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  • Sherwood Forest residents want sewage fix now Play Video

    July 20, 2014 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some Sherwood Forest residents are still dealing with sewage backups and can't flush their toilets whenever it rains. It's a problem residents have been dealing with for years. Sherwood Forest resident Julia Grau's toilet flushed today, but with rain in the forecast that may be short... more »
  • Rain causes all-day interstate delay

    July 19, 2014 4:08 PM

    Traffic was backed up most of the day on Interstate 10 eastbound due to inclement weather Saturday morning, according to DOTD. Showers came through Baton Rouge starting around 9 a.m. causing the initial delays. The traffic then continued well into the afternoon with cars and trucks backed up to... more »
  • Central subdivision bracing for big rain weekend Play Video

    July 18, 2014 10:18 PM

    CENTRAL - People blame clogged drains and blocked culverts for flooding in Bridlewood subdivision Friday. The week ended like many others do when there is a significant rain event: flooded streets, sometimes feet deep. The water flooded yards, covered some lawn furniture and brought fish to the front... more »
  • Apartment flooding continues to trap residents 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 »
  • Flash Flood Watch into the evening

    July 18, 2014 12:30 PM

    Heavy rainfall will last through the day and more rain is expected this weekend. Localized heavy rain has created problematic road conditions for drivers this morning. Forecast models indicate that scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue to develop and impact the area through Friday evening, though with a few... more »
  • Wet Weekend Likely

    July 17, 2014 11:05 AM

    Beginning Friday, the Baton Rouge area will run a risk for heavy rainfall that is expected to carry through the weekend. A round of showers and thunderstorms is expected to track across the region between Friday Morning and Friday Afternoon. The initial line of storms could produce gusty winds,... more »
  • The June Tune

    July 2, 2014 11:26 AM

    Almost on cue, as the calendar flipped to July, so came the hottest air so far in 2014. The way June 2014 unfolded, the heat smarts a little, when typically we're accustomed to it this time of year. The first 90° high temperature of the year was recorded on... more »
  • Apartment flooding traps residents inside complex 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 »
  • Slidell neighborhood dolphin dies

    June 18, 2014 3:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A dolphin that lived in a canal in a neighborhood north of Lake Pontchartrain has died, possibly because recent rains made the water too fresh for his health. Federal biologists said Tuesday that the male dolphin had open sores caused by living in fresh water on June... more »
  • Boaters cruise Amite River after opening Play Video

    June 7, 2014 4:57 PM

    PORT VINCENT - This weekend boaters soaked up the sun on the Amite River days after it was shut down due to high water from heavy rains last week. Jay Randall bought a boat for his family the day Ascension Parish shut down inland waterways. "I was thinking... 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 »
  • Flood victims still dealing with high water 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 »
  • High water still stands in Ascension Parish 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Rain and Thunder Today

    May 14, 2014 5:36 AM

    Expect widespread shower and thunderstorm activity primarily during the first half of your Wednesday. Some of the showers and thunderstorms could produce heavy downpours and gusty winds. Generally, 0.5" - 1.0" of additional liquid is anticipated area-wide, however the heftier showers could drop higher amount and cause some ponding of... 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 »
  • LSU baseball senior day rained out

    May 11, 2014 4:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Baseball won't get a chance to take the series from Alabama on Sunday. The game was officially canceled at around 4:45, according to LSU Baseball's twitter page, after a 3 hour and 45 minute rain delay. Sunday's game was scheduled to be senior day for... more »
  • Sewage backing up into Baton Rouge homes Play Video

    May 10, 2014 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sherwood Forest residents say Friday night's heavy rains caused raw sewage to back up into their homes. Johnny Squyers says he's battled overflowing toilets and brown water for decades at his home. "Oh the smell was horrible. We couldn't stay in the house, and most... more »
  • Wet weather situation lingers until Saturday morning

    May 9, 2014 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A flash flood watch will continue through Saturday morning after a storm system moved across the region Friday, dumping inches of rain on the area. Chief forecaster Pat Shingleton said it's a safe estimate that most places received two inches of rain. The rain system should... more »
  • LSU baseball game rained out, pushed to Saturday

