris. Allied Waste is picking up... more »
  • Disaster center in Maurepas to stay open longer

    October 1, 2012 3:49 PM

    MAUREPAS - Livingston Parish leaders said a Disaster Recovery Center in Maurepas which was scheduled to close today will instead stay open through Wednesday. The center is located at the American Legion Hall on Highway 22, and is open from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. to help people in... more »
  • Next round of debris pickup for EBR begins today

    October 1, 2012 10:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Department of Public Works will begin their second pass of storm debris pickup from Hurricane Isaac in East Baton Rouge Parish. DPW says they are about 95 percent complete with debris pickup. Crews estimate all cleanup will be complete by middle of October. News Two's... more »
  • Isaac damaged 59,000 homes in La.

    September 28, 2012 3:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hurricane Isaac damaged nearly 59,000 homes across southeast Louisiana. That is more than four times the number officials estimated a week after the storm made landfall on Aug. 28. The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness says the most severe damage hit houses and rental... more »
  • After Isaac, oyster harvest struggles

    September 28, 2012 9:00 AM

    HOUMA - Hurricane Isaac wiped out many adult oysters in Louisiana waters, another blow to an industry that has been struggling in the wake of BP PLC's 2010 massive oil spill. But in a twist, the storm's raging waters also may have helped set the stage for better crops in... more »
  • Disaster declaration extended for Livingston Parish

    September 26, 2012 10:37 AM

    LIVINGSTON - The parish president said a disaster declaration for Livingston Parish has been extended for another month. Residents in the lower portion of the parish saw extensive flooding after Hurricane Isaac passed through southern Louisiana. Parish President Layton Ricks said FEMA is working with parish officials to... more »
  • Central schools approve makeup plan

    September 26, 2012 7:45 AM

    CENTRAL - The school days for most Central students will be extended by several minutes, and other adjustments are planned to make up for the four days of school lost when Hurricane Isaac blew through Louisiana in late August. The Central Community School Board on Monday agreed on how... more »
  • EBR residents apply for disaster assistance check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 24, 2012 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Residents directly impacted by Hurricane Isaac are now able to apply for food stamps, but they have limited time to do so. The Department of Children and Family Services have opened six locations in East Baton Rouge Parish to create more space for people to apply... more »
  • EBR DSNAP locations only open five days

    September 24, 2012 2:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People applying for disaster food aid in East Baton Rouge Parish have fewer days to do so than other parishes. According to the Department of Children and Family Services, DSNAP locations in the parish will only be open for five days this week. Other parishes have... more »
  • Mosquito problem in Livingston Parish

    September 21, 2012 10:10 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Residents in Livingston Parish may be dealing with an issue bigger than they can handle. Recent rain and Hurricane Isaac left behind a lot of standing water, which could bring a lot of mosquitoes. The Livingston Parish Mosquito Abatement also doesn't have adequate funding to cover... more »
  • Disaster food aid sites open in Felicianas

    September 20, 2012 1:06 PM

    CLINTON - Sites opened today for people in East and West Feliciana parishes who were affected by Hurricane Isaac to apply for or receive disaster food aid. The sites will be open for the next seven days, and will help people get Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance, formerly disaster food... more »
  • Litter a problem on Hwy 42, Amite River

    September 20, 2012 10:23 AM

    PORT VINCENT- Trash lurking in the Amite River is becoming more visible following flooding from Hurricane Isaac. Residents in the area say the high waters floated trash into areas along the banks of the river. Those residents also say more people are littering along Hwy 42. News... more »
  • Disaster food aid sites to open in Felicianas

    September 20, 2012 8:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Residents in East Feliciana and West Feliciana parishes who were affected by Hurricane Isaac have seven days, beginning Thursday, to apply for disaster food benefits. State officials say they're opening sites at the East Feliciana Early Learning Center in Clinton and the Independence Community Center in... more »
  • Maurepas residents upset over FEMA rejections check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 19, 2012 10:38 PM

