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  • Plaquemines Parish works to plug hole in levee

    October 26, 2015 7:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Plaquemines Parish spokesman Michael Powell says crews are working to plug a 5- to 8-foot hole in a 4-foot-high levee protecting the Myrtle Grove subdivision before floodwaters can reach the parish's main highway. He says the houses themselves are not in any danger because they're built... more »
  • Small plane goes down in Lake Pontchartrain

    August 22, 2014 4:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities say a small plane went down in Lake Pontchartrain near Lakefront Airport in New Orleans. Louis Capo, director of non-flood assets for the Orleans Levee District, which owns the airport, said the single-engine plane went down Friday afternoon, short of the airport's runway. The pilot was... more »
  • Bridges damaged, flooding continues in Livingston Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 14, 2013 5:49 PM

    HOLDEN - Water levels continue to rise and fall in Livingston Parish with more rain in the forecast, and it's getting harder to travel around some areas. Bridges in the Holden area are closed for repairs. Water lifted the bridge on Frank Ballard Road and floated it several feet... more »
  • Historic lighthouse washes away check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 21, 2012 5:31 PM

    MANCHAC - An historical landmark that once guided ships through the Lake Ponchartrain and Maurepas causeway has washed away. The Pass Manchac Lighthouse has been around since the 1800's, but it wasn't strong enough to withstand high waters from Hurricane Isaac. Virgil Allen's great-grandfather and grandfather looked after... more »

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