    May 9, 2014 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Head LSU baseball coach Paul Manieri told News 2 Friday evening that the night's baseball game against Alabama was cancelled. Heavy rain forced the teams to cancel Friday night's game at Alex Box Stadium. The game has been rescheduled for Saturday. The first game will... more »
  • Bad timing by needed rain

    May 9, 2014 8:24 AM

    While many having been awaiting nature to "bring on the rain," it certainly could have chosen better timing to arrive in Southeastern Louisiana. Although, Mother's Day flowers certainly won't be going thirsty. From May 2 -8, no rainfall was recorded for the Baton Rouge metro area , or anywhere... more »
  • Capital City getting thirsty

    May 6, 2014 10:05 AM

    Lacking April showers bring thirsty May flowers. The fourth month of 2014 brought little action to Baton Rouge area rain buckets during its final fortnight. April 2014 checked in with 3.53" of liquid precipitation, nearly an inch below historical average. The statistic is hard to believe given that the... more »
  • Caught between two systems

    April 17, 2014 6:04 AM

    A cold front will approach from the northwest Thursday Afternoon. Meanwhile, an upper level trough and associated shortwave trough will kick up a low pressure system in the Gulf of Mexico. Winds have become southeasterly at about 5-10mph. As a result, local temperatures will have an opportunity to climb... more »
  • LSU-Florida baseball postponed; teams will double-dip Saturday

    March 28, 2014 6:49 PM

    GAINESVILLE, FL - With a steady downpour of rain expected throughout the night, the LSU and Florida baseball teams decided to postpone Friday's scheduled game and set up a doubleheader for Saturday instead. Game 1 will now start at noon on Saturday, while the second game will follow shortly... more »
  • Rainy Tuesday

    March 11, 2014 5:38 AM

    With low pressure chugging out of the Gulf of Mexico and across Southeastern Louisiana, we can expect a pretty good batch of showers today. Rain will fall steadiest and heaviest in the middle of the day. Since the storm is too our south, leaving us on the cooler, northern side... more »
  • Rain returns

    March 5, 2014 6:17 AM

    Though a day later than many would like, alas our weather is trending quieter. The surface low pressure system responsible for the wintry Mardi Gras is positioned off to our south in the Gulf of Mexico and is slowly lifting northeastward. Most of the precipitation with this system has fallen... more »
  • Winter Weather Advisory

    March 4, 2014 6:19 AM

    The freezing line has risen north of Baton Rouge and steady rain falling across the area is beginning to cease freezing on contact. As of 1pm, areas on a line from New Roads northeast to McComb and points north of that line remained at 32° with freezing rain occuring. Through... more »
  • State offices closing in 22 parishes Wed.

    February 11, 2014 6:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State offices in 22 Louisiana parishes will close on Feb. 12 due to more rain, sleet and ice in the forecast. The Division of Administration said state offices in the following parishes would be closed, some for a second day: Avoyelles, Bossier, Caddo, Caldwell, Claiborne,... more »
  • More rain to come

    February 11, 2014 5:34 AM

    Expect off and on rain showers to continue and morning temperatures in the lower 40s will not budge much. Radar and model trends do indicate that once the patch of heavy rain exits east during the morning hours, we'll have a quieter period through the middle of the day before... more »
  • State offices in 19 parishes to close Feb. 11

    February 10, 2014 4:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State offices in more than a dozen Louisiana parishes will close Tuesday due to more rain, sleet and ice in the forecast. The Division of Administration said state offices in the following parishes would close Feb. 11 because of the hazardous forecast: Avoyelles, Bienville, Caddo,... more »
  • Rainy stretch starts today

    February 10, 2014 5:47 AM

    The week will begin with a rather gray look. As you might expect, the arrival of clouds will also lead to scattered rain showers. Several batches are set to pass through the region this week, and the first bouts of rain will cross Southern Louisiana today. As our area begins... more »
  • Cold and raw

    February 6, 2014 5:46 AM

    A very tricky weather situation lies ahead today, particularly early. An upper level disturbance will quickly pass over the region today. This system is expected to conjure up enough moisture to produce some scattered pockets of precipitation today. Meanwhile, cloud cover and north-northeast winds are reinforcing cold air on an... more »
  • Improvements after a soaker

    February 5, 2014 6:32 AM

    Wacky behavior from our weather yesterday as heavy rains put a damper on the evening commute. The heaviest pocket of rain seemed to be centered on the northeast end of Baton Rouge. National Weather Service Mesonet observations displayed the highest amounts in Millersville and Baker with just under 2" during... more »
  • Heavy rain affects traffic, outages reported