    MAUREPAS - People here say they feel forgotten. Isaac flooded their homes and businesses now they claim FEMA is leaving them high and dry. The feds have denied disaster claims for some people who live in Maurepas. Michelle Posey was one of them. "What can you do when... more »
  • DEQ fines company over leaks after Isaac

    September 18, 2012 5:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State regulators say they are issuing a $12,189 fine against a chemical terminal flooded during Hurricane Isaac because it did not notify authorities fast enough about chemical releases. On Tuesday, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality said it issued the fine against Stolthaven New Orleans LLC, a... more »
  • Hurricane Isaac rescuers nominated for award

    September 17, 2012 10:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Sen. Mary Landrieu has nominated a father and son credited with rescuing dozens of neighbors from Hurricane Isaac's floodwaters for an award from the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. The Louisiana Democrat said Friday that she nominated 53-year-old Jesse Shaffer III and his 25-year-old son, Jesse,... more »
  • Isaac causes spike in initial jobless claims

    September 14, 2012 4:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hurricane Isaac caused a spike in initial claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Sept. 8. Figures released Friday show initial claims increased to 9,023 from 2,345. That's the most initial claims filed in one week since Hurricanes Gustav and Ike impacted Louisiana in... more »
  • Report: Isaac damaged 2 tanks, chemicals leaked

    September 14, 2012 10:13 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A chemical storage facility southeast of New Orleans that flooded during Hurricane Isaac reported to state officials that no more than about 38,700 gallons of chemicals leaked from two tanks damaged by storm surge and that an underdetermined amount of chemicals flowed off the facility's grounds. The... more »
  • DEQ probes chemical leaks at Isaac-hit facility

    September 13, 2012 4:58 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - State officials are investigating how many chemicals leaked from storage tanks at a facility flooded by Hurricane Isaac with about 7 feet of water. Isaac's surge damaged the Stolthaven Braithwaite LLC chemical storage and transfer facility next to the Mississippi River in Braithwaite, a Plaquemines Parish community... more »
  • Angry over denial for disaster aid, man pulls gun

    September 13, 2012 3:55 PM

    LAPLACE - A man who allegedly got a fully loaded AR-15 assault rifle from his pickup truck after being turned down for disaster food stamps is jailed in St. John the Baptist Parish. Louisiana State Police say a claims processor in LaPlace told officers that a man had become irate... more »
  • Rough start to alligator season in Livingston Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 12, 2012 4:10 PM

    HEAD OF ISLAND- Alligator hunters say Hurricane Isaac caused several problems as the season gets underway. Livingston waterways were closed until this week, high water levels have pushed alligators into uncommon areas, and recent cool weather means the reptiles move around less. Gator hunter Kenny Watts said there... more »
  • Maurepas Swamp WMA reopens after Isaac cleanup

    September 10, 2012 3:06 PM

    MAUREPAS - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has reopened the Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area, which closed before Hurricane Isaac's landfall. The area in Ascension, Livingston, St. James and St. John the Baptist parishes reopened Monday. The Hope Canal boat launch access road remains flooded and... more »
  • Isaac cleanup begins in Ascension Parish

    September 10, 2012 10:27 AM

    GONZALES - Hurricane Isaac cleanup begins in Ascension Parish today. Parish officials say contractor DRC begins storm debris pickup Monday, beginning with vegetative debris only on the first collection pass through the parish. An area encompassing all of unincorporated Ascension, the city of Donaldsonville and the town of Sorrento has... more »
  • Livingston Parish FEMA center opens

    September 7, 2012 11:35 AM

    SATSUMA - People who need help with disaster assistance in Livingston Parish can visit a new FEMA center which opened this morning. The center is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the shopping center just north of the I-12 Satsuma exit. After Saturday, the center will stay... more »
  • Red Cross, food banks asking for donations