    February 4, 2014 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Heavy downpours moving through East Baton Rouge Parish are affecting some people's drive home, and knocked out power to thousands. The Department of Transportation and Development said at 5:40 p.m. that high water was blocking the right and center lanes of I-110 South at Capitol Access.... more »
  • Winter surprise: advisories extended

    January 23, 2014 1:30 PM

    The National Weather Service has extended winter weather advisories until 6pm Friday Evening. Locations under the advisory include East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Pointe Coupee, East Feliciana, West Feliciana and Iberville Parishes as well as Wilkinson County. Additionally, Ascension, Livingston, St. Helena and Tangiphoa Parishes have been included along... more »
  • Showers, thunder today

    January 13, 2014 5:38 AM

    A cold front will pass through the area today. Expect temperatures to rise into the middle 60s due to southerly winds pulling in warm air ahead of the frontal passage. Periods of rain will continue through much of the day. Look for the showers to wrap up from west to... more »
  • Soggy start to 2014

    January 1, 2014 5:44 AM

    A surface low pressure is scraping by the Louisiana coastline. This storm system has been the culprit for a few days of cloud cover and now some rain showers as we kick off 2014. Expect showers to become more numerous as the day progresses with a time of steady rain... more »
  • Clouds today, rain tomorrow

    December 27, 2013 5:46 AM

    Skies have been finicky this week and will be so again today. It's been times of sun and clouds with more sun than clouds, but today we're trending towards the opposite. Mid and upper level moisture increasing will mean a thickening of the high clouds deck into lower clouds. Our... more »
  • Sun and cloud mix with cool temperatures today

    December 11, 2013 7:19 AM

    This afternoon will not be as pretty as yesterday. An area of high pressure will sit over the Southeast U.S., but some high clouds will move over us from the west and south ahead of a cold front. This will give us a mix of sun and clouds, but we... more »
  • Becoming mostly sunny and staying cool today

    December 10, 2013 6:50 AM

    The clouds will gradually start to dissipate by this early afternoon and it will become mostly sunny. We will not warm up too much today with some cold air following the cold front. High temperatures will be in the lower 50s. Get ready for a pretty cold night across... more »
  • WATCH: kids aren't scared by mother nature Play Video

    October 31, 2013 11:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The rain did not scare people away from Halloween festivities in the area. Thunderstorms drenched streets and weather warnings spooked people before the witching hour approached. Some communities changed trick-or-treat times ahead of the weather, but most stuck with the plan for Thursday. Better weather... more »
  • Cold front brings changing weather today

    October 16, 2013 6:44 AM

    Though clouds and the first sign of rain are behind schedule, I still expect both to arrive today. A cold front remains well west of the area, barely into the northwest corner of Louisiana. As the day goes on, the cold front will drop to the southeast allowing moisture to... more »
  • Plaquemines downgrades evacuation orders

    October 5, 2013 11:36 AM

    BELLE CHASSE, LA - With Tropical Storm Karen dying down, Plaquemines Parish has downgraded their evacuation orders from mandatory to voluntary. The mandatory evacuation was put in place for only some parts of the parish. Officials recommend visitng www.plaqueminesparish.com to stay up-to-date with Tropical Storm Karen. UPDATE:... more »
  • Parking lots shut down for LSU game after heavy rain

    September 21, 2013 10:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Parking woes hit LSU gameday after multiple parking lots shut down due to heavy rain. The Bernie Moore Track Field and the lot by the Natatorium are closed. Parking has been redirected to the Old Alex Box outfield and the soccer stadium lot off Skip Bertman... more »
  • Wet weather at PGA

    August 9, 2013 10:10 AM

    PITTSFORD, N.Y. - A steady stream of rain has been falling during the second round at the PGA Championship in suburban Rochester, N.Y. The showers are expected to extend through the morning with a slight chance of thundershower. The rain could make the Oak Hill Country Club course attackable,... more »
  • PGA Championship underway after heavy rains

    August 8, 2013 10:14 AM

    PITTSFORD, N.Y. - Some dampness greeted the golfers teeing it up for the start of the 95th PGA Championship this morning in suburban Rochester, N.Y. Heavy overnight rains soaked the Oak Hill Country Club course, but the sun was out when the first of the 156-player field teed off. Robert... more »
  • Hotter with a few storms this afternoon