    September 7, 2012 11:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Red Cross chapters and food banks across Louisiana have been busy helping people out after Hurricane Isaac, and now they're asking for help as well. FEMA said the organizations are asking for donations to help replenish supplies they've used giving relief to people affected by the... more »
  • FEMA assessment teams in area today

    September 7, 2012 11:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Assessment teams from FEMA are in East Baton Rouge and St. Martin parishes today, looking at damage to see if it qualifies the parish for inidividual federal aid. The teams will survey conditions and damage left behind from Hurricane Isaac, according to FEMA, and present a... more »
  • Post-Isaac seafood meeting held

    September 7, 2012 10:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Seafood industry leaders are assessing the effects of Hurricane Isaac. Ewell Smith, director of the state's seafood promotion board, says fishing communities such as Delacroix, Hopedale and Lafitte suffered damage in the storm. Smith said figures on how the storm affected the industry were being compiled Friday.... more »
  • Food stamp use up in La. before Isaac

    September 7, 2012 8:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - U.S. Department of Agriculture data show that Louisiana had a big increase in food stamp use even before Hurricane Isaac and approval of emergency food stamps. Louisiana tied North Carolina for the nation's biggest increase in food stamp use between May and June, at 1.3 percent.... more »
  • Five more parishes approved for FEMA aid

    September 6, 2012 2:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - FEMA approved five more south Louisiana parishes for individual assistance today in the wake of Hurricane Isaac, according to state emergency officials. Residents in Assumption, St. Helena, St. James, Terrebonne and Washington parishes are now eligible for federal assistance to cover uninsured damages from the stormor... more »
  • Remnant of Isaac lurks in Gulf

    September 6, 2012 2:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - If a remnant of Hurricane Isaac becomes a tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico - which forecasters say could happen - it would be a rare event. In 2005, a remnant from a tropical depression that dissipated near Puerto Rico eventually became part of a new... more »
  • Federal tax deadline pushed back because of Isaac

    September 6, 2012 7:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Individuals who filed for an extension on their 2011 federal income tax returns will get a little extra time to make their filing, thanks to Hurricane Isaac. The Internal Revenue Service says it will push the deadline for filing extended returns back to Jan. 11, 2013.... more »
  • People in flooded Livingston Parish get answers from FEMA

    September 5, 2012 10:20 PM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT- People filled a room, looking for answers to their recovery from Hurricane Isaac. Congressman Bill Cassidy joined FEMA reps for a town hall meeting. "Most of my concern was about the MRE's and stuff," said Brandy Vance. "If there are MRE's...that will be a big help.... more »
  • Ricks: Could be a few days before debris removal begins

    September 5, 2012 1:40 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks said today it could take a few more days to complete plans for debris removal after Hurricane Isaac. Ricks told News 2 it's taking some time because the parish is trying to avoid many of the problems they faced after Hurricane Gustav... more »
  • Tangipahoa added to FEMA individual assistance list

    September 5, 2012 1:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tangipahoa has been added to the list of parishes eligible for individual FEMA disaster assistance. Governor Bobby Jindal made the announcement this morning. A total of 11 parishes in South Louisiana, including Livingston and Ascension, are now eligible for individual assistance. FEMA says $10 million... more »
  • Old oil washes up in La. after Hurricane Isaac

    September 5, 2012 8:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Old oil has washed up on some Louisiana beaches after Hurricane Isaac and officials are testing whether it's left over from BP's Deepwater Horizon spill in 2010. Officials late Tuesday restricted fishing in waters extending a mile off a roughly 13-mile stretch of coastline. The... more »
  • Share your stories of Isaac heroism, helpfulness

    September 4, 2012 6:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - WBRZ is looking for the stories of heroism as our community faced Hurricane Isaac. We want to feature the good Samaritans who came to rescue members of our community. Tell us who helped you and your family, what they did- and tell them how thankful you... more »
  • Thousands file flood insurance claims after Isaac