    June 25, 2013 6:46 AM

    We have some mostly clear to partly cloudy skies across the Baton Rouge area this morning. It is warm and humid with temperatures in the 70s. An upper-level ridge of high pressure will be building over us today and that will limit the coverage and amount of thunderstorms we... more »
  • Tropical Storm Barry forms off Mexican coast

    June 19, 2013 2:35 PM

    MIAMI - Forecasters say Tropical Storm Barry has formed off the southeastern Mexican coast. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said the Atlantic season's second tropical storm is drenching areas in its path with up to 10 inches of rain in some places, raising the threat of flash floods. Barry... more »
  • Scattered showers and storms today

    June 18, 2013 9:04 AM

    We have another very warm and muggy start to the day with temperatures in the mid 70s under partly cloudy skies. Better take your umbrella with you this afternoon since we will have a better chance of rain and storms. This is due to a weak cold front moving... more »
  • Bad weather hits Merion, suspends U. S. Open play

    June 13, 2013 10:30 AM

    ARDMORE - Thunder, lightning and heavy downpours have settled in over the Merion Golf Club outside Philadelphia, suspending first-round play at the U.S. Open. U.S. Golf Association officials called a halt to play at 8:36 Eastern, just short of two hours after the opening shot of the tournament was struck.... more »
  • Weather delay ends at 8:20pm

    June 8, 2013 8:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 52-minute weather delay is over at Alex Box Stadium, as both teams have taken to the field to finish Game 2 of the Baton Rouge Regional. LSU starter Ryan Eades will not return, and Will Lamarche will take the mound for the Tigers once play... more »
  • Rain-swollen US rivers stoke shippers' headaches

    May 31, 2013 11:55 AM

    ST. LOUIS - Heavy rains swelling the Mississippi and Missouri rivers are causing headaches for barge operators. Locks that are being closed along the Mississippi River could snarl barges headed from St. Louis to Minnesota, as well as southbound shippers trying to get to St. Louis and then to the... more »
  • Weather drowns the city but some benefit Play Video

    May 10, 2013 10:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There was no hiding from the downpour Friday in South Louisiana. "Moving in the weather in the rain is awful. I don't wish anybody to that," Lisa Hargrove said. She drove from Shreveport to move her daughter out of the LSU dorms. Dad was MIA. ... more »
  • Breaches reported in sinkhole berm

    May 10, 2013 1:12 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Assumption Parish officials reported a berm around the western side of the Bayou Corne sinkhole breached in five places during strong storms overnight. The parish police jury reported two breaches have been repaired, but one small breach and two larger breaches have yet to be repaired.... more »
  • Tigers lose series opener to Aggies after delays

    May 10, 2013 10:46 AM

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas - After rain delayed the start of their game against Texas A&M, the Tigers lost their series opener to the Aggies 2-1 in a soaked College Station matchup. Aggies pitcher Daniel Mengden held No. 3 LSU to five hits in the game, and reliever Jason Jester... more »
  • More humid with a mix of sun and clouds today

    May 9, 2013 8:02 AM

    We begin this Thursday with mostly clear to partly cloudy skies as clouds stream in from old thunderstorms over the Great Plains. Some patchy fog has also been reported around Baton Rouge. It is a warm and muggy morning with temperatures in the lower to mid 60s. We will... 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 »
  • Streets flooded after strong storms move through

    April 24, 2013 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Flooding on numerous streets in Baton Rouge caused traffic problems after strong storms moved through the capital area this morning. Click here to see a gallery of flood pics from around East Baton Rouge Parish. The Department of Transportation and Development briefly closed I-110 due... more »
  • Rain delays start for Nucor plant

    April 18, 2013 2:39 PM

    CONVENT- The heavy rains over the first two months of the year have pushed back the start-up date for Nucor Corp.'s 2.5 million-ton direct reduced iron plant in St. James Parish. Nucor said because of "extreme weather conditions", the plant is expected to begin operating late this year. The... more »
  • Mix of sun and clouds with rain returning later today