    September 4, 2012 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials say thousands of flood insurance claims are being filed in the wake of Hurricane Isaac, a slow-moving storm that brought drenching rain and tropical-storm force winds to parishes that don't typically experience flooding. Commissioner of Insurance James Donelon said Tuesday only 31 percent of Louisiana residents... more »
  • Volunteers provide much-needed help in Livingston check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 4, 2012 5:10 PM

    MAUREPAS- Relief organizations like the Red Cross and Salvation Army, as well as local volunteers, are helping people deal with Hurricane Isaac cleanup in Livingston Parish. The Livingston Parish District 9 Fire Station in Maurepas has been operating as a distribution site for the past several days. Lines of... more »
  • Isaac may spark swarms of mosquitoes

    September 4, 2012 10:23 AM

    HOUMA - After Hurricane Isaac left a lot of water behind, south Louisiana residents may be dealing with swarms of mosquitoes. And with Louisiana experiencing the highest rate of West Nile virus infections in several years, state officials are warning residents to take precautions against mosquitoes. The Courier reports that... more »
  • Isaac: Federal cards can buy hot food during Sept.

    September 4, 2012 10:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Because of Hurricane Isaac, people on what used to be the food stamp program may use their cards to buy ready-to-eat hot foods during September. The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services says it got a federal waiver because many people had to evacuate and continuing... more »
  • La. power outages drop to 2 percent of customers

    September 4, 2012 10:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The widespread power outages caused by Hurricane Isaac have nearly all been repaired. The Public Service Commission says nearly 38,000 homes and businesses remained without electricity Tuesday. That's about 2 percent of customers. The largest remaining outages were in the two parishes hardest-hit by Isaac's flooding: Plaquemines... more »
  • Faith Academy opens with storm damage check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 3, 2012 10:19 PM

    GONZALES - Hurricane Isaac ruined parts of Faith Academy in Gonzales. And now, the school's rushing to rebuild with classes starting Tuesday. Isaac blew the roof off the school when it passed through the area, exposing about 8,000 to 10,000 square feet of the building to the wind and... more »
  • Power outages drop to 5 percent of La. customers

    September 3, 2012 4:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Utility companies have restored power to most Louisiana residents, six days after Hurricane Isaac struck the state. The Public Service Commission reported Monday that 105,000 homes and businesses remained without electricity - about 5 percent of the customers statewide. After the storm came ashore, more than 900,000... more »
  • Plaquemines Parish allows some in to see damage

    September 3, 2012 4:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Plaquemines Parish is allowing some residents and business owners back in to the area to survey Hurricane Isaac's damage in the southern parts of the parish. But they were only allowed Monday with a police escort and only on the less heavily-damaged west bank. Parish officials say... more »
  • Isaac's effects on Louisiana, by the numbers

    August 31, 2012 5:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Here's an overall look at Hurricane Isaac's effects on the state of Louisiana at this point. POWER OUTAGES - Statewide: 593,000 customers without power statewide, down from a peak of 903,000. -Parishes with more than 100,000 customers out of service: 2 Friday, 2 Thursday. -Parishes with... more »
  • Flood water forces interstate closure in Ascension Parish

    August 31, 2012 1:03 PM

    SORRENTO - Rising water from Hurricane Isaac forced eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 to be closed at LA 22 in Ascension Parish. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development says traffic is being diverted off the interstate at LA 22. Westbound lanes of I-10 are closed between I-55... more »
  • Romney arrives in Louisiana for storm visit

    August 31, 2012 12:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has arrived in Louisiana to survey damage from the storm Isaac. Friday's trip was his first stop after closing the Republican National Convention in Florida a night earlier. The former Massachusetts governor was expected to visit an emergency command center in Lafitte,... more »
  • Obama, Romney both to visit storm-damaged Louisiana