    April 2, 2013 7:32 AM

    We start this Tuesday Morning with partly to mostly cloudy skies along with some patchy fog. Visibilities could drop below 1/4 mile, so please use caution as you travel around Southeast Louisiana. Temperatures are in the 50s. A cold front will move into Baton Rouge from the north today.... more »
  • Morning rain gives way to partly cloudy skies this afternoon

    March 11, 2013 7:52 AM

    A cold front has moved through Baton Rouge this morning and it is bringing us showers and thunderstorms. Some heavy rain is possible too. Temperatures have fallen into the 40s. Take your jacket and umbrella with you today! The rain will come to an end this afternoon and we... more »
  • Rain with some strong to severe storms possible today

    February 21, 2013 7:14 AM

    It is a pretty quiet Thursday Morning across the Capital City. We have mostly cloudy skies and it is a little breezy with temperatures in the upper 40s to lower 50s. The weather will be going downhill by lunchtime today. A warm front will move up from the Gulf... more »
  • Mostly cloudy and cool today

    February 20, 2013 7:30 AM

    We have some partly to mostly cloudy skies on this Wednesday Morning. It is a little chilly with temperatures in the 30s and 40s. The clouds will continue to thicken during the day and that will make it mostly cloudy. This is due to a developing area of low... more »
  • Sunny and mild weather today

    February 19, 2013 6:49 AM

    The rain and storms have come to an end thanks to the cold front moving through Baton Rouge. We have mostly cloudy skies now, but they will gradually dissipate throughout the morning. Temperatures are in the 50s. You can expect a very nice sunny afternoon across the Capital City!... more »
  • Drainage improvements in place in West Feliciana Play Video

    February 12, 2013 4:54 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- People in the Baton Rouge region are once again bracing for flooding problems along several waterways. Portions of southern Mississippi received several inches of rain over the past two days. Much of that water will drain south into Louisiana. Water levels on Thompson Creek and its... more »
  • Mardi Gras parades roll on, draw crowds despite rain Play Video

    February 12, 2013 10:25 AM

    NEW ROADS - Though it thinned the crowds which normally lined lining the streets of New Roads for the town's annual parades, the chance of bad weather didn't stop Louis Daigle. Daigle brought a sign which read "50 percent chance of rain." It helped explain why he was also... more »
  • Rain expected for Mardi Gras in New Orleans

    February 12, 2013 7:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Those flocking to New Orleans can expect a wet Mardi Gras, but the city's biggest free show might not be the washout that once was predicted. National Weather Service forecaster Freddie Zeigler says there's an 80 percent chance of rain Tuesday, with showers likely hitting in the... more »
  • Officials warn of Mardi Gras flooding

    February 11, 2013 2:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency officials in East Baton Rouge Parish warned people to prepare for several inches of rain over the Mardi Gras holiday. The Mayor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness said forecasts called for heavy rain starting on Lundi Gras and continuing until Tuesday evening. ... more »
  • Heavy rain with some storms today

    February 11, 2013 8:35 AM

    We begin this Lundi Gras with scattered showers and thunderstorms as a cold front moves into Baton Rouge. Some could be strong with gusty winds and have heavy rain. Temperatures are in the 50s. The cold front will stall just south of Baton Rouge this afternoon. This will allow... more »
  • Morning fog gives way to evening rain

    February 6, 2013 7:24 AM

    We begin this Wednesday Morning with partly cloudy skies and patchy dense fog across the Baton Rouge area. Visibilities could be less than 1/4 mile at times. The NWS has issued a Dense Fog Advisory until 9 AM today. Please use caution as you travel to work and school today.... more »
  • Neighborhoods remain flooded despite pumping station Play Video

    January 29, 2013 5:38 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Two weeks after a major rain event, residents along Bluff Rd. in the Alligator Bayou area are still flooding. Last Friday, two temporary pumps were installed to clear some of the mess, pumping water from Frog Bayou to Bayou Manchac. Drainage officials report the water has gone... more »
  • A cold rain is expected again today

    January 16, 2013 7:03 AM

    This Wednesday Morning is starting off with mostly cloudy skies and scattered showers across Southeast Louisiana. It is chilly with temperatures in the mid 30s. Better bundle up and take that umbrella with you again! More of the same wet and dreary weather is on tap today. The stationary... more »
  • Freezing rain closes schools, cancels flights

    January 15, 2013 3:01 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La.- Freezing rain and sleet closed Grambling State University early, canceled flights, sent drivers skidding and broke power lines in north Louisiana. Police in both Shreveport and Monroe closed ramps onto Interstate 20. Grambling sent students home at noon Tuesday but Louisiana Tech stayed open. Northwestern State canceled evening... more »
  • Days of rain literally making people SAD

    January 14, 2013 11:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It turns out the prolonged bad weather can actually make people "SAD." Season Affective Disorder is characterized by lowered mood, sleepiness, and irritability. The condition can come on when people go for prolonged periods without adequate sunlight. "Most people's concentration is affected with seasonal affected... more »
  • I-10 widening completion date pushed back Play Video

    January 14, 2013 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Due to inclement weather in January, the Department of Transportation and Development anticipates it will take at least another month to finish the widening project. There isn't much left to do, but what is left cannot be completed until the roadway dries out. "We were... more »
  • Roads, waterways still closed in Ascension Parish

    January 14, 2013 10:40 AM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish authorities continued to deal with swamped roads and high river levels after heavy flooding last week and more rain this past weekend. Waterways are still closed to recreational watercraft until they drop back down to safe levels again. Here's a list of current road... more »
  • Livingston Parish residents fight flooding, more rain

    January 14, 2013 10:27 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Livingston Parish residents continued cleanup efforts after flooding last week and more rain this weekend. The parish declared a disaster after heavy rains last week flooded low-lying portions of the parish and swelled river levels. Gov. Bobby Jindal also issued an emergency declaration for the state... more »
  • More rain with chilly temperatures today

    January 14, 2013 6:46 AM

    We start this Monday Morning with more scattered showers and some heavy rain. It is pretty chilly with temperatures in the lower 40s. Better take your warm coat and umbrella with you today! The showers and a few thunderstorms will continue this afternoon thanks to a stationary front that... more »
  • Potholes popping up in Baton Rouge Play Video

    January 11, 2013 6:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Potholes are popping up more and more in East Baton Rouge as heavy rain moves through the city-parish. "Potholes are more like ponds these days," said driver, Laura Moore. They form when rain gets into cracks in the road, causing the ground to expand and pull... more »
  • Mayor Holden signs disaster declaration for EBR

    January 11, 2013 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President Kip Holden officially declared a local disaster for East Baton Rouge Parish after two days of rainfall and localized flooding. The declaration activates parish emergency response plans and other activities. Holden's office noted that while the rain has stopped, the Amite and Comite rivers... more »
  • Wreck, oil reported on I-12 in Livingston Parish

    January 11, 2013 10:46 AM

    WALKER - Authorities in Livingston Parish responded to two traffic incidents this morning after heavy rains there. The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office reported a vehicle flipped in some water on I-12 West between Satsuma and Walker. Police and EMS were responding to the wreck as of 10:30 a.m. ... more »
  • Rain moves on, high water remains

    January 11, 2013 10:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Heavy rain moved on after soaking Louisiana for two days, leaving behind swollen rivers and areas still dealing with high water. Livingston Parish declared an individual emergency to help residents there deal with flooding in their homes and businesses. Gov. Jindal also declared a statewide emergency... more »
  • Rivers high, ground saturated, more rain on way

    January 11, 2013 7:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana may have a day or two of sun after the storms that swamped the state, but forecasters say rivers and streams will still be high and the ground will still be soggy when the next round of rain hits over the weekend. Christopher Bannan, a... more »
  • Rising waters causes a stink in New Roads neighborhood Play Video

    January 10, 2013 6:43 PM

    NEW ROADS- As rain drops fall, the waters are creeping closer and closer to Josie Lewis' home. But surprisingly that's not what's really bothering her. "I went into my bathroom and I was like ‘what is this odor?'" she said. "It was sewage." Some of the water... more »
  • Delivering mail in the rain Play Video

    January 10, 2013 6:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE- "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds," reads the motto of the US Postal Service, a motto that came into play today as Troy Scott made his daily deliveries. "It's a normal day... more »
  • Statewide emergency declared for flooding

    January 10, 2013 4:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency today for Louisiana in the wake of severe weather and flooding around the state. Jindal said Acadia, Avoyelles, Concordia, East Carroll, Evangeline, Livingston and St. Landry parishes have already declared states of emergency to help residents deal with... more »

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