    August 31, 2012 8:56 AM

    LAKELAND, Fla. - Both President Barak Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced plans today to tour damage in Louisiana from Hurricane Isaac. Romney scheduled a last-minute visit Friday to Lafitte, La., where he will tour damage with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. Romney is scrapping an appearance in... more »
  • Southern cancels football activities, game still on

    August 29, 2012 10:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University canceled all football activities for the remainder of week due to Hurricane Isaac. However, the Jaguars still plans to fly out to Albuquerque, N. M. on Friday for this weekend's game. The team is scheduled to take on the New Mexico Lobos Saturday... more »
  • State government offices closed Wednesday

    August 28, 2012 8:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - All state government offices will be closed statewide Wednesday due to the threat of Hurricane Isaac, according to Commissioner Paul Rainwater. State officials say the announcement may be updated as they continue to monitor the storm's progress. Government employees can call 1-800-360-9660 or 225-342-0498 to... more »
  • Nuclear agency keeping close eye on Isaac

    August 28, 2012 6:28 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says it is monitoring Hurricane Isaac as it approaches the Gulf Coast. Nuclear power plants in the Southeast have taken precautions such as tying down loose equipment, removing debris that could become airborne in winds of 75 mph or more and topping off... more »
  • Hurricane Isaac getting close to shore

    August 28, 2012 6:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Hurricane Isaac is getting close the coast of southeast Louisiana and is already bringing storm surge flooding. The U.S. National Hurricane center says the Category 1 hurricane is just 15 miles south-southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River and is moving northwest near 8 mph.... more »
  • Baker issues curfew for Hurricane Isaac

    August 28, 2012 2:34 PM

    Baker Mayor Harold Rideau and Police Chief Mike Knaps have issued a declaration to the citizens of Baker that as of 8 p.m. today there will be until 8 a.m. This measure applies to motorists and pedestrians on city streets. The curfew will exempt medical, public works, city... more »
  • Zachary implements curfew for Hurricane Isaac

    August 28, 2012 2:27 PM

    The City of Zachary has created a dusk-to-dawn curfew starting Wednesday, August 29 at 6p.m., running through Thursday, August 30 at 6a.m.,as Hurricane Isaac approaches the state. Zachary Police Chief David McDavid stated that the curfew would be necessary to allow public safety officials to better do their job... more »
  • Late Morning Isaac Update

    August 28, 2012 1:42 PM

    Isaac is finally a hurricane! It will continue to strengthen through landfall tonight. A Hurricane Warning is in effect from East of Morgan City, LA east to Destin, FL. A Tropical Storm Warning is in efect for Inland Parishes/Counties Around Baton Rouge. Isaac is moving to the northwest at... more »
  • Livingston Parish issues curfew

    August 28, 2012 12:37 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Parish officals called for a dusk-to-dawn curfew starting tonight in Livingston Parish. According to Parish President Layton Ricks the curfew will last until Hurricane Isaac passes and conditions improve. Ricks said his office would work closely with Sheriff Jason Ard through the storm, and issue an... more »
  • Terrebonne Parish implements curfew

    August 28, 2012 12:29 PM

    HOUMA - Parish emergency managers called for a curfew in Terrebonne Parish ahead of Hurricane Isaac's landfall. The curfew begins tonight from 8 p.m. and lasts until 6 a.m. Wednesday. Anyone in violation of the curfew will be stopped and questioned by law enforcement. Parish leaders said the... more »
  • LDWF stages agents, equipment across state

    August 28, 2012 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will once again play a lead role in any potential rescue work after Hurricane Isaac. The department has staged 50 agents and equipment at the Waddell Management area on Flannery Road. They are part of a fleet of 200 agents... more »
  • Isaac could pack watery double punch for Gulf Coast

    August 27, 2012 11:06 AM

    KEY WEST - Isaac could pack a watery double punch for the Gulf Coast. The National Weather Service warns if it hits during high tide, Isaac could push floodwaters as deep as 12 feet onto shore in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama and up to 6 feet in the Florida Panhandle.... more »